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Hendricks Chapel

Hendricks Chapel is the spiritual heart of Syracuse University. It aims to connect people of all faiths and no faith through dialogue, reflective spirituality, and a commitment to social justice.

Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University quad

Hendricks Chapel opened its doors to the University community in September of 1930. Since that time, the University has changed from a relatively small, Methodist-related academy to the large, diverse, secular University it is today. With the focus always on inclusiveness, Hendricks remains a welcoming refuge for each and every member of the campus community.

Learn more about the chapel

Religious Groups

Hendricks Chapel is home to all student religious and spiritual groups on campus. These groups span a wide variety of religious traditions and spiritual interests, and are open to all students. While each group serves a particular faith constituency, all work together as part of the Religious Life Council on issues of interfaith engagement, student welfare, and spiritual programming.

For more information, visit the lower level of Hendricks Chapel where a bulletin board is posted with up-to-date information about activities.


“Grab a Warm Drink”

Follow @oursyracuseu on Instagram for a look at Syracuse University through the eyes of our students.

People's Place chalkboard menu “One of my favorite places to grab a warm drink before class is @peoplesplacesu. My favorite drink on the menu is the Austin Powers, which is half coffee and half hot chocolate. I love this drink because I'm not a huge coffee fan. If you've never been to People's Place, I recommend trying it out!” —Jessica Engs

The Food Pantry

The Food Pantry serves all students from Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) at no cost. You may request food should you need it, or refer other students. To donate food, bring non-perishable or perishable items to the Dean's Office. Check out the shopping list to see what items we are currently low on. The Food Pantry is also happy to hold a food drive. To volunteer or learn more about the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry, contact Syeisha Byrd at 315.443.1254 or