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Community and Spiritual Life

Welcome to student life at Candler! The OSP staff looks forward to getting to know each of you. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with the Rev. Ellen Echols Purdum, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation, or Mr. Quentin Samuels, Assistant Director of Student Life, please click on the box below. Feel free to reach out to us for a specific time if no available appointments work. 

Dean Purdum is available to talk with students about emergencies, personal crises, vocational matters, new student groups, study abroad, school/life balance, how to have more fun, or whatever is going on. If none of her available times work with your schedule, email her at to request an appointment and offer times when you are available. 


Writing Center

Writing Consultation Policy

Candler students may sign up for one 30-minute consultation per week (face-to-face). Students enrolled in a TESL class may sign up for three 30-minute consultations per week. Occasionally, we are available to serve students on a walk-in basis. Students are welcome to stop by the Office of Student Programming (RARB 311) or check the online writing consultation schedule for availability.