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 advisers to come together to provide support for each other; to serve as a resource for the Washington University in St. Louis 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 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 WUSTL 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, Harambee and International Friends
(parts of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA)
Will Chu, Campus Staff for Asian Christian Fellowship
Brian Smith, Campus Staff for International Friends
Howie Meloch, Campus Staff for Harambee
InterVarsity is an interdenominational national student movement that has three 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.
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 p.m. with a free, homemade Indian dinner included.
Brett Barnes, Staff Adviser
Chase Walker, Student President
Campus Outreach is the college ministry of The Journey Church in St. Louis. We are a community of students who are committed to loving God, connecting people and transforming the world.
Catholic Student Center (CSC)
Fr. Gary Braun
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 30 minutes before weekday masses.
Chabad on Campus - Rohr Center for Jewish Life
Chana R. Novack, Director
Rabbi Hershey Novack, Director and Campus Rabbi
Barry H. Levites Chabad House
7018 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Chabad is a vibrant and welcoming community and a wonderful way for students to experience Judaism while in college. Jewish students of all affiliations and levels of observance are invited to participate in our dynamic and inclusive programs geared for both undergraduate and graduate students. Celebrating our 13th year of service to the campus community, we offer initiatives including family-style Shabbat dinners that typically attract more than 100 students each week, a plethora of social programs and educational classes, Holocaust remembrance events and even cooking demonstrations! We have facilitated Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for nearly 900 Washington University students. Through the Chabad Student Association, we offer students the opportunity to lead our programs. A part of the campus safety net, Chabad professionals also provide guidance, referral and classic chaplaincy including hospital visits.
Christian Science Organization
Mary-Jean Cowell, Adviser
Audrey Ball, President
The Washington University Christian Science Organization is a group that unites students of Christian Science and those wishing to learn more. The CSO offers weekly meetings that seek to uplift, inspire and support members and everyone on campus. We meet to have Bible-based discussions, share experiences, pray, and plan campus lectures and events. Meetings are open and provide an accepting and loving environment for healing conversations. To get information about meeting times and locations please contact us via email.
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,” a time for students to cook with each other in the midst of meaningful and biblically focused conversation.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Whitney Arthur, St. Louis FCA Field Associate
Larry Kindbom, WUSTL 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 relationships with Christ.
Hillel at Washington University
Jacqueline Ulin Levey, Executive Director
Rabbi Jordan Gerson, Silk Foundation Campus Rabbi
Miriam Ross-Hirsch, Director of Programming and Engagement
Ashley Barrett, Program and Engagement Associate
6300 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Hillel welcomes you to the beginning of your Jewish future! We’re excited to connect you with other Jewish students at Washington University and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, religious life, social and leadership programs, and Israel, including Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. We have a beautiful home on Forsyth that we hope you’ll visit and make your own with plenty of free coffee and cozy places to relax, study and hang out with friends. Hillel at Washington University is supported by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and is accredited by Hillel International, connecting us to a vast network of Jewish students throughout the world.
Jewish Learning Experience
Doron Lazarus, Director and Campus Rabbi
Trudy Lazarus, Director of Woman’s Programming
7045 Pershing Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130
The Jewish Learning Experience offers fantastic programs to connect all Jewish students with amazing opportunities. Our Jewish Leaders Fellowship and JMed Scholars program offer our students an exciting chance to interact with successful Jewish professionals here in St. Louis. We have ongoing programs with the Greek Life on campus and home-baked Shabbat and holiday meals. Our trips and internship programs take students around the globe for the Jewish adventure of a lifetime!
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 & Candlelight Worship. Join our weekly email 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.
Overflow (Cru at Wash U)
Cru is first and foremost a caring community passionate about connecting students to Jesus. We are an interdenominational movement that exists to help every student grow in his or her relationship with God, no matter where he or she is 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!
RUF (Reformed University Fellowship)
Rev. SJ Lim, Campus Minister
RUF is a Washington University community and the campus ministry of the PCA. We love the gospel and are committed to embodying a culture of the gospel at Washington University by exploring God’s redemptive work in the world. Whether convinced or unconvinced of the claims of the Bible, RUF is a safe place for students to consider the invitation of God’s grace in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and what it means to follow him.
We are a group that serves Washington University by providing edifying community, opportunity to study and apply the Bible, counsel in spiritual formation, engagement with the wider institution and city, and connection to local churches. Join us for weekly fellowship on campus and off.
Rev. Miriam Foltz
UKirk at Trinity Presbyterian Church
6800 Washington Avenue
University City, MO 63130
UKirk is a Presbyterian Church (USA) campus ministry that strives to embody God's love and grace in Jesus Christ. Supported by the Presbytery of Giddings - Lovejoy, UKirk (short for “university church”) is a faith community where students worship and follow Christ by serving others, explore and learn about faith, and encounter God’s love. To find out more about when and where UKirk gathers, check out our website or Facebook page.
Unitarian Universalist Student Association
Patrick Goff, President
The Unitarian Universalist Student Association is a Washington University campus community religious association whose vision is to ‟seek and develop and promote a culture that actively encourages religious and spiritual exploration, social and environmental responsibility, and radical social acceptance and inclusion.” We are loving and accepting of all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, disabilities and political affiliations. All are always welcome!