March 18, 2013 - 12:01pm
The Rev. Linus DeSantis brings community-minded spirit to SU.

The Rev. Linus DeSantis, the Catholic chaplain at Syracuse University, doesn't focus on religious affiliation: For the last six years, he has engaged members of the SU community regardless of their religious beliefs.

“I’m open to all members of the University community,” he said.

September 20, 2010 - 8:40pm
The chaplain of SU's Historically Black Church ministry sees himself as a “stand-in parent" to students.

The Rev. Rick Hill has seen it many times before: a student comes to Syracuse University fresh faced and naïve from high school, and by the semester’s end he or she is too focused on finding the next good time.

“We have students come here in August and by Thanksgiving they’re unrecognizable,” Hill said. “We just want to reinforce what they came here with and have them go back in (a similar form) as when they got here.”