Interfaith Floor

The Interfaith Floor is for all students seeking to learn more about the diversity of religious, spiritual, and ethical practices observed both on campus and throughout the world. 

Interfaith floor will be inactive for the 21F term

Unfortunately due to a lack of staffing, we are unable to offer the Interfaith floor for the 21F term. We hope to be able to restart the program in the 22W term. 

About the Community

The Interfaith Floor is for all students seeking to learn more about the diversity of religious, spiritual, and ethical practices observed both on campus and throughout the world. Residents of the Interfaith Floor meet weekly to increase their religious literacy, share their own spiritual autobiographies, and examine the diversity of symbols, rituals, and themes that have given shape to religious life over the millennia up to the modern day. All students are encouraged to apply, whether they practice a particular religion, are spiritual but not religious, or identify as seeking, agnostic, or atheist.

The Interfaith Floor is a place for students who want examine their own values, explore the values of their floormates with curiosity and respect, seek meaning and purpose, and prepare to be well-informed global leaders.

Residency Expectations

Members of the community are expected to make a commitment to living together in a diverse interfaith community. Expectations of residency include:

  • A commitment to the creation of a safe living space to explore and discuss pertinent topics of faith, religious diversity, and spiritual life.
  • Required attendance at the virtual weekly meetings throughout the term held on Sunday nights from 6:00-7:00 p.m EST.
  • Attendance at least one alternative virtual worship service followed by the preparation of a reflection and discussion with floormates based on said experience.

Staff Advisor

  • Currently Vacant

Application Prompts

  1. What interests you about the Interfaith Floor? What do you plan to gain from this experience?
  2. What background experience have you had with religion or religious traditions (growing up and/or at Dartmouth)? Please also describe some experiences or encounters with religious difference or interfaith activity.
  3. What unique contributions can you offer to the Interfaith Floor?

Location

Some residents of this learning community will have the opportunity to live co-located together in one of our residence halls to allow for a maximum level program immersion. As space is limited, we will also offer the opportunity for students assigned to live in residence halls around campus to participate in programming through our hybrid model.