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Director of Spiritual Life
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
The Office of Spiritual Life seeks to nurture the ethics and identities of the Knox community by expanding our connection to our community and our world. As more people identify as spiritual or non-religious, the office strives to help students navigate and define their own experiences, whether those be religious, humanist, atheist, or something beyond or in between.
In addition, religious literacy remains valuable in a world where we must strive to respect and understand our increasingly diverse neighbors. The Office of Spiritual Life carries the tradition of the liberal arts by teaching students to communicate with people from all walks of life.
The Director of Spiritual Life is a cornerstone of spiritual programming on campus, as well as a confidential resource for all students. Student privacy is fully protected and conversations are not shared, nor do they become part of the student academic or medical record. The Director, Monica Corsaro, provides a safe space for supporting students through their questions about identity and spirituality, as well as through experiences that occur either on campus or prior to arriving at Knox.
Dialogue is a central tenet of spiritual life at Knox. Through religious and political dialogues, the Knox community can move towards understanding and allyship. Cultural programming such as Interfaith Amigos—which brought an Imam, a Rabbi and a Christian minister to campus—helps open the door to a community that serves together and celebrates together.
Students are integral to programing in the Office of Spiritual Life. An example is Mocha with a Muslim, an event offered twice each term with the Islamic Club where students from all backgrounds can meet and have an open conversation with Muslim students. Other active religious student organizations include:
The Office of Spiritual Life helps students take time to learn about each other so that they can learn more about themselves and how they can exist together in this dynamic world. To learn more about the activities of the the center or to get involved, Email Monica Corsaro or call her at 309-341-7920.