Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Need a listening ear? The staff and campus ministers in our office offer a safe place to talk, and an open door for all people. Through short-term pastoral care and support, this is a place where you can be yourself – where it’s ok to laugh, cry, doubt, and explore the questions and challenges of life.

To schedule an appointment with a chaplain you can call us at 817-257-7830, email us at faith@tcu.edu , or visit our offices in Jarvis Hall, first floor. For after-hour emergencies, please call Campus Police at 817-257-7777 and they will direct you to the appropriate resources and contact our after-hours number if needed.


Spiritual Wellness

The spiritual dimension of wellness involves seeking meaning and purpose in human existence. It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the connectedness between people and creation, an awareness of one’s inner life, an ability to be reflective, to discern what one believes and why, and a sense of congruence – that is matching between what we believe, value and feel (the inside) with how we act and behave (the outside).

We offer several programs focusing in on spiritual wellness:

  • The Journey to Spiritual Wellness (part of HR’s Wellness Gold Program)
  • Spiritual Wellness workshops for faculty, staff, and students
  • Opportunities for meditation in the multi-faith prayer room
  • We are also available to help lead spiritual wellness programs with your TCU organizations.  Please email faith@tcu.edu if you are interested in this opportunity.

Grief and Loss

Collaborating with the TCU Counseling and Mental Health Center, RSL staff facilitate a weekly grief support group for students dealing with loss.  The group meets Tuesdays at 3:30pm.  Please contact faith@tcu.edu for more information.

To meet with a campus chaplain, contact faith@tcu.edu.

Additional local grief support resources include:

The Warm Place: The Warm Place provides grief support for children as well as young adults (age 19-25) who have experienced the death of a loved one.

RSL staff can also connect you to local grief support groups; contact faith@tcu.edu for assistance. 


Student Emergency Fund

The RSL office is home to the TCU Student Emergency Fund, which provides short-term financial assistance to students in catastrophic and emergency situations.  To download a fund application, click here. Applications must be turned into the RSL Front Desk in Jarvis Hall on the first floor.  Applications are reviewed by staff from Campus Life, the Office of Financial Aid, and others on campus who work with students in crisis.