The University Chaplain provides interfaith services and programs and serves as an umbrella for all religious life on all campuses. The University Chaplain works cooperatively with the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim Associate Chaplains and administers Goddard Chapel as a university facility. Special support is provided for traditions not represented by Associate Chaplains, like Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
The University Chaplain also reaches beyond traditional religious groups to concerns in all aspects of university endeavor and in relations with surrounding communities. This includes teaching, community service, counseling, helping to promote a positive ethical climate for Tufts as a whole and serving in an ombuds role — mediating disputes and making recommendations to the President. The University Chaplaincy upholds the Universalist tradition and commitment to inclusivity.