111.3 Chaplain's Office

Created by: Pat Teague on 08/22/2001
Category: 0 - General Administration; 00 - General
Originator: President
Current File: 111.3
Adoption Date: 02/18/2009
Reviewed for Currency: 02/18/2009
Replaces File: 111.3
Date of Origin: 11/12/1975
Classification: Faculty
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111.3 Chaplain's Office


A. Background

Consistent with the heritage of the institution the University includes trained clergy among its professional staff.


B. Policy

The chaplain and his or her associates are responsible for providing a Christian ministry to the campus community and for coordinating campus religious activities.


C. Guidelines

1. The chaplain is appointed by the President and reports directly to the President.

2. Among the duties of the chaplain and staff are:

a. Pastoral ministry in crises for the Furman community--students, faculty, administration and staff, and their families;

b. Regular and continuing counseling to members of the Furman community;

c. Leadership in various religious activities on campus and administrative responsibility for all religious organizations, including supervision of volunteer chaplains;

d. Direction of Religion-in-Life series, dormitory discussions, seminars and personal growth groups, and university worship;

e. Assessing and granting or denying use of university facilities by off-campus religious groups or individuals;

f. Administration of the church-related vocations organization for students committed to or expressing significant interest in a ministry career;

g. Directing the Pastors School/Engaging Faith each summer; and

h. Administration of the facilities of the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel.