Humanist and Secular Services
Providing resources, advocacy, and Humanist pastoral care. We welcome and serve all students, faculty, and staff facing personal challenges, seeking meaning and purpose, seeking guidance for ethical development, and other support from a Humanist values perspective.
Humanism is a positive, life-affirming non-religious worldview that focuses on an individual’s connectivity to, and impact on, others. We see kindness and compassion as ubiquitous human potentials, and promote respect and inclusion for people of all worldviews.
Office hours by appointment
For schedule and registration information, visit http://SRMA-UCF.org/find-a-workshop
We host two workshops to provide conversations promoting a campus community that respects and includes individuals of all faith and non-faith perspectives.
- Secular and Religious Minority Awareness (SRMA) – promotes inclusion for all perspectives by raising awareness and understanding about stereotypes and discrimination and provides discussion about our ability to influence inclusion around us.
- Humanism: The Experience of Living Without God – explores Atheistic identities, discrimination and other challenges faced by non-religious people, and how we can all work toward a more inclusive world.
In addition to workshops each semester, we support a Humanist Safe Zone Allies network and provide consultations to individuals and departments. Allies must complete the SRMA workshop and are encouraged to attend the Humanism discussion as an advanced course.
The meetings are free to join and are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Innovation Center in Research Park. Parking at the building is free. Follow the signs to the Human Resources suite; we are in room 102.
Offering students with secular values a safe place to socialize, engage in activism, and contribute to their community out of kindness and compassion for humanity.
People of faith often seek a faith community (church) to find fellowship, engagement, and connection. There are similar communities for non-religious people in Central Florida. For a list of communities, secular resources, and other support outside of UCF, visit https://srmaucf.wordpress.com/secular-resources/