Spiritual Life at Queens
DEEP ROOTS. BROAD REACH.
From our founding in 1857, the Queens community has lived out our motto, “Not to be served, but to serve.” Our deep roots in Presbyterian tradition mean we nurture minds and spirit as we commit to the greater good. But those roots also anchor our broad reach, as we build relationships with all people—regardless of religious or secular leanings. Along the way, we learn more about each other, ourselves, and our world.
Presbyterian & Pluralist Statement
We affirm Queens’ ties, established at our founding in 1857, with the Presbyterian Church (USA). This tradition has embedded core values such as service, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to the civic good in Queens’ DNA. Thus the Queens community promotes the civic good by fostering knowledge and nurturing relationships among people of different religious and philosophical world views. This pluralistic approach lies at the heart of the transformative educational experience Queens provides.
Clubs and Organizations
- Catholics on Campus
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Interfaith Leadership Council
- Muslim Student Association
- Reformed University Fellowship
- UKirk Presbyterian Campus Fellowship
- Young Life
The Robert and Pamela Davies Fellowship offers a signature “Yes/And” experience for students who are committed to exploring religious and spiritual life at Queens and beyond. Our Davies fellows learn in both academic and co-curricular settings, serve as campus leaders, engage in community outreach, and reflect together on faith-based or philosophical values that shape their lives.
Rabbi Judy Schindler
Campus Rabbi and Director, Stan Greenspon Center
Imam Atif Chaudhry
Coordinator of Muslim Life
The Rev. Dr. Suzanne Watts Henderson
Dean of Belk Chapel
The Rev. Joey Haynes
University Chaplain, Director of Davies Center for Faith & Outreach