The Washington University Interfaith Campus Ministries Association (IFCMA) provides a means for the recognized professional religious leaders serving the university community, including priests, ministers, rabbis, pastors, and religious student group advisors to come together to provide support for each other; to serve as a resource for the university community; to facilitate and encourage interfaith dialogue and interaction; to advocate students' religious freedom, pride, and education; to provide peer ethical accountability to all its members; to provide a central location for referral to pastoral counseling; and to facilitate communication regarding religious issues. The association meets monthly.
To learn more about the Washington University Interfaith Campus Ministries Association please email Rev. Leslie Limbaugh, secretary of the association, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For interested students who would like to participate in a faith community, there are many student religious groups, and several churches and synagogues are within walking distance from campus. The following list includes recognized student religious groups.
ACTS - Association of Christian Truth Seekers
ACTS, Association of Christian Truth Seekers offers free, home-cooked dinners and bible studies that delve deep into the Word of God. Christian students, come to strengthen your commitments; others, join us in seeking understanding of God’s truth. ACTS is a family of friends from WU and surrounding areas who strive to better serve our Lord and community. Together, we seek a truth of what it means to be a Christian in today’s world. Sponsored by McKnight Crossings Church of Christ.
Asian Christian Fellowship and International Friends
(part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA)
Esther Wong, Campus Staff for Asian Christian Fellowship
Brian Smith, Campus Staff for International Friends
InterVarsity is an inter-denominational national student movement who has two main chapters at Washington University. We share a common vision: to see the lives of students and faculty transformed, the campus renewed, and world-changers developed. We welcome everyone as we seek to live out faith in practical ways and provide authentic communities centered around Jesus Christ.
Baptist Student Union
Rev. Leslie Limbaugh, Campus Minister
Baptist Student Union (BSU) provides connections to local churches as well as opportunities for service, dialogue, and faith development. We have lunch together in Danforth University Center Commons on Wednesdays.
Bhakti Yoga Club
Yamuna Jivana das
Bhakti Yoga Club provides students the opportunity to experience spiritual culture from ancient India through a blend of small group discussions, yoga classes, speaker events that provide ancient prescriptions for modern maladies, and vegetarian cooking classes. Bhakti Yoga is the Vedic Science of connecting with God through devotion, bringing about genuine care for all people and things. All faiths are welcome. We meet on Fridays at 6:30 pm, free, home-made Indian dinner included.
Brett Barnes, Staff Advisor
Chase Westra, Student President
Campus Outreach is the college ministry of The Journey Church in St. Louis, MO. We are loving community of students who are committed to loving God, connecting people, and transforming.
Catholic Student Center (CSC)
Fr Gary Braun
Sr. Linda Straub, CSJ
6352 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105
The CSC provides a loving, supportive environment for students of all faiths to gather, study, converse, serve, pray, and relax together. Mass at the CSC is on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. and Fridays at 12:05 p.m. during the school year. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available 15 minutes before weekday masses.
Chabad on Campus - Rohr Center for Jewish Life
Chana R. Novack
Rabbi Hershey Novack, Director and Campus Rabbi
Barry H. Levites Chabad House
7018 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Chabad is a hub for Jewish life that provides accessible and meaningful Jewish experiences to meet the social, educational, and spiritual needs of the campus community. We have developed an array of programs and services that meet the needs of today’s college students. Our programs include family-style Shabbat dinners, educational classes, and even cooking demonstrations. Services include religious counseling, guidance and referral. We have also facilitated Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for over 650 Washington U. students. Jewish students of all affiliations and levels of observance are welcome to participate.
College Central Fellowship
Tim Carper, Director
Brent Ytterberg, Student President
7700 Davis Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105
College Central Fellowship desires to see college students enjoy a life changing relationship with God and His people. Join us during our weekly meeting on Wednesday evenings, one of our community groups around campus, or over a cup of coffee with one of our interns or student leaders. Our ministry is affiliated with Central Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Clayton, MO.
Episcopal Campus Ministry
The Rev. Joe Chambers
7023 Forsyth Blvd (& Big Bend)
St. Louis, MO 63105
The Rockwell House is the official Episcopal presence at Washington University. We invite students to make Rockwell House their home church away from home. We are a welcoming and diverse community. We are Christ centered and welcome all seekers. We gather on Sunday evening at 6:30 for Holy Eucharist and a prepared (free.) dinner and Wednesday evening at 6:30 for “The Feast,” which is a time for students to cook with each other in the midst of meaningful and biblically focused conversation.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Whitney Bruce, St. Louis FCA Field Associate
Larry Kindbom, Campus Huddle Coach
1400 S. Highway Drive
Fenton, MO 63099
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a place where athletes and coaches connect and grow in their sport and faith in Jesus Christ. FCA is led by student athletes, and we meet on Monday nights. Our hope is to meet athletes and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Christ.
2640 Oakview Terrace
Maplewood, MO 63143
Grace Fellowship is a community of students committed to living out their faith through worship, Biblical teaching, small groups, prayer, and fellowship. Our passion is to transform and train students to become effective workers in their future careers as well as the churches they will serve. We meet regularly every week, consisting of corporate Sunday service, Bible studies, large groups, and social outings throughout the year. We are a college group affiliated with Crossroads Presbyterian Church.
Hillel (St. Louis Hillel at Washington University)
Jacqueline Ulin Levey, Executive Director
Rabbi Andy Kastner, Silk Foundation Campus Rabbi
6300 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
St. Louis Hillel enriches the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. We offer programs focusing on social justice, Israel, religious life, Jewish culture and education, and leadership. Come together with friends to celebrate the Jewish holidays and Shabbat with student-led services and dinners. Hillel offers free ten day trips to Israel for eligible students through Taglit-Birthright Israel. We are a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and accredited by Hillel. Visit our offices at 310 Melville, just over Washington University’s Forest Park Parkway overpass.
Inter-Beliefs Council (IBC) - Washington University in St. Louis Campus Y
1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1076
St. Louis, MO 63130
It’s not just about religion; it’s about understanding personal beliefs. The Inter-Beliefs Council is a non-religiously affiliated group whose purpose is to unite students interested in dialogue about religious issues regardless of spiritual background. Our goal is to create a safe space for learning and discussion and to gain a deeper sense of other’s backgrounds and identity through dialogue, group trips, and community involvement.
Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)
James Hendicks Institute, Director
The LDSSA assists students in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life while on campus and to encourage members of LDSSA to become an influence for good by participating in activities and service on campus and in the community. It also provides students with meaningful service opportunities and social and religious activities that are consistent with LDSSA standards. Institute of Religion classes meet on Thursday night in Frontenac.
Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM)
Rev. Rebecca Boardman
7019 Forsyth Blvd (& Big Bend)
St. Louis, MO 63105
We invite students to "Live, Love, Serve" with us. We are here to help you build community during your university years. We live our Christian faith with total inclusivity for all people and a focus on social justice. During the school year, we have a free, home-cooked meal on Sundays (6:30pm) & Candlelight Worship (7:30 pm). Join our weekly e-mail list for more info about events.
Muslim Students Association (MSA)
MSA prides itself in its diversity, both in terms of our inclusive membership as well as our diverse programming. We host a variety of events ranging from schoolwide Fast-a-Thon dinners, discussion panels with nationally-known speakers, video chats with Muslims around the world and a variety of programs and activities. Our Friday prayers take place at 1:15 p.m. in the basement of Lopata Hall in the Village. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through our website forum at http://msa.wustl.edu/contact-us.
Overflow (Cru at Wash U)
Overflow is first and foremost a caring community passionate about connecting students to Jesus. We are an Inter-denominational movement that exists to help every student grow in their relationship with God, no matter where they are spiritually. Thursday night gatherings, small group Bible studies, one-on-one mentoring, and conferences are just a part of what we do -- check out our pictures online.
University Jewish Experience
Rabbi Zvi Schwartz, Director
University Jewish Experience offers Jewish students the opportunity to engage in their Jewish Heritage through active campus leadership, meaningful Jewish experiences, educational programs and free trips to Israel. University Jewish Experience gives students the chance to connect with other Jewish students to create lifetime friendships.
United Methodist Campus Ministry (UMCM)
Laura Patterson, College and Young Adult Coordinator
Rev. Mark Williams, Pastor
6199 Waterman Blvd (at Skinker)
St. Louis, MO 63112
United Methodist Campus Ministry offers all students a church home where they will be welcomed, challenged, and engaged spiritually. Students regularly participate in worship, small groups, service, and fellowship activities throughout the year. Grace UMC is a diverse congregation with a strong commitment to serving students as they grow into their adult faith. Join us for traditional worship on Sundays at 8:30 or 10:30am at Grace and a free lunch at 11:40. A van picks up students each Sunday at 10:10am from the clocktower on the South 40.