Partnerships are an integral part of the success of the Department of Religion, it's programs, and students. Through these vital relationships the breadth and depth of our programs are greatly enriched, unique opportunities for collaborative research across disciplinary boundaries is encouraged, and exciting new programs are developed and maintained.
Claremont Universities Connections
CGU provides a uniquely supportive environment as a member of the Claremont Colleges Consortium of seven independent, private institutions. This allows for an intimate educational experience coupled with the academic breadth and resources of a much larger institution. Many of the 550 faculty members from the undergraduate colleges actively participate in CGU's academic programs. We share a variety of central services, programs, and facilities, including a library system with over 2-million volumes, a bookstore, a student health service, a counseling center, and a chaplains' office and religious center. We also enjoy frequent collaboration with other faculty in the Arts & Humanities, as well as a unique historic cooperation with Claremont School of Theology.
Board of Visitors
The Department of Religion has a multi-religious and multi-cultural Board of Visitors who reflect the religious diversity of our region. Members of the Board are respected leaders within their religious and/or cultural communities who are also committed to building an academic community that is devoted to understanding religions, religious diversity, and the various issues and problems that arise between communities. Through the Board and the Councils the Department of Religion has established permanent and vibrant relationships with religious communities in our region through hosted events, conferences, symposia, and cultural events.
The Department of Religion is dedicated to studying religions in their relationship to each other and to understanding religions in terms of their interdependence, cultural exchange, and unique contributions to civilization. Through its councils the department seeks to establish permanent and vibrant relationships with the religious communities in our region. Currently, four councils facilitate that process. They are: