Chapel Changes 2013 - FAQ

What are all of the chapel changes?

Chapel is scheduled on Wednesdays at 10:40 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Other classes are scheduled during these time slots, so you will have to plan to only take classes during one of the time slots, not both. Students who are not 23 years of age or have 93 credits or more accumlative before the beginning of the semester, need to complete 15 chapel credits. Up to 5 of these credits can come from Chapel Electives. Chapel Electives are other options listed on our website and sponsored by a faculty member, academic department or Student Life.

Are viewing podcasts still an option?

Podcasts will be available for viewing, however, only students who qualify for a waiver may turn in podcast forms for credit. Podcast forms for credit are no longer available to students unless a chapel waiver is submitted and permission is granted. After permission is granted their MyGFU will have forms that appear on it to turn in for credit.

 Is chapel required?

Chapel continues to be required for students who on or before the begining of the semester are under 23 years old and have fewer than 93 accumlative course credits.

Why did the chapel times and policy change?

With more students comes the need for more classroom space. In order to accommodate a large number of students, but without building more classroom buildings, chapel times needed to adapt.

Why aren’t podcast forms going to be available to fill out to all students?

One of the primary reasons we have chapel is to encourage as many members of our undergraduate student body as possible to gather together in person to worship. While podcasts can also be formative, we want to make every effort to encourage students to worship in person with other Fox students.

Why were the amount of chapel credits required reduced?

Chapel credits were reduced from 20 down to 15 in order to accommodate student schedules and busy academic loads.

How are the morning and evening chapels different?

The morning and evening chapels will either have different speakers or the same speaker with a different topic. 

If the chapel speaker from the morning is also speaking in the evening will it be the same message?

It will be a different message.

How will students be able to get all their required credits if they have class during the morning and evening chapel times?

Students may apply for a chapel waiver. The Chapel Accountability Committee will review the waiver and according to the student's circumstance will either waive some of the students credits, wave the requirement completely or will make viewing podcasts available for credit.

Can any “spiritual” event on campus count as a chapel elective?

Only approved Chapel Electives listed on the Chapel Elective section of the Spiritual Life website counts.


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