10 Points of Best Practice

  1. Be educated and knowledgeable about religions, interfaith, and nonreligious worldviews.
  2. You are not expected to know everything. Be aware that you will be constantly learning new information about religion and aspects of religion.
  3. Have an open dialogue and engagement with students about religion.
  4. Be proactive rather than reactive to students’ religious needs.
  5. Have a positive attitude toward learning about and helping students with their religious needs.
  6. Conduct a needs assessment for the students’ religious and spiritual needs.
  7. Celebrate the diversity and relationships of different religions  and nonreligious beliefs.
  8. Support interfaith discussion and engagement in all aspects of your work.
  9. Be aware of policies and attitudes of your college/university toward religions.
  10. Empower students to find resources that help them practice their religion.