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The Tucker Center

6154 South Fairbanks Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3780
Email: Tucker.Center@dartmouth.edu

Ongoing Programs

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Multi-Faith Conversations

Multi-Faith Conversations meets Tuesdays during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms from 5:30 – 7:00 PM for dinner and conversation in Tucker 105. Students of any or no faith are welcome to join. All we ask for is an interest in issues of ethics and spirituality as an important aspect of campus life and a willingness to share and listen.

"Multi-Faith Conversations events have provided some of the most meaningful and thought-provoking experiences I've had on campus in terms of shaping how I view myself and others around me, as well as what I perceive about the religious and spiritual climate on campus." ('18)

Our meetings revolve around topics of members' choosing. Topics have ranged from discussions of religion and politics, bioethics, religion in pop culture, moral relativism, the importance of self-care, and more. Feel free to join us and suggest your own topic. 

"Multi-Faith Conversations certainly is a positive force not only for the development of spiritual life on campus, but for a thoughtful and engaged student body." ('17)

Interfaith Living and Learning Community

The Interfaith Floor is for all students seeking to learn more about the diversity of religious, spiritual, and ethical practices observed both on campus and throughout the world. Residents of the Interfaith Floor meet weekly over dinner to increase their religious literacy, share their own spiritual autobiographies, and examine the diversity of symbols, rituals, and themes that have given shape to religious life over the millennia up to the modern day. All students are encouraged to apply, whether they practice a particular religion, are spiritual but not religious, or identify as seeking, agnostic, or atheist.

The Interfaith Floor is a place for students who want to examine their own values, explore the values of their floormates with curiosity and respect, seek meaning and purpose, and prepare to be well informed global leaders.

Residency Expectations

Members of the community are expected to make a commitment to living together in a diverse inter-faith community. Expectations of residency include:

  • A commitment to the creation of a safe living space to explore and discuss pertinent topics of faith, religious diversity, and spiritual life.
  • Required attendance at the weekly community dinner meetings throughout the term held on Sunday nights from 6-7 pm.
  • Attendance at least one alternative worship service followed by the preparation of a reflection paper and discussion with floormates based on said experience.

Applications are accepted each term. For more information or to apply, please contact the Office of Residential Life.

Walks Clamantis

"Walks Clamantis has offered a glimpse into the lives of Dartmouth students that I haven't encountered elsewhere. Participants' descriptions of their struggles to find themselves, to find meaning in life beyond having been accepted to an Ivy League institution or to a fraternity or sorority...have resonated with me on social, personal, emotional, and intellectual levels." - GR Student

This student-led series features upperclassmen who organize and lead weekly "walk and talk" reflections around campus. Leaders guide participants on a personalized campus tour as they share stories of meaningful moments from their Dartmouth careers. Themes from past Walks have included maintaining long-distance relationships, participating in Greek life, finding community, and building friendships. The series highlights sophomores during the summer term and seniors in the spring. Walks Clamantis is poignant, story-driven, often hilarious, and entirely "not your average Dartmouth tour."

"I am consistently amazed by the honesty and bravery of students at Walks Clamantis as they share stories of their Dartmouth experience. Each and every one makes me rethink what being at Dartmouth means for me and how this experience is shaped and defined by the people and places here on campus." - GR Student

 Alternative Spring Break trip to Washington, D.C.

"This entire trip was a risk and a challenge for me, but I chose to go because it took me way out of my comfort zone... I became more bold, adventurous, and curious as a result of this trip. I have found new passions and have a renewed sense of excitement for the years ahead of me and possibilities for what I want to accomplish for justice in the world. This trip has literally changed my life!" - '19 participant on the 2016 ASB trip

Each year, the Tucker Center coordinates a Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Washington DC. The theme of the 2018 ASB program is "Race, Faith, and Justice." Students from all religious, spiritual, and moral backgrounds—including those who do subscribe to a faith—are encouraged to apply.

The ASB Program seeks to bring together students from a diversity of religious and moral traditions to explore the issues of race and justice in the Washington DC Metro Area. Together, this group will engage with a variety of community agencies, religious communities, Dartmouth alumni, students, and public officials wrestling with issues of faith, race, and justice. On past programs, ASB participants have met with Congressional staff, explored historical districts such as DC's U Street, visited with students and religious advisors at Howard University, observed a wide array of religious and spiritual services, and much more. By continuously exploring and reflecting upon issues of faith and race, participants will have the opportunity to ask provocative questions about the most important issues of justice facing our national community and develop meaningful relationships within the context of religious difference, all while delving deeply into personal visions of what it means to live a moral life.

An ASB Trip Leader is one of the primary people responsible for the outcome of the Faith, Race, and Justice trip. Thus, he or she must have a passionate interest in leading the trip, because a successful trip for all participants is only possible if trip leaders execute their responsibilities fully and with heart. ASB trip leaders do share ASB trip responsibilities with a co-leader, trip advisor, and the Tucker ASB Student Assistant.

Please read pages 1-2 of the Trip Leader application for more information.

The deadlines for the 2018 ASB trip have passed. If you are interested in applying for the 2019 ASB, keep an eye out for applications to come out in the fall of 2018. Below are the applications from this past round.

ASB 2018 Application - Trip Leader Applicant

ASB 2018 Application - General Applicant

"Before this trip, I think I was all too guilty of the 'not my problem' mentality. I rarely went to the talks hosted on campus every day. Now I feel like I have both the motivation and vocabulary to discuss issues of race, faith and social justice." - '16 participant on the 2016 ASB trip

For more information on the ASB program, please contact Leah Torrey.

Speed Stories

Speed Stories, which began in 2016, is a new initiative that invites Dartmouth professors to share their life stories and values with students over dinner. We feature at least two professors per term sharing their stories.

We ask faculty to share a portrait of who they were when they were 17-25 years old. We ask them to talk about what they cared about, what values shaped their lives, and what they "wanted to be when they grew up!" We then ask the featured faculty to share a portrait of who they are now and make a comparison. How have they changed, what sustains them in their work, how does the professional connect to the personal.

"Speed Stories provides unique insight into the lives and paths of academics here at Dartmouth. Although the professors tend to touch on their area of expertise, it is within the broader context of their life narrative rather than confined between the walls of a lecture hall. As a graduate student, the honest and often non-linear nature of these stories is valuable for me in navigating what it means to be an academic. But perhaps more importantly, Speed Stories give me access to the wisdom of those striving to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life." - GR Student

After the storytelling section of the evening, students are invited to ask questions of the faculty. Past questions have ranged from questions about academic study areas, romantic lives, personal faith, daily routine, predictions for the future, life at Dartmouth, and navigating professional pressures.

Speed Stories partners include LLC House, Sustainability Office, Global Village, and Thought Project.

Project Preservation

And those among you shall build the destroyed Worlds
And You Shall Establish the Foundations of Generations Past
And You Shall be Called the Repairer of the Breach
The One Who Restores Paths in Which to Dwell

- Isaiah 58:12

For over 13 years, Project Preservation has been dedicated to fulfilling this beautiful vision of Isaiah read on Yom Kippur. Each year, students from both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds engage in tikkun olam (to repair a broken part of the world). We commence in the spring term with a 10-week study of genocide, with a particular emphasis on the Shoah, the commencement of evil in Germany during the first part of the 20th century and the genocide of the Jews.

Then, during the break between Spring and Summer terms, Dartmouth Hillel's rabbi takes this group of students to Eastern Europe to restore the cemetery of a once vibrant Jewish community. The project team aims to preserve the past for the future. Through the exploration of Holocaust sites in Poland and Belarus in addition to various interactions with these foreign cultures, the project is further enhanced.

Watch "Praying With Their Legs": A Project Preservation documentary by Rena Sapon-White '14.

For more information, please email Project.Preservation@dartmouth.edu.

Last Updated: 10/31/17