While at U of T, you may want to explore your own faith, belief, or philosophy by joining a religious group or club. Most students have positive experiences with faith-based groups recognized by the University of Toronto. However, you should be aware that high-pressure, aggressive groups do exist, and you may be approached by a member of one of these groups. You should be especially wary of off-campus groups.
Such groups may be
Read about how to recognize aggressive religious recruitment (PDF).
If you’ve been in contact with an aggressive religious or other high pressure group, or if you just want some help, here’s what you can do:
Contact the Multi-Faith Centre
The purpose of the Multi-Faith Centre is to support the spiritual well-being of students, staff, and faculty and to increase our understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices.
Contact Richard Chambers, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-946-3119.
Get in touch with a chaplain
Any of the University chaplains (PDF) can help you determine whether a group is being aggressive. They can also help you connect with your own or another faith community.
Campus Chaplains AssociationThe Multi-faith Centre maintains a partnership with the Campus Chaplains Association and offers a directory of campus chaplains to help students and chaplains connect with one another. Learn more about Campus Chaplains Association