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Williamson College of the Trades is committed to the moral and religious development of each student. Chaplaincy programs are an integral part of the Williamson experience and have been since our school’s founding in 1888. Our programs center on instruction in the Christian faith, the heritage of the school’s founder, Isaiah V. Williamson.


Chaplaincy programs are part of the Williamson student experience in all areas, including:

What the Deed of Trust Says

The Williamson Deed of Trust directs moral and religious training to be non-sectarian. In the context of its writing in 1888, this is a non-denominational approach within the Christian heritage, including the tradition of the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, the teaching of both the Old and New Testaments. It states:

“The school shall be non-sectarian, but the moral and religious training of the scholars shall be properly looked after and cared for by the Trustees. No favoritism shall be shown by the Trustees to any particular sect or creed.”

Goals of Williamson Chaplaincy Programs

Williamson stresses the importance of demonstrating respect for others’ beliefs and traditions. We do not permit exclusions of students of other denominations, sects, or creeds. Students can hold their own belief system as long as it does not cause physical or emotional harm to themselves or others.

In keeping with our Christian heritage, we believe our institution must: