Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.
- John Wesley
Founder of the Methodist Church, and Illinois Wesleyan's namesake
Welcome to the Office of Multifaith Engagement (OME)! Housed in Evelyn Chapel, our office celebrates and supports the diversity of worldviews present at Illinois Wesleyan - religious, spiritual, and secular. Through multifaith programming, student organizations, and a team of professional and student leaders, we seek to provide a venue for asking meaningful questions - including questions about who we are and what we are for. Whatever beliefs and practices you bring, we are here to support you on your journey.
Our home in Evelyn Chapel is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There are always spaces available to study, gather for conversation, or make a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Come visit us anytime!
IWU is a multicultural and multi-religious community, and the Office of Multifaith Engagement (OME) at Evelyn Chapel celebrates the religious and secular diversity of today’s students, faculty, and staff. Diverse beliefs, convictions, and spiritual practices are welcome here as are a diversity of questions. Questions—about who we are and what we are for—are perennial in and for the liberal arts tradition. The OME, through weekly programming and special events, seeks to provide a venue for asking those questions, and works at the crossroads of intellectual exploration, spiritual reflection, community service, and interfaith dialogue.
Illinois Wesleyan University is home to a wide range of religious and spiritual programs. A number of Registered Student Organizations represent different faith traditions. The Office of Multifaith Engagement supports the work of these Registered Student Organizations and offers programming exploring and practicing faith and spirituality, interfaith community, and social justice. The OME is also home to the Multifaith Ambassador Program, a unique leadership program for students who represent a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives and beliefs, and who are passionate about understanding and engaging religious diversity on campus, in their own communities, and in the world.
Evelyn Chapel is a welcoming place to just come and be. During the school year, the Chapel is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There are always spaces available to study, gather for conversation, or make a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
Walt Wiltschek, University Chaplain, is also here to offer spiritual support and care for students, faculty, and staff. Students may email (email@example.com) to make an appointment. The Office of Multifaith Engagement is a Safe Zone for LGBTQIA students.