The University Chaplaincy: Creating Meaning at Puget Sound

Welcome to the University Chaplaincy! We are a resource that seeks to offer support, care, connection, and challenge to all students, faculty, and staff – inclusive of those of all spiritual and religious backgrounds, as well as those who find meaning in other approaches to the world. Through this work, we hope to help campus members of all roles and stories to find and create meaning during their time studying, living, and working at Puget Sound.

Our Chaplaincy is explicitly committed to being an affirming, inclusive space, with specific commitments to LGBTQ+ inclusion, students/faculty/staff of color, those who are immigrants and refugees, and more. We also advocate for growing into a Campus of Compassion, centered in values of equity, care, and growth for all members of the community.

As a strictly confidential resource for students, faculty, and staff, University Chaplain Dave Wright is available to meet with all members of the campus community for conversation, reflection, exploration, support, and more. Their drop-in office hours are posted here. You can also email to set up an appointment.

Watch for a variety of opportunities to engage with issues of meaning, spirituality, and religion – from major lectures to discussion groups to dinners with local and national guests.