For Washington University in St. Louis 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 list of recognized student religious groups is maintained by the Washington University in St. Louis Interfaith Campus Ministries Association (IFCMA). You may request more information from specific groups by completing our religious interest form.
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 Washington University 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
(part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA)
Will Chu, Campus Staff for Asian Christian Fellowship
Brenden Graczak, 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 p.m. with yoga, dinner, discussion and mantra meditation.
Julie Alig, Staff Adviser
Campus Outreach is the college ministry of The Journey Church in St. Louis. We are a loving 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
CSC Facebook page
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.
If we haven’t already, we look forward to meeting you! At WashU, you’ll find a very active and vibrant Catholic community that offers so much more than most students even hoped to find! We hope that this faith community can be a home away from home for you, as it has been for so many students. Know that our professional campus ministry staff is always available to you. We love being able to walk with students in their journeys as they process new thoughts and experiences, wrestle with questions of faith, and discover what is truly life-giving. Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can be a resource for you!
Chabad on Campus – Rohr Center for Jewish Life
Chana R. Novack, Director
Rabbi Hershey Novack, Director and Senior Campus Rabbi
Kelly Harris, JGrads Director
Barry H. Levites Chabad House
7018 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
http://www.chabadwashu.org/ and http://www.jgrads.org/
http://facebook.com/ChabadWUSTL and https://www.facebook.com/jgradsstl
Chabad is a vibrant and inclusive community, serving both undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds and varying levels of religious observance. We host weekly Shabbat and holiday dinners that typically attract more than 100 students each week. Through the Chabad Student Association, we give students the opportunity to construct and direct social programs, educational classes, Holocaust remembrance events, and even cooking demonstrations! Though the JGrads initiative, we build a sense of community among graduate students at WashU and throughout St. Louis. We have facilitated Birthright Israel trips for nearly 1,000 Washington University students. A part of the campus safety net, Chabad professionals also provide guidance, referral and chaplaincy, including hospital visits.
Christian Science Organization
Mary-Jean Cowell (faculty)
All WashU students and faculty are invited to participate in our weekly meetings. We gather informally to discuss the significance and healing effect of spirituality in current affairs, in student life, and in one’s personal experience. Meetings are held on campus, but the time and place may vary with the semester. Please contact one of the individuals above for more information.
Episcopal Campus Ministry
The Rev. Beth Scriven
7023 Forsyth Blvd (just past 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 7:10 for Holy Eucharist and a prepared (free!) dinner and Wednesday evening at 6:30 for “The Feast,” a time for dinner, relaxed Bible study and prayer.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Whitney Arthur, St. Louis FCA Area Representative
Larry Kindbom, Washington University 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 in St. Louis (WashU Hillel)
Jacqueline Ulin Levey, Executive Director
Jordan Gerson, Silk Foundation Campus Rabbi
Miriam Ross-Hirsch, Director of Programming & Engagement
Ashley Barrett, Program & Engagement Associate
6300 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Welcome to the beginning of your Jewish future! Through our programs and those planned by WashU Hillel’s student groups, we engage over 1,000 undergraduates each year in our thriving, pluralistic community. We’re excited to connect you with other Jewish students at WashU and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, religious life, social and leadership programs, and Israel, including our popular 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. WashU Hillel is supported by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and is affiliated with 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
The LCM House is here for YOU! Our mission is to help you build community during your university years and learn to live service to others. We live our Christian faith with total inclusivity for all people and a focus on social justice. We gather for Sunday night for dinner & candlelight worship, small groups, service events, retreats, interfaith events, international trips and much more. Join our weekly email list (via our website) for more information.
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 school-wide 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 WashU)
Cru is 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 (Overflow), 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 WashU community and the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. We love the gospel and are committed to embodying it by exploring God’s redemptive work in the world and experiencing it together. 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 serve WashU as a relationally supportive and spiritually challenging community through studying and applying the Bible, engaging in life-giving events, counsel in spiritual formation, and connection to local churches.
UKirk – St. Louis
Rev. Miriam Foltz
UKirk at Trinity Presbyterian Church
6800 Washington Avenue
University City, MO 63130
UKirk – St. Louis 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, we’re 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 we gather, check out our website or Facebook page.
Unitarian Universalist Student Association
Sarah Turecamo, 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!
Interfaith Campus Ministries Association
The mission of WUIFCMA is to foster religious life and interfaith activity on campus.
The Washington University in St. Louis Interfaith Campus Ministries Association (IFCMA) provides a means for the recognized professional religious leaders serving the university community to come together.
The association includes priests, ministers, rabbis, pastors and religious student group advisers, who provide support for each other; serve as a resource for the Washington University community; facilitate and encourage interfaith dialogue and interaction; advocate students’ religious freedom, pride and education; provide peer ethical accountability to all its members; provide a central location for referral to pastoral counseling; and 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.