Mission

It is the mission of the Bethune-Cookman University Chaplaincy Department to cultivate faith as we honor our heritage, tradition, and values through friendly service and theological engagement. 

The Primary Function

The Chaplaincy Department responds to the spiritual needs of faculty, staff, and students through a ministry of care and compassion, offering support services and opportunities designed to develop the spiritual lives of the B-CU community.  The Department promotes ecumenical and interfaith cooperation to facilitate and support the development of programs that address important religious, moral and ethical questions and foster appreciation for the heritage, traditions, and values of Bethune-Cookman University. 

Through faith-based education, students have enabled the realization that each person has been created in the image of God and given the ability to think, reason, and create from a moral perspective. It encourages students to develop a respect for themselves and others and instills a desire for doing right and for serving others.

Last Will and Testament

“I leave you faith.  Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service.  Without faith, nothing is possible.  With it, nothing is impossible” – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955)

B-CU F.I.R.S.T.
Faith
Integrity
Respect
Service
Thirst for Knowledge