Inspiration & Information for those who
want more from
college than just a degree.
Who do you want to be? Are you spiritual?
Religious? Still figuring it out? Regardless of where you are,
college is an intense time of choices, challenge, and growth.
Full of opportunities to learn from
students from around the country and many different faith
traditions, Spirituality 101 is the perfect companion for
college students seeking spiritual fulfillment on campus.
Including practical, hands-on advice and information from
experienced faculty and student affairs professionals, this is
your indispensable guide to the choices and possibilities
available throughout your college experience, and beyond.
Spirituality 101 also offers more than 40
personal student reflections—sometimes funny, sometimes
serious, always honest and wise—that will motivate and
energize you to explore your own questions and commitments.
Your complete guide to navigating a
spiritual life on campus:
Finding Your Place:
Who Do You Want to Be?
Reading, Writing, and
Religion: Spirituality in the Classroom and Beyond
The Club Scene:
Membership and Leadership in Campus Organizations
Sex, Drugs, and Rock
’n’ Roll: Spirituality and Your Social Life
Spiritual Awakening or Crisis of Faith?
Intolerance, Hate, and a Hope for Something Better
Hey, What Does That
Mean? Talking with Others about Your Spirituality
Family, Friends, and Mentors
Taking It Off Campus
A Cap, a Gown, and a
Commitment to Faith
"The college years should be a time
of self-discovery. This book is both practical and enlightening
while addressing a much neglected topic—spirituality.
College students, faculty, and staff would all benefit from
Tobia Deem, assistant dean for
academic and career advising, La Roche College
"Refreshingly non-didactic.... Intentionally pragmatic, offering step-by-step suggestions for handling practical concerns."
"An intensely practical guide to an
aspect of student life that seems intensely impractical. By
focusing on the details of college life, the author helps
students learn how to deepen their spiritual lives and enhance
their well-being. Student voices speak to the reader,
explaining how to have honest, respectful conversations about
faith that add immeasurably to anyone’s college
education. This is a powerful and compelling book."
Fried, professor, Department of
Counseling and Family Therapy, Central Connecticut State
"For college students who want to
explore their spirituality, this book will definitely make
their transition from home to college a smoother one."
Mustaqim Hussein, president, Muslim
Student Organization, Bard College
"Harriet Schwartz has inspired the
writers involved to stretch their ‘spiritual’ wings
and create a wonderful resource for use in campus ministry.
What a joy to have Spirituality 101 in my library."
Hardy, United Campus Ministry
Greater Houston, serving at Rice University and Houston
Community College Central
Harriet L. Schwartz has worked in higher
education for more than a decade. She collaborates with
students on issues of personal, academic, and professional
development. Schwartz began her career as an academic advisor
for a Division I men’s basketball team. Currently she
serves as assistant director of the Career Center at Carnegie
Mellon University in Pittsburgh, providing career and personal
support to students in the performing and fine arts. Schwartz
is also an active freelance writer and photographer, covering
music and other aspects of pop culture for regional and