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Prayer room

Use of Prayer Room

Sophia University opened a Prayer Room on campus for students, faculty and staff of Muslim or who needs to pray based on background of cultures and religions in an effort to serve the needs of increased diversity in nationalities, cultures and religions. To use the Prayer Room, students must register at the Center for Student Affairs (Service Desk 7 to 9, 1F, Bldg. 2). Details of Prayer Room are as follows:

Information for use

■Information for use

(1) Location:

Room 108, 1st Floor, Building 11 (11-108), Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University

(2) Opening hours:

Service available all year (excluding university holidays such as entrance exams, all campus planned

power outage)

(3) Opening times:

Users may request desired times

(4) Eligible users:

All students enrolled at Sophia University or faculty and staff of Sophia University who need prayer or meditation time for religious reasons.

(5) Room specifications:

・area:19.35㎡(a small room inside=12.75㎡)

・floor: carpeted

・desk, chairs: available (in the small room)

・toilet:not available(straight on outside the room)

・Qibla: not available

■To use the Prayer Room:

Pick up the room keys before use and return them after use; be sure to lock the room.

<where to pick up and return the keys>

(1) Weekdays;  8:30-17:30

→ 1F, Bldg. 11, Lent Articles Service Room (immediately on the right hand side from automatic entrance door of Bldg.11 piloti)

(2) Hours other than above

→ Main Gate Guard

■Points to note:

(1) Please wait a while when other people are using the Prayer Room.

(2) It is strictly forbidden to use the Prayer Room for any purposes other than praying or meditation.

■Procedures:

(1) Show your student ID card at service desk of Center for Student Affairs and fill in the application form with following information:

・ Student number

・ Full name

・ Faculty/Department

・ Day of week, time of use; purpose and duration of use

(2) Based on the application form, you will receive permission for use from Center for Student Affairs. You may then start to use the room.

■Where to contact: 

Center for Student Affairs (Service desks ⑦~⑨, 1F, Bldg. 2) TEL 03-3238-3525

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※ Sophia University is a Catholic University, but has a Center for Islamic Studies, serving as a leading center for Islamic studies in Japan. Sophia has an expanding network of 286 partner universities in 55 countries and regions in the Middle East and Africa (as of November 1, 2016) and developed SAIMS program for promotion of student exchange with 7 universities in 4 Asian countries. Sophia offers education and research environment for many students and researchers with different nationalities and cultural and religious backgrounds. Selected for “Top Global University Program” of Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Sophia aims to improve its educational environment by accepting diversity on campus.

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