Who We Are

Serving the community of
world religions at MIT

With over 20 chaplains representing many of the world’s religious, spiritual and ethical traditions, and more than 25 different student communities, ORSEL reflects the diversity of the institute’s community. Through regular opportunities for worship, meditation, prayer, and study, the office is a resource for students, faculty, and staff, of all faith traditions and belief systems.

For more information on student groups, visit

The chaplains provide religious, spiritual, and ethical programming, as well as confidential* counseling and crisis support. Please find bios and contact information for chaplains in the menu to the right.

ORSEL affiliated chaplains by denomination

Visit MIT's Diversity website, "Inventing our Future," to learn more about religious diversity at MIT.

*Chaplains who are ordained clergy within their religious traditions are confidential resources for members of the community.

Connect with a chaplain from anywhere

ORSEL is available for anyone who needs support. While ORSEL continues to work remotely, chaplains are  available by phone, email, and remote video conferencing to listen, talk, and be present for you.

If you would like to speak with a chaplain, please email with a bit of information about what you are looking for. An ORSEL staff member will connect you with a chaplain as soon as possible.