Welcome from the Dean

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” (African Proverb).
Brian KonkolSince its dedication in 1930, Hendricks Chapel has defined and embraced its role as the physical and metaphorical “heart” of Syracuse University. From its central presence on the Quad, the chapel speaks to our core yearnings of meaning, purpose, dignity, and hope. Furthermore, as “a home for all faiths, and a place for all people”, the chapel – and the purpose which undergirds it – serves as a distinctive and significant reminder that our collective future depends upon whether or not people that navigate religion differently can develop the aptitude to cooperate.

In order to prepare engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders for participation in a changing global society, each year over 100,000 people participate in the wide range of programs associated with Hendricks Chapel. From community engagement ventures, to musical performances and public lectures, to religious and spiritual communities, the chapel is a visible and vibrant setting for both gathering and sending. Please view our website for additional information.

Hendricks Chapel is gifted with history and bursting with possibility. On behalf of the staff and chaplains, I invite you to explore our diverse and expanding array of opportunities, and as you do, please know that all are welcome. Regardless of your history, identity, or capacity, there is a home for you here, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

May we go far. Together.

The Rev. Brian E. Konkol, Ph.D.
Dean of Hendricks Chapel