Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual wellness is having a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to your life. Being a spiritually well person can bring a sense of clarity to the world around us and provide us the opportunity to grow healthy relationships with ourselves and others.

Spiritual Wellness Resources:

  • The Orange County Campus is located on the property of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Orange County Campus informs students of the resources available through University Ministry and through the Sister's Center for Spiritual Development.
  • Prayer booklets from University Ministry are available upon request. For more information, contact Javier Gutierrez at jgutierrez30@usfca.edu.
  • SLE works in partnership with University Ministry to register and support religious affiliated student organizations.
  • Multifaith Meditation Room (Tower 123) provides a sanctuary where people of all faiths and religious traditions may retreat for prayer, meditation, and spiritual activities. The space features several design elements or symbols that are represented in all of the world's major religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Bahai, Judaism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity.
  • Interfaith visiting series offers students opportunities to attend services at local houses of worship to explore other faith traditions.
  • Retreats either on- or offsite give students, faculty or staff opportunities to come away from the demands of life and connect with themselves, their faith and one another in nature or in silence.
  • One-on-one spiritual direction and support is available in UM with a Jesuit priest, Rabbi or Baptist minister.
  • UM hosts on campus spiritual affinity group meetings such as Breaking Bread and the Binary, Orthodox Christians, InterVarsity, Muslim Student Association, etc.
  • Student liturgies are held in St. Ignatius Church when classes are in session, all are welcome.
  • For more information, contact University Ministry at um@usfca.edu.