The Meredith College Chaplain serves as a campus pastoral presence and is available to the Meredith community for counseling pertaining to religious questions, religious vocations, and personal problems. In addition, the chaplain guides religious programs and engages the Meredith community in meaningful social issues—poverty, issues of race, interfaith understanding, women’s issues. The ministerial staff offers lectures, programs, small group, and counseling opportunities for campus.
Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. the Chaplain hosts The Gathering—topical, informal, student participatory services. The Chaplain and Program of Religious and Ethical Studies also host renowned scholars on campus to address pertinent issues in the field of religion.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBFNC) and Meredith College have agreed to work together in a partnership that supports the mission and calling of both entities. This partnership honors the historic relationship of the College to Baptists in North Carolina, and serves as a vehicle for shared programs.
Through the partnership Meredith College seeks to support the work of CBFNC. The Meredith Chaplain is active in CBF and serves on CBF's Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team. The CBFNC provides scholarship funding for Meredith College students as well as funding for the ministry intern in the Chaplain’s office.
CBFNC offers several opportunities for Meredith College students to engage in summer missions programs. Some of the positions offered will be limited to Baptist students, but a number of the positions are not linked to a denominational preference. The Jones Chapel Reading Room has a shelf with materials from a number of agencies and denominations that employ college students in summer ministry positions.
The Office of the Chaplain is a confidential resource for Title IX. Please see this link for more information: http://www.meredith.edu/about_meredith/human_resources/title-ix-compliance/