Student Life

EDS CommunityAt Episcopal Divinity School, we believe a diverse living and learning environment is fundamental to our theological enterprise. Our community includes people from across the United States and the globe; as well as those who call New England home. Some students and their families live on either the Brattle Street or Wendell Street campus; others commute.

Students electing the Distributive Learning option are on campus four weeks per year, and also participate in the life of the community through the use of educational technology which facilitates participation in online discussion groups, worship services, special lectures, and events. Students enrolled at Lesley University also live on campus and Lesley students and faculty share the Sherrill Hall library and classroom space.

The challenge of living in a diverse community enriches us with the gift of multiple perspectives, and we are transformed daily by the experience of living and studying together. We differ from each other in terms of gender, race, social class, sexual identity, ideology, culture, age, and nationality, but we share a common life in classrooms, chapel, dining hall, green spaces, and homes. This experience is education in its fullest sense.