About Religious Life
The Primary Function
The University Chaplain serves as the Director of Religious Life to respond to the spiritual needs of faculty, staff and students through a ministry of care and compassion. This position directs and coordinates chaplain ministries designed to develop the spiritual lives of students, faculty and staff of Bethune-Cookman University. In addition, the Office of Religious Life promotes ecumenical and interfaith cooperation of campus to facilitate and support the development of programs that address important religious, moral and ethical questions of the day.
Last Will and Testament
“I leave you faith. Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible” – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955)
Members of the Bethune-Cookman University Family draw motivation and direction from six strongly held principles:
- Christian Mission. We exist to serve the needs of our communities and incorporate Christian values at every level of service.
- High Ethical Standards. We conduct our business with integrity, honesty, and fairness.
- Quality and Service Excellence. We strive to meet or exceed both the service standards of the education industry and the expectations of the students we serve. We measure our success by continuously surveying
- Compassion. We are sensitive to the needs of others
- Focus on Community. We commit time, talent, and financial support to our neighbors.
- Cultural diversity. We value the diversity of others
Taken from Bethune-Cookman University Catalog (2009-2011)
Contact Information and Hours of Operation
8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
The Charles Parlin Student Center, Room #104a
(From Quad, first office on left)
Office of Religious Life
640 Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114