Campus Ministry

  • The office of the University Chaplain, guided by the wisdom of Christ, seeks to promote faith development among students, faculty and staff, celebrated in worship, supported by human community, and expressed in service.

    Campus Ministry, one component of the University Chaplain’s Office, is a community of people who stimulate: growth in faith; formation of Christian conscience, leadership and personal development; formation of human community; and an understanding of issues of peace and justice. The Gospel of Christ serves as the unifying vision: the truth which sets us free.

    Faith Sharing Groups

    Adelphai

    Women's faith sharing group that meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

    Letters

    Greek community faith sharing group that meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Waldron 219.

    The Zone

    Student athlete faith sharing group that meets Thursdays at 8pm in the recruiting lounge of the Carneval Athletic Pavilion.

    Ark

    Stands for Alternative Radical Kingdom. A protestant-based faith sharing group that meets Wednesday nights at 9 p.m  at the Kirk House.

    Ichthi (pronounced Ick-thî)

    Catholic faith sharing group that meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the Upper Lounge of the Student Services building.

    Christian Living Communities

    Catholic House

    The Catholic House is an upperclassmen intentional living learning community that fosters holistic development in the Catholic faith. The Catholic House is built on 5 pillars: prayer, community, service, intellectual life, and chastity.

    Students participate in weekly prayer, a community mass during the week, service projects, house meals, and a sharing of their daily lives. Students also participate in two retreats a year.

    The Catholic House is comprised of individual apartments and community living space. The house has its own chapel with the Eucharist reserved, a community living room and kitchen and a student study lounge. The house is located at 306 W. 6th Street on the corner of 6th and Myrtle.

    The Kirk House

    A Christian community residence located at 627 Myrtle Street which is affiliated with the First Church of the Covenant. Residents participate in various community activities such as house retreats, community meals, prayer, meetings, leadership, service and fun times. It provides an environment of spiritual challenge, growth and support to those who live there, as well as provides spiritual and social outreach to other students.

    The Kirk House has a full-time director that works with the Coalition for Christian Outreach and hosts events during the year that include the annual Kirk House Cookout in the fall and the Root Beer Kegger in the Spring semester.

    Retreats

    Jubilee

    A conference designed to help college students integrate their faith into all areas of their lives. This conference is held in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    30 Hour Fast

    The 30 Hour Fast is a global hunger and poverty awareness program designed for college students to experience physical hunger and learn about the root causes of poverty. During this time, students volunteer at local agencies and participate in global awareness activities. The day is concluded with an agape or fellowship meal where students share their experiences with one another.

    Theology on Tap

    Theology on Tap is a gathering of students that participate in discussions about current events, theology, and issues facing college students. This event takes place at local bars, taverns and restaurants. Appetizers are provided and students buy their own beverages.

    Busy Person's Retreat

    A retreat especially designed for busy people. Retreatants spend 1/2 hour with a retreat director and 1/2 hour reflecting on scripture and prayer each day during the retreat. An opening and closing session are also held for retreatants and retreat directors.