Soul Sightings: Welcome! We’re here to serve.

By The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Staff, Contributing Writer(s)

The staff of The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life welcomes you back to UMass Dartmouth. For undergraduates, graduate and international students arriving on campus for the first time, we welcome you and we look forward to meeting you!

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is the center for faith, religion and spirituality on campus. We are located in Room 202 on the second floor of the Campus Center. The office is generally staffed during regular business hours and even later for special programs or services. The office may be reached at 508-999-8872 or 508-999-9153.

There are a number of religious groups represented on campus. Those with chaplains, campus ministers, or advisors available to students are from Catholic, Hindu, Jewish and Protestant faith traditions. Other faith groups on campus are student run with the assistance of an advisor. Those groups include, The Muslim Student Association, CRU(Christian Fellowship), InterVarsity, The Newman Catholic Student Organization and Hillel, the organization for Jewish students.

The Catholic campus ministers are Fr. David Frederici  and Deacon Frank Lucca. The Hindu chaplain is Swami Yogatmananda.

The department director and the advisor for those of the Jewish faith is Rabbi Jacqueline Satlow.  Rev. Dr. Neil Damgaard is the Protestant chaplain. Visit The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life page on the UMass Dartmouth website here.

life/ for information, contact info, as well as links to various faith group’s websites, Facebook and Twitter pages, and schedules of services available on or near campus.

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life exists to support students of all beliefs and backgrounds with the goal of assisting you in developing a greater sense of who you are and the kind of person you want to become; to assist in the search for meaning and purpose in your life, and; to foster respect and understanding among the people of different faiths and religious backgrounds on the UMass Dartmouth campus.

Let us know how we can be of service.


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