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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

For general questions contact Catholic Campus Ministry​ at 773.325.4134. We would love to hear from you!

Catholic Student Union 

Catholic Student Union works with Catholic Campus Ministry to help DePaul students to incorporate Catholicism into their college experience.  We offer a variety of events including Sunday Night Mass, Small Faith Communities, Retreats, Community Service, and much more!  

Join us at any of our weekly events, or stop by the Catholic Campus Ministry office in Suite 104 of the Student Center(across from the St Louise deMarillac Chapel).

Want more information? Contact Matthew Verive or Rebecca Brokaw.

Catholic Social Concerns

Catholic Social Concerns is an outreach effort led by student leaders in Catholic Campus Ministry and rooted in the core values of Catholic Social Teaching:

- Life and Dignity of the Human Person 
- Call to Family, Community, and Participation 
- Rights and Responsibilities 
- Option for the Poor and Vulnerable 
- The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers 
- Solidarity 
- Care for God's Creation

Each quarter we will host 3-4 events to facilitate awareness, dialogue, and action around a specific theme.

Want more information? Contact Mateo Leudo or Jane Bufe.

DePaul Liturgical Musicians 

Do you love to sing? Do you love to play an instrument? Do you love to be present in your faith? If you said yes to any of these questions, DePaul Liturgical Music is for you! We provide the music for the student-run Sunday Night Masses. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the St. Louise de Marillac Chapel. Come and join us!

Want more information? Contact Matthew Verive or Stephanie Lehocky.

Tepeyac

Tepeyac embodies two of DePaul University's most treasured values as it relates to the Vincentian mission. That is, faith and diversity. Our mission is to better serve the Latinx community at DePaul by creating a welcoming environment to further explore and develop our faith, identity, and spirituality in Catholicism.

Want more information? Contact Mercedes Posadas or Victor Lara.

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.​

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