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Spirituality finds a home at college

By Rick Rojas

Sandwiched between a time of squirming under parental control and the tethers of a career, college often means freedom for young people to begin a search for who they are and what they believe.

For some, that may be just a quest for the nearest party. Yet for many students, college is a time to develop spiritually in ways that can endure after they’ve finished school, a new long-term study has found.

“It kind of opens the student’s mind,” Alexander Astin, one of the study’s authors and a professor emeritus of higher education at UCLA, said of the college experience. He called it a period “stimulated by exposure to new people and new ideas.”

Read the original article at: Los Angeles Times

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