College students are the best at multitasking. Between homework and classes, students have to juggle many activities on their agendas. However, there comes a time when students struggle to balance their busy lives– especially with Vanguard’s mandatory chapel attendance added to the schedule.
Thankfully, Vanguard helps to relieve the stress of juggling such a schedule. Every semester each student has to complete a requirement of thirty chapels. Spiritual Formation gives opportunities each semester for students to fill out a chapel petition form.
However, there are some new changes to the chapel petition process this year.
A new requirement has been added to the petition: the student must show proof he or she cannot attend to at least three of the five chapels offered in week.
Junior Anna Hernandez, disagrees with the new change. “I feel that three-five is too much,” Hernandez said. Due to work, Anna already misses two of the offered chapels and has a difficulty attending the others offered due to her already crammed schedule.
“I have two night classes so I’m really tired by the time I need to go on Wednesdays,” Hernandez said.
If the petition needs to be filled out due to work schedules, Spiritual Formation is now asking for employer’s contact information. Most students that were asked said that they felt comfortable giving that information out and it was not odd at all. “I feel like [giving employer contact information] is necessary,” Hernandez said.
Like Hernandez, most students said the petition process is not difficult at all, one merely has to give the reasons why chapels cannot be attended and see what Spiritual Formation says.
If for any reason a chapel petition is declined, or just looking for more ways to meet chapel requirements, Soul Care can be an option.
Many students find Soul Care credits easier to accomplish than chapel. It is something students choose to do.
Sophomore, Carlos Correa, added he has not yet done Soul Care credit “but I will do some whenever I have a chance, because I think soul credit is sometimes more fun than attending chapel.” Soul Care is as followed: Freshman are allowed up to five credits, sophomores and juniors up to ten, and seniors up to fifteen.