The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices oversees, advises, and supports a wide range of religious and civic communities and initiatives on campus and plays an important role as a college liaison to the mid-Hudson Valley community. Staff members are available for pastoral counseling and spiritual guidance for any concern or question students may have. The director for Jewish student life and part-time affiliate advisors serve the Jewish, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and InterVarsity communities on campus. A faculty advisor volunteers to support our Buddist Sangha. We are located in the Chapel tower, as well as at the Bayit, Vassar’s home for Jewish campus life, at 51 Collegeview Avenue, and provide programming and support for 11 different student religious groups at Vassar.