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Protestant Chaplain Rev. Dan Bell

Welcome from the Protestant Chaplain

 All are welcome. All are valued as part of the community. All are loved by God. 

Welcome! My name is Dan Bell and I serve as the Protestant Chaplain at Tufts University. I provide spiritual care and support to anyone on campus and work closely with the Protestant Students Association (PSA) to offer engaging programs. As you explore what the Protestant Chaplaincy has to offer, I hope you will find a warm and welcoming community open to all people and identities. We celebrate the many traditions that make up the Protestant family of faith, and we are passionate about building an inclusive and justice-oriented Christian community on campus. Whether you grew up in church or you are exploring religion and spirituality for the first time, I would be delighted to get to know you. 

I pray that you find a sense of belonging at Tufts as we explore faith, enjoy fellowship, and work together to help make God’s dream for the world come true. Please email me if you have any questions or would like to meet for coffee and conversation. I look forward to learning how I can best serve you at Tufts. 

I hope you will explore this site to learn more about us. Feel free to email me at or call me at 617.627.2097 if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to meet. To receive our weekly e-news during the academic year, please sign up here. I look forward to connecting with you and learning how I can best serve you at Tufts.


The Reverend Daniel Bell, M.Div.

Protestant Chaplain

Welcome from the Protestant Students Association (PSA)

Orientation 2021

Students enjoy a relaxed moment on the Tisch Library Roof at the Protestant Welcome Brunch during Orientation, August 2021.

"Being a part of the Protestant Students Association has been such an unexpectedly wonderful and impactful college experience that I’ll cherish forever. What truly unites all of us are our common core values: unwavering compassion, hard work and the desire to serve others. If you're curious to see what our worship community is like, we would love for you to stop by for a service! We look forward to getting to know you." - Sara Mitchell, A21, Former PSA Executive Board Treasurer

PSA is a community made up of students who identify with the Protestant traditions of Christian faith. We are a progressive interdenominational community that seeks to serve the greater Tufts community and each other in worship, formation, fellowship, and outreach. We celebrate the practice of Radical Welcome, and invite people of every race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, religious background, veteran status, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression to bring the fullness of who they are into this community. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Please contact student leaders with questions and concerns.

PSA Student Leadership 2023-2024

President Emily Thompson, A24
Treasurer Madeleine Hudgins, A26
Worship and Outreach Coordinator Sam Gully, A25
Interfaith Student Council Representative Patrick Elwood, A24
Fellowship Coordinator Charlotte Conroy, E25