“This place is all about the very, very heart of what is DePauw. And I think, if years and years from now, students who have taken that moment of solace here become alums and they come back to this place, they’ll think, this is the place where I made an important decision; or this was a place where the world seemed dark and all of a sudden it didn’t seem dark; or the world was dark and I realized I was stronger than that darkness. That’s what this place does. And as students working with teachers and becoming alums can remember that about this place [the question] ‘What is DePauw?’ becomes richer and stronger and wider.”
Overlooking the expansive DePauw Nature Park, the Bartlett Reflection Center provides a quiet location in the woods for personal reflection and meditation. The Center’s iconic space is the glass walled Gathering Room featuring a towering limestone fireplace which will serve as a backdrop to group discussions, lectures, sermons, small weddings and yoga classes. It also contains a theological library and extensive outdoor deck areas for one to enjoy the surrounding environment. The Reflection Center is only the third new building in the state of Indiana to be certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.