Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life Affiliates

Affiliates are dedicated to the well-being of the Washington University in St. Louis community, particularly the spiritual, ethical and religious welfare of students, faculty and staff. They are committed to strengthening the University in its mission to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. As we seek to create an inclusive community, Washington University collaborates with Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life (ORSEL) Affiliates to serve our students of any religious, spiritual, cultural or ethical identities.

Please Note: The Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life is available to assist students of any/no religious, spiritual or philosophical tradition. For help connecting with a community off or on campus, or for interfaith opportunities, please complete the Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life Information Request form or contact us.

For information about the many religious and spiritual student organizations at Washington University, please see WUGO.

ACTS – Association of Christian Truth Seekers

Katie Holloway

573-578-5584

Association of Christian Truth Seekers (ACTS) 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 WashU 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. Non-denominational group sponsored by McKnight Crossings Church of Christ.

Asian Christian Fellowship, Harambee and International Friends, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Faculty Fellowship

(All communities below are affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA)

Jeremy Yu, Hannah Briones | Campus Staff for Asian Christian Fellowship (Join us on Slack!)
Domenic Mendoza | Campus Staff for Harambee
Jessie Gray | Campus Staff for International Friends (find us also on Facebook!)
Joshua Ho, Linda Tuch, Sarah Gregory | Campus Staff for Graduate Christian Fellowship
George Stulac | Campus Staff for Faculty Fellowship

InterVarsity is an interdenominational national student movement that has four 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.

Learn more about InterVarsity’s ministry!

The Carver Project –  Students

Shelley Milligan, Managing Director

540-817-9371

TCP Students is the student ministry arm of The Carver Project, whose mission is to empower Christian faculty and students to serve and connect university, church, and society. We help connect students with Christian faculty and local churches — we desire for students to find their primary spiritual home in local churches that can help them develop the spiritual practices and disciplines to guide them into lifelong discipleship. Our reading groups reflect our core values of uncommon community, focused engagement, and creative dialogue and always include good food. They are open to students of any faith or no faith but are led by Christian faculty from a distinctively Christian perspective. TCP Students: facilitates student reading groups led by Christian faculty on or near campus; connects students and prospective students to other campus ministries, local churches, and the Christian community in and around Washington University; helps current and prospective graduate and professional students find Christian faculty in their area of study at Washington University and peer institutions; and invites and encourages students to attend TCP events and dialogues.  Because we do not offer regular student programming outside of our faculty-led reading groups, we also encourage students to be active in other campus ministries.

Catholic Student Center (CSC)

Fr. Brian Fallon | Priest
Troy Woytek | Director of Ministry
Jen Quinn | Campus Minister
MyLan Metzger | Campus Minister
Kate Sanderson | Campus Minister

Contact our Ministry Staff any time!

6352 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-935-9191
The Catholic Student Center (CSC) is a house of formation and a community of hospitality for students of any or no faith. We provide a loving, supportive and diverse environment to gather, study, converse, serve, pray and relax together. All are welcome! Reach out to one of our ministry staff if you are curious or interested in learning more about the CSC.
We offer Mass and other Sacraments at the CSC at various times to fit with students’ schedules. While you’re checking out Mass times on the website, don’t forget to bookmark our events page for information about social gatherings, weekly faith groups and special speakers at the CSC.
At the CSC, you’ll find an active and vibrant Catholic community that offers both undergraduate and graduate students a home away from home. We have abundant spaces for studying, free wifi, freshly brewed coffee and snacks every day, ample opportunity for quiet reflection in places such as our chapel and backyard garden with hammock and water fountain, and recreation areas for fun and relaxation with TVs, pianos, a pool table, a large furnished patio, yard games, and more. Our CSC Cares program offers mental health assistance and other types of resources to take care of your mind, body, and spirit.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, life, and relationships and discover what is truly life-giving.Stay in the know with our website or our social media links above. You can also join our contact list through the sign up link on our website – we’d love to connect with you and help support you through your time at WashU!

Chabad on Campus-Rohr Center for Jewish Life

Chana R. Novack | Chabad House Director
Rabbi Hershey Novack | Director and Senior Campus Rabbi
Rabbi Yankel Oster | JGrads Director
Chana Oster | JGrads Director
Polina Vorobeychik | Office Manager
Lindsay Eichhord | House Manager
Eden Yair | Israel Fellow

Chabad House
7018 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-721-2884

Chabad WashU Facebook
Chabad WashU Instagram
Jewish Graduate Students Association of St. Louis website

Chabad is a vibrant community for Washington University students and a beacon of Judaism for the campus community! We invite students to participate and their parents to sign up for updates.

Our Shabbat dinners, a cornerstone of Jewish campus life, welcome over 200 students each week. With delicious food, engaging company, and conversations that matter, it’s not just the most popular Jewish event at WashU; it’s where you belong!

Our holiday programs attract hundreds of students to celebrate Jewish traditions, including our recent Seders in the Athletic Complex. We have also organized Birthright Israel trips for over 1,000 Washington University students, offering a life-changing connection to Jewish heritage.

The Chabad Student Association, a dynamic launchpad for student leadership, develops social events and educational classes. Our dedicated Chabad professionals are part of the campus safety net, providing guidance, referral services, and chaplaincy support, including hospital visits.

Through separate programming and leadership with the JGrads initiative, we foster a strong sense of community among graduate and professional students at WashU and throughout St. Louis. Whether you want to connect with peers, participate in enriching activities, or find a supportive community, JGrads welcomes you.

Christian Science Organization

Mary-Jean Cowell | Faculty contact (314-852-6586)

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 us for more information.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites students at Washington University to worship services and learning opportunities to enhance their understanding of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. All are welcome to learn about and socialize with us.

Sunday worship services:

Young Single Adult (YSA) Ward
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
10045 Clayton Road, Frontenac, MO
Bishop Chris Michalek, 269-873-7733

Lindell Ward
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
3933 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Institute of Religion

Justin Palmer | Institute Area Coordinator
385-368-8745

WashU students interested in meeting, please contact staff for schedules:

Elder Michael Lester Bryan

208-661-7127

Sister Mary Jane Bryan

208-277-7876

Join Facebook page: St. Louis Institute of Religion

Coalition for Christian Outreach (EPC)

Rev. Cole Lescher | Pastor

(314) 854-0185

7700 Davis Drive (off of Hanley Road)

CCO is a ministry of Central Presbyterian Church. We seek to connect students to the church and to one another, to be a place to grow in faith & compassion, and seek ways to serve the city. We do this through weekly gatherings, intentional relationships, and service projects. We gather weekly on Wednesday nights for dinner and discussion beginning at 5:30pm and also on Sunday mornings for our Sunday community at 10am with our church service to follow at 11:15am. Rides are available for both days. Check our website (centralpres.com) for more information or feel free to call or message Cole directly.

Episcopal Campus Ministry (Rockwell House)

The Rev. Hope (Hopie) Welles Jernagan| Chaplain
7023 Forsyth Blvd (just west of Big Bend)
314-884-1035
Rockwell House Website

Rockwell House is the Episcopal Campus Ministry in St. Louis. We are a fully LGBTQIA+ inclusive community, seeking to follow Christ in compassion and justice as we practice loving God, our neighbors, and ourselves. During the school year, we gather on Sunday evenings for worship and dinner, and Wednesday nights for dinner and casual conversation. We meet outside when the weather permits. Our ministry and many members are Episcopalian, but not all – if you’re interested, you’re welcome! Rockwell House serves as a home away from home for many students in our community, and we hope you will find it to be a home for you too. Our house is open for study, cooking, socializing, TV watching, small groups, etc. Check our website, for details about upcoming events and our Covid protocols.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Whitney Arthur | St. Louis Area Director
Mitchell Vierling | St. Louis Area Rep

Office Address:
FCA
1365 N HWY DR
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 for fellowship and huddle meetings. Our hope is to meet athletes and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Christ.

Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU Hillel)

Jacqueline Ulin Levey | Executive Director

Jordan Gerson | Silk Foundation Campus Rabbi – Chief Experience Officer

Hannah Rubin-Schlansky | Assistant Director

Missy Novotny | Administrator

Marisa Goldberger | Program & Engagement Associate

Rina Gersten | IACT Coordinator for Israel Education

Melanie Silver | Springboard Fellow

Rav Shlomo and Kyra Ashkanazy | OU-JLIC Directors

WashU Hillel House
6300 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-935-9040

Hillel Facebook Page and Hillel Instagram Page

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 engagement, including trips to Israel through Birthright or volunteer opportunities.

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 and study, but we are more than just our building.  We are here to empower and support you on your personal Jewish journey…wherever and whenever that may be.   We are also always available to provide pastoral care, referral, and support in times of illness or need.

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.

Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis

517 Weidman Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

LuMin St. Louis Ecumenical Campus Ministry (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America & the United Methodist Church)

The Rev. Tina Reyes | Pastor

7019 Forsyth Blvd (& Big Bend)
St. Louis, MO 63105
House phone: 314-863-8140
Pastoral Emergencies: 314-626-3202

LuMin Facebook Page & Instagram

LuMin St. Louis Ecumenical Campus Ministry is a progressive faith community. We are here to help you build an honest community as you wrestle through questions of identity & vocation during your college & early professional years. We live out our Christian faith with total inclusivity for all people and a focus on social justice. Come celebrate worship with us Sunday nights. We offer a variety of weekly events for undergrad, grad students & young professionals—and hope to be your place of welcome in St. Louis!

We are a mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, (ELCA) and the United Methodist Church (UMC).  We are also part of the LGBTQIA+ inclusive Reconciling Works Community and the Reconciling Ministries Network. We welcome ALL students & young professionals to join us for worship, fellowship, study, and rest.

Lutheran Student Fellowship (LCMS)

Pastor Tyler Arnold | Pastor

(816) 519-3668

The mission of Lutheran Student Fellowship is to encourage WashU students with the gospel: God’s Son Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world, rose bodily from the dead for the salvation of all, rules the universe as King, and will return to save his people by destroying death forever. Whoever you are, this good news of God’s love is for you. Believe it and you will receive the eternal life which Christ has accomplished for you. Jesus and his forgiveness are always found in the Bible, in our Baptism, in Holy Communion and in fellowship with believers. LSF exists for all WashU students who desire to nourish their faith in Christ and grow in love for others by these supernatural gifts. We offer rides to Village Lutheran Church for Divine Service each Sunday and also offer on-campus Bible studies and other group activities.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Fr. Michael Arbanas | Spiritual Advisor (314-425-9641)

A large part of any Orthodox Christian’s religious life is their connection to their brothers and sister in faith. We at the Orthodox Christian Fellowship of Washington University in St. Louis understand that more than anyone, and invite you to join our recently-formed community. The OCF is the official group for Orthodox students on campus, dedicated to building a community centered on fellowship, service, the teaching of Jesus’ message, and education about our Orthodox heritage and the Church. With strong support from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Central West End, the closest Orthodox parish to the campus, we hope to grow together in faith and fellowship during our collegiate years, and we welcome you into our group.

RUF (Reformed University Fellowship)

Tim Price | Campus Minister

Hannah Sung | Campus Staff

Ticia King | Intern

Anthony Short | Intern

Kirk Norris | RUF-I

RUFWashU Instagram

RUF Linktree: https://linktr.ee/rufwashu

RUF GroupMe: https://groupme.com/join_group/90400085/ktrmbHlU

RUF is a Christian campus ministry and community at WashU. As 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 & work of Jesus Christ and what it means to follow him.

Storyline Church (Southern Baptist)

Logan Maloney | College Director of Storyline Church

(704) 746-2241

Instagram

As a ministry of Storyline Church, Storyline College seeks to promote the spiritual, emotional, and moral development of college students by welcoming all students into a relationship with Jesus Christ and His church community. We do this by creating a community where students can grow in spiritual, emotional, and moral maturity together through consistent prayer, worship, Bible reading, and church attendance, mentoring students in their relationship with Jesus and teaching them to mentor others, and by giving students a space to practice hospitality and service at the university and in the city.

Storyline Church, a Southern Baptist Church, meets on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. at 6401 Scanlan Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63139.

United Methodist Campus Ministry (UMCM)

Pastor Katie

UMCM on Facebook

We are a community of undergrad students, grad students, and young professionals in the St Louis community.  If you are looking for a place where you can “Be You, Be Loved, and Belong!” then this is the community for you!

You don’t have to be Methodist to be part of the group! All that you need is a desire to make a difference in the world, to ask the questions without easy answers, and to form relationships with people who want to do the same.

Sponsored by Grace UMC, a reconciling (LGBTQIA+ affirming), progressive United Methodist Church located near the Danforth Campus in University City.

WashU Apologetics Club

Mark Taylor | Campus Minister and Advisor

Hannah Briones | Student President

A Christian-based apologetics club that integrates faith, reason, science, and philosophy to seek ultimate truth. We welcome students from all World-Views, and we love for everyone to share their own thoughts. Together we tackle questions such as, “Is there a God?”, “Is eternal life possible?”, and “Can we trust the Bible?”. Each weekly meeting is on a specific topic/question, and we always leave plenty of time for interactive discussion.

Please visit our Instagram or GroupMe for more information

For more information about these groups or other questions, please contact Callista Isabelle Director of Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life

Washington University is host to many religious, spiritual and ethical life student groups