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).
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
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.
Cameron Engle, Staff Adviser
Chase Westra, Student President
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
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 provides accessible and meaningful Jewish experiences to meet the social, educational and spiritual needs of the campus community. 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. Entering our 13th year of service to the campus community, Chabad offers 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 over 800 Washington University students. A part of the campus safety net, Chabad professionals also provide guidance, referral and classic chaplaincy including hospital visits.
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, Missouri.
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, 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.
Grace Fellowship (Reformed University Fellowship)
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 every week: 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
Miriam Ross-Hirsch, Program & Engagement Associate
6300 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
St. Louis 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, Israel, religious life, and social and leadership programs. We reopened our beautiful home on Forsyth following a complete renovation, and we hope you’ll make it your home away from home with plenty of free coffee, cozy places to relax, study and hang out with friends, and exciting new programs. St. Louis Hillel 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.
Inter-Beliefs Council (IBC) – WashU Campus Y
Katie Engsberg, President
Campus Box 1076
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
It’s not just about religion; it’s about understanding personal beliefs. The Inter-Beliefs Council is a nonreligiously 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 others’ backgrounds and identity through dialogue, group trips and community involvement.
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!
Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)
James Hendicks, Institute Director
The LDSSA assists students in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life and encouraging members of LDSSA to become an influence for good. 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 nights 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 & 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 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 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!
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 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.