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Reflection Room

Purpose

The Reflection Room will serve multiple purposes, including:

  • Promoting mental well-being: A reflection or prayer room provides a serene and peaceful environment where students can take a break, meditate, de-stress, and reflect on their thoughts and emotions.
  • Supporting diverse religious practices: It allows students from various religious backgrounds to have a designated space for their religious practices, rituals, and prayers.
  • Enhancing spiritual growth: A reflection or prayer room fosters the exploration and development of one's spirituality, allowing individuals to engage in personal growth and self-reflection.
  • Facilitating cultural understanding: Providing a space where students can practice and express their religious and cultural beliefs encourages learning and understanding among different communities, promoting tolerance and appreciation for diversity.

Décor and Atmosphere

The overall tone of the room shall be neutral. Students will have a quiet and tranquil atmosphere while in it.

Reservations

Students may reserve the Reflection Room at the Student Life front desk and sign in to gain access. Upon leaving, students must check out at the front desk.

Usage

The Reflection Room has a 30-minute usage.

Reflection Room Guidelines

  • Food and beverages, other than water, are not permitted.
  • Please remove your footwear outside the room and place them on the shoe rack.
  • Please move the sign to "In Use" and return the sign to "Open" upon departure.
  • The equipment in the room is for your use while in the Reflection Room: prayer rugs/pillows, lamps, chairs, etc. Please place the equipment back in its original location before leaving.
  • Symbols or materials of faith or non-faith traditions must be removed after usage.
  • Please do not walk on prayer rugs if they are laid out or unused.
  • Please feel free to meet your practice's needs while respecting volume.
  • Flame: candles or incense are not permitted in the room. LED candles are acceptable.

Students are encouraged to ask for assistance, provide feedback, and relay issues related to the Reflection Room to department staff members.

Contact

Location and Hours

Student Life Department

Building B, Room B173.12

Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8 am to 7 pm
Friday: 8 am to 5 pm