DePaul University Division of Student Affairs > Student Life > Student Organizations > Spiritual Student Organizations

Spiritual Student Organizations

DePaul has a variety of religious/spiritual student organizations for you to join.  See the tabs below for Catholic Campus Ministry groups, Religious Diversity Groups (Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Interfaith), and Community Service groups. If you are seeking to start a new religious/spiritual group on campus, please refer to the University Ministry Protocol and Standards in the Resources section.

Catholic Campus Ministry

Student Ministries

Liturgy Preparation 
DePaul Students gather weekly to prepare for Mass. If you are a student and interested in helping, come join us and be part of the team. 
Contact Brittany Beim or Matt Merkt.

Lector 
Are you a good storyteller? Do you like to read heroic stories of faith from the Sacred Scriptures? If so, be a Lector at Sunday Night Mass. 
Contact Cody Gindy .

Eucharistic Minister 
Is this not the bread we eat and the wine we drink a sharing in Christ's love? Share the love of Christ! Become a Eucharistic Minister.
Contact Katie Hacker.

Altar Serving 
Would you like to be more active at Mass? The Sunday Night Mass needs more people to help serve the altar. If you are interested in becoming an altar server,
Contact Julia Dourgarian.

Hospitality Team 
Do you have a personality that just shouts 'Welcome!'?  Then you should become a part of the Hospitality Team! The Hospitality Team greets everyone at the door and welcomes them to Mass. It is a great way to get involved. 
Contact Ben Gartland.

Liturgical Choir 
If you like to sing, you should consider joining the CCM Liturgical Choir.  It's fun, it's life giving, it's praying twice. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the St. Louise de Marillac Chapel. 
Contact Matt Merkt or Sara Teemer.

Liturgical Orchestra 
Do you play an instrument? Instrumentalists of all types (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitar, piano) are invited to share their gifts at Sunday Night Mass, Taizé Prayer and at other special liturgies. 
Contact Matt Merkt or Sara Teemer.

Catholic Connection 
Have you ever dreamed of being a Catholic news reporter? You can live your dream!
Contact Jordan Jedry.

If you need more information or have more questions please contact us.


Catholic Social Concerns

Following the example of Vincent DePaul and Louise De Marillac, Catholic Social Concerns (CSC) is a faith sharing community of students rooted in the work of charity and justice. We believe that our Catholic faith calls us to be in relationship with those who are in any way poor or marginalized. Solidarity and companionship are staple elements of our service. In turn, our hearts and lives are transformed by this unique encounter with Christ through the relationships built at our service sites.

For more information, please contact Catholic Campus Ministry at 773.325.4134. or Katie Sullivan directly.

Religious Diversity Groups

Muslim Student Leadership

DePaul UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead) is a non-sectarian, Islamic organization whose purpose is to devote knowledge and enrich the lives of the student experience through various ventures and aim to serve the spiritual, the academic, and the personal aspects of our lives as well. UMMA seeks to embody the Qur'anic ideals and the tradition of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wa salam. As a community, we strive to create a nurturing environment that encourages mutual trust, respect and affinity for one another.

You can connect to UMMA on OrgSync here or on Facebook here.

Jewish Student Leadership

Chabad DePaul is a branch of the Center for Jewish Life with locations in the Loop, Gold Cost, Lincoln Park & South Loop. The Center for Jewish Life has been serving the downtown Chicago area for 25 years and is directed by Rabbi Meir Chai & Mrs. Rivkah Benhiyoun. We provide parties, prayer services, classes, Shabbat dinners, counseling and social events.

Contact E-mail: jewishdepaul@gmail.com     Facebook Page

JET strives to empower and to inspire Jewish students at Depaul to develop a stronger connection to our Jewish heritage, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel through amazingly fun, authentic, and innovative educational, social, and travel programs. Our vision in to provide Jewish college students at DePaul with the best resources for their Jewish Life.

Contact E-mail: Jetdepaul@gmail.com  Facebook Page

DePaul Hillel is part of Chicago's Metro Chicago Hillel. We aspire to create meaningful Jewish experiences for students in all avenues of DePaul's campus life. From Shabbat and holiday celebrations to social justice projects, speakers, arts and interfaith programs, we offer a wide array of opportunities to learn, to make lasting friendships, and to relax and have fun.

Contact E-mail: avansic1@mail.depaul.edu  Facebook Page

Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. We have maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career. Alpha Epsilon Pi's Beta Delta chapter makes it a priority to be actively involved in the DePaul and Lincoln Park communities.

Contact E-mail: AEpiBD@gmail.com  Facebook Page

Israel Advocates (IA) strives to create an atmosphere on DePaul's campus which ensures Israel's right to existence while encouraging dialogue and discourse to promote a peaceful resolution for the Israeli-Palestinian/Israeli-Arab conflict where both peoples can live side by side in comfort, health and prosperity.

Contact E-mail: cmrerickson@gmail.com  Facebook Page


Christian Student Organizations

DePaul Gospel Choir: A group of students gathering weekly to develop and explore their faith and understanding of the Gospel through Gospel music, prayer and fellowship.

Contact E-mail: depaulgospelchoir@gmail.com
Facebook Page

Orthodox Christian Fellowship: A national organization guiding and supporting Orthodox Christian college students through community life, prayer, service to others and study of the faith.

Contact E-mail: thanoprokos@yahoo.com

Facebook Page

The Well: A community that gathers weekly to openly discuss scripture and its present day relevance along with spending social time together. Students have the opportunity to grow in faith together as a genuine community pursuing Christ.

Contact E-mail: kate.a.vollrath@gmail.com 
Facebook Page

LIFT: A multicultural community that seeks to share and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus through discussion-based Bible studies, prayer, music and service to the DePaul community, with meaningful conversations being a focal point of ministry.

Contact E-mail: mvanesacq@gmail.com 
Facebook Page

CRU DePaul: An international evangelical organization dedicated to winning students to Christ, building them up in their faith, and sending them out to reach others while emphasizing small group Bible studies, fellowship, prayer and accountability.

Contact E-mail: scurtin40@gmail.com 
Facebook Page

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: A national organization supporting several contextual student groups (Latino, Greek, Justice and more) that embody God's mission of love and reconciliation as students are sent out on campus, looking for places to join Jesus in introducing healing, love, and forgiveness.

Contact E-mail: galexy724@yahoo.com 
Facebook Page

DePaul Young Life: A community seeking to encounter Jesus on campus through relationships, services and leadership experiences. Large group, small group, and relationship building makes Young Life an adventure.

Contact E-mail: ryansenatore@comcast.net 
Facebook Page

Buddhist Student Organization

DePaul University Buddhist and Meditation Association: A Buddhist and meditation club for DePaul students that meets weekly in the Interfaith Sacred Space in Lincoln Park Student Center. Free and open to all students. For more information, find them on Orgsync or go to their Facebook page.​

Vincentian Community Service

DCSA group information can be found here in Orgsync and a list of service opportunities with days and times can be found here.​