The E. Carlton Wilton Center for Interfaith Campus Ministries was dedicated in 1990 as a place of retreat and reflection for our campus community. The center upholds the values of diversity and inclusion in a safe and supportive environment, and we embrace students of all backgrounds and faith traditions. We welcome anyone at the University to step away from the busyness of campus life and enter our doors to find a place of nurture and support.
The Wilton Center is located next to Cannon Chapel, among quiet pathways and gardens, and is home to the Office of the Chaplaincy, 18 campus ministries, the multifaith reception room and kitchen, Pathways lounge, a conference room, and the Dr. David Burhans Inter-Religious Prayer Room. Students also use the center for fellowship, small group discussions, and meeting space for both secular and religious organizations.
The Chaplaincy suite and conference room were renovated in 2012 and received new carpet, furniture, paint, and upgraded lighting. A kitchenette was added to the suite along with a flatscreen tv and the conference room received a full audiovisual upgrade including projector, screen, touch screen control panel, cable tv, and document camera.
In 2013 the space previously occupied by the Bonner Scholars office was renovated into a student space named Pathways Lounge. The lounge includes a student workroom and space for small group gatherings. The three offices were also renovated and are now occupied by the Director of Catholic Life, the Muslim Life Program Coordinator, and the Director of Spiritual Formation.
In 2014 the Multifaith Room and downstairs campus ministry offices were fully renovated and received new carpet, furniture, paint, and upgraded lighting. The Multifaith Room now has full audiovisual capability including a built in projector, screen, touch screen control panel, cable tv, and a DVD/VHS player. There is also a patio off the Multifaith Room that includes outdoor furniture and a grill. The first floor campus ministry suite includes offices and storage for the the InterVarsity and Baptist campus ministry leaders and a fully renovated kitchenette and small meeting space. Please contact Karen Redden for more information about using the grill.