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Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Pensby Center
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr. PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-7801
Fax: 610-526-6593

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Religious and Spiritual Life at Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr believes that faith and spirituality are a significant aspect of many students’ lives and that the free exercise of religion, as well as open and vigorous debate of religious ideas, are integral to the educational mission of the College and to the quality of student life on campus.  We strive to create and support spaces on campus that facilitate religious and spiritual community-building, exploration, and inquiry.  Our intent is to celebrate and empower Bryn Mawr’s diverse religious and spiritual community via a focus on interfaith dialogue. 

Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges are offering an interfaith alternative spring break experience in Philadelphia from March 3-6, 2017. Want to learn more about various faith groups in Philadelphia and contribute to service organizations at the same time? Interested in living and learning with other Tri-Co students? This is the program for you! There is no cost to students, but participants must complete the application to indicate their commitment to this program.

If you are not ready to commit but want to indicate your interest and/or have questions, email Dean Christman:

Calendar of religious holidays for 2016 and 2017

Interfaith Council

Seeking transportation funding? Submit a Pensby Funding Form.

Students with sparklers

Diwali celebrations--See more photos of BMC students' celebration of Diwali.

Religious Fair 3

Religious Life tabling

On Bryn Mawr's Campus

As a nondenominational institution, Bryn Mawr does not employ or endorse any religious advisers, groups or representatives.  However, we recognize that religion is a significant aspect of many students' lives and that the free exercise of religion, as well as the open and vigorous discussion of religious ideas, is important to the educational mission of the College and to the quality of student life on campus.  We therefore extend hospitality and assistance to religious advisers and to student religious groups that serve the spiritual and religious needs of our student population.

Liaison to Religious Advisers

Any questions relating to religious advising at Bryn Mawr College, including but not limited to questions regarding the Guidelines and Code of Conduct, should be addressed to:

Vanessa Christman
The Pensby Center
Phone: 610-526-6592

Employees of the College are free to hold and express their religious ideas and beliefs as individuals.  They are not, however, to use their access to students through the College or their authority as College officials to promote any set of religious convictions or commitments. Attempts to do so should be reported to the Pensby Center or to the supervisor of the employee in question.

Local Places of Worship

We welcome you to visit these places of worship
in the area surrounding Bryn Mawr College