Alright, so you were raised in a certain religion, whether it was Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, or whatever it may be. Self-exploration, especially in one’s faith, is common and encouraged in American society during the college years. Whether you decide that you want to explore different faiths and/or denominations or you want to stay with the one you’ve always known, here are a few tips to help you navigate the waters of finding your faith in school.
Even public schools are required to allow religious organizations on campus. During orientation is the best time to find this out. Even if you’re someone that uses the wiccan book of shadows as your holy book, you can usually find some sort of organization that focuses on Wicca or Paganism and you can get connected with them. Check the college or university’s website to see if any faith-based organizations have websites with information about their organization.
If you’re going to college in a town you are unfamiliar with, just use any internet search. Many places of worship have their own websites now, which makes your search for somewhere to worship a lot easier than it used to be. That means that you have ways to connect with people and to make sure that you are getting a wide variety of options that you can work with as time goes on. Previous generations are much more concerned about the name of the church than the current generation is if you find a group to work with and to see what is going on, you can actually feel a lot better about what’s going on and find a community that you’re happy with.
Consider looking around and finding a way to make your spirituality a big part of what you’re doing as you grow throughout your college career.