Spiritual Support

Find Personal Growth at the Only Faith-Based Optometry School

At UIWRSO, you will develop academically, professionally and personally. We are proud of our mission-driven curriculum that we believe is the foundation of great optometrists and community leaders. We believe character matters. You'll hear our students say it's the “hardest curriculum you'll ever love.”

Personal and Spiritual Development

There will be peaks and valleys, which is why our Interfaith Room is so popular. Designed by students with an indoor water feature, the Interfaith Room provides a quiet space to pray, meditate and reflect. It is a dignified example of our continuing commitments to our students' personal and spiritual growth.

Our commitment to UIWRSO students and the greater community extends well beyond the classroom. We challenge you to consider what it means to be a compassionate doctor and leader in the community. We believe studying healthcare issues through a faith-based lens provides inspiration leading to solutions.

Examples of opportunities dedicated to personal and spiritual growth include:

Fall First Year Mission Workshop

  • Connecting with UIWRSO mission and community
  • Self-Reflection including setting personal expectations for the O.D. program
  • Understanding UIWRSO culture and language

Community Service Requirement

  • All B.S. and O.D. students enrolled at RSO are required to participate in community service hours

Medical Mission Trips

  • Students have the opportunity to participate in regional and international mission trips supporting access to healthcare and vision care in underserved communities