Spirituality, Religion, and Student Health Coalition
If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].
The purpose of the ACHA Spirituality, Religion, and Student Health Coalition is:
- To improve inter-faith, inter-religious, and inter-spiritual
understandings within and among ACHA members with the purpose of
advancing our progress in living by the core values and ethical
standards of ACHA in order to better serve students and advance the
strategic goals of ACHA.
- To advance the highest quality of research and clinical and
educational programming related to faith-based or spirituality-related
- To share research and theory on culturally competent care and teaching in faith-based contexts.
- To facilitate studying, teaching, and learning about the sensitive
and important issues and experiences surrounding human spiritual and
religious experiences that are related to health.
Please note: Any ACHA individual member (Regular, Student,
Associate, or Emeritus) may join a coalition; however, only Regular
Individual and Student Members may vote or hold office in a coalition.
Keith R. Anderson, DMin
Marguerite O’Brien, MSW
University of South Carolina
Coalitions provide a multi-disciplinary, topic-oriented
organizational mechanism with broad geographic representation for
continuing education; advocacy; knowledge; standards; and professional
development. They enhance channels of communication among members with
different professional backgrounds to address common issues in college
health and expand membership participation opportunities in the
association. Coalitions serve as an information and consultative
resource for ACHA members and other communities of interest, and help
create informational and educational resources, guidelines, and/or best
practices. They are available to advise the Board of Directors on
relevant policy issues and plan, solicit, or facilitate programming at
ACHA and affiliate annual meetings.