The University Chaplain is available to offer counsel, information and referrals for students seeking spiritual support and to those interested in learning about opportunities for religious activities.
Where can my student find out about worship services and religious communities in the Georgetown and Austin area?
The Office of the University Chaplain provides a listing of many area houses of worship and the services they provide. The listing is posted in the residence halls and around campus. “Breakfast and Church” is held at the beginning of the fall to introduce students to representatives of area churches of all denominations in the hope of connecting them with a local congregation early on. For additional listings and religious offerings in the greater Austin area, visit www.aaimaustin.org.
What type of religious programming does Southwestern provide?
Southwestern offers a variety of programs through campus student organizations, the University Chaplain and campus lectures. Voluntary mid-week chapel services are held each Thursday during the regular semester from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Other worship opportunities are offered during special seasons and as evening study breaks. Activities include informal studies and discussions, lectures, retreats and Destination: Service (a volunteer service program conducted during spring break). Many students find support through involvement in one of our student religious organizations listed below or with one of the service organizations on campus. Students who find that their interests or needs are not met by the available organizations are encouraged to talk with the Student Activities staff or the University Chaplain about organizing additional events to enhance and expand our religious life programs.
Student Religious Organizations
- A.M. Levy Jewish Student Association
- Canterbury (Episcopal)
- Catholic Student Association
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Kappa Upsilon Chi (Men’s Fraternity)
- Muslim Student Association
- Sigma Phi Lambda (Women’s Sorority)
- SU Buddhist Meditation Group
- United Methodist Student Movement
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