Society of Buddhist and Hindu Students (SBHS)

“One of the first things I noticed as a freshman at Allegheny was that there wasn’t a student group that offered support to Hindus. Once I realized that there wasn’t one for Buddhists, either, we decided to form an organization that would make the Allegheny experience even more enriching for not only Buddhist and Hindu students, but also for those who are interested in exploring these faith traditions.”

—Anulekha Venkatram, ‘13

SBHS is a student organization that provides support for students who identify with the Buddhist or Hindu faith traditions, encourages cultural and spiritual exploration for Allegheny students who do not practice these faiths, and plans educational field trips to Buddhist and Hindu temples.

A Prayer and Meditation Retreat at the center of campus provides space for students of these faith groups to gather and to practice their religion.