College is stressful enough in terms of academics without worrying about maintaining a faith-centered life.

For many students who practice a faith, college is the first test of whether or not they really want to worship. You no longer have your parents forcing you to wake up and go to a service, and the extra hours of sleep sound appealing. But you also want to continue to follow the faith that was developed throughout your childhood.

What do you do?

First, a decision to attend a private Catholic or Christian college is a step in the right direction. I’m sure you can find opportunities anywhere you go, but a going to college or university that makes faith a priority certainly helps. Gannon is no exception – the school provides an endless number of resources and opportunities for students of all religions.

One of the major resources for Gannon students is the campus ministry office. This office organizes different events, groups and retreats that focus on more than just religious affiliation. For students looking to meet others who share their faith, the campus ministry office is a great place to start.

Another great asset to Gannon’s community is the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel. This is the chapel that houses numerous masses and services for the Catholic community at Gannon. There are also dozens of churches of varying denominations just a short walk or drive from campus.

Hopefully you now have a better idea of the religious community here at Gannon as well as what Gannon has to offer students who are looking for a more in-depth religious experience.

God Bless,


Faith is an important part of life at Gannon. Learn more about the campus ministry office.