Declaring your Religious Affiliation

Why Declare Your Religious Affiliation?

By declaring your religious affiliation, you give us, the Chaplains, a better picture of the complexity and beauty of spiritual diversity here on campus.  These days there are about 3 dozen different traditions represented among Williams students in a typical year. Knowing what those traditions are helps us to honor them, to learn from them, to accommodate them.

All information will be held in strict confidence unless you choose to release it. (Just check the appropriate box in PeopleSoft.) If you choose to release your information, you may receive invitations from student groups or local congregations of your affiliation to attend events and services on campus or in the community. Many students experience this to be a wonderful way to meet new people.

You can change your information any time just by logging on to your PeopleSoft account.

Here’s the path that will lead you to the religious affiliation page: go to http://www.williams.edu/students/.

Then, under “Academics,” click on “PeopleSoft/SELFREG.” Sign in with your user ID and password. Then, under “Campus Personal Information,” click on “Religious Affiliation.” You’ll find a drop-down menu where you can make your selection; and you can select two affiliations if you like. (Please let us know right away if you don’t see your preferred affiliation listed.)

It’s helpful to our diversity data to know even if you have no affiliation, no religious background or interest. There are options for “None,” “Atheist,” and “Agnostic.”

If you have any questions about this process or this information, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the Chaplains’ Office (x2483)

From all of us in the Chaplains’ Office, many thanks for your help.

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