Office of Religious and Spiritual Life


Whether you are looking to connect with your religious or spiritual tradition, to learn about traditions or perspectives other than your own, or to find a hospitable place for community and conversation, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is here for you.

Lives of Purpose

Lives of Purpose (LoP) is for first-years looking to engage the local community, build meaningful relationships, and reflect together about purpose and commitment on campus.
Applications for the class of 2021 are now open! Accepted on a rolling basis.

Colby Religious & Spiritual Communities


Colby is home to a wide (and growing) array of student-centered religious communities, and opportunities for connection to the local community abound. All of our gatherings are open to all; doubts, and convictions are all welcome.  A holiday calendar, for planning purposes, can be found here.


Multi-Faith Programs

Colby’s robust multi-faith programs offer an opportunity to build community across religious lines and engage energetically with difference. Atheists, agnostics, seekers, and members of the worlds religious traditions gather, often, to eat, converse, and work together.


Pastoral Care and Conversation

Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Kurt Nelson and campus Rabbi Rachel Isaacs are available for conversation and pastoral care for all members of the Colby community.  Be in touch if you are looking for a support group, as they are formed often.