Counseling Services

Each year, Columbia Theological Seminary designates funds to assist students with counseling expenses. Each actively enrolled, basic degree/ThM student is eligible to receive a counseling allowance of $300/academic year as funds are available. Students may utilize the counseling allowance during the fall and spring semesters – beginning the first day of class each fall and ending the last day of class each spring.


Spiritual Formation Resources

OSACL and the Center for Life Long Learning offer resources, including subsidized spiritual direction, to help you continue your spiritual formation while on Campus.


Healthy Seminarians Healthy Church

Healthy Seminarians Healthy Church seeks to help seminary communities, clergy, and church members think theologically about health (in all aspects of the word) and learn practical ways of living into the abundant life that God offers us.

CTS Refectory "Better Boxes" to Go

Need to take your breakfast or lunch to go from the Refectory? Want to help reduce your carbon footprint? Aramark and Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church have. partnered with CTS to provide reusable to go boxes

  • Purchase a “Better Box” token (made from recycled plastic) for a one-time fee of $5 (cash or check).

  • Present your token to one of the Refectory food line servers to receive your "Better Box."

  • Bring it back to exchange for another token or a clean “Better Box."


Do you love fresh vegetables and herbs? Love to garden?Looking for a place to contribute compostables? The CTS community garden, sponsored by SAGE, needs you! Individual plots available for lease. 


Global Growers Farm Share @ CTS

Global Growers, Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church and CTS  partner to bring locally grown farm share delivery. Easy pick up across the street from CTS. Multiple size shares and delivery intervals available.

Exercise Options


CTS Exercise Room: Located in the basement of the NRH Building and open 24 x 7, exercise equipment and shower are free for all students, facility and staff.

YMCA: Student discounts and waiver of joining fees are available for CTS students. Contact the membership office and bring your ID and class registration.  Learn More

Agnes Scott Swimming Pool: Faculty, staff and students have guest access to the pool at the  Agnes Scott Woodruff Physical Activities Center. Show a valid Columbia ID and sign in at their front desk during lap swim times. The pool is generally closed during school breaks and holidays. For more information contact Robert W. Woodruff Physical Activities Building at 404-471-6495