Religious Clubs/Organizations & Events

UST has a variety of student clubs and university organizations that help to foster faith from various religious traditions. 

Upcoming Faith Events

Students for Human Life

Come with UST Students for Human Life to go on The March for Life, January 22, 2016!
Sign up deadline is this October 1st. Informational meetings will be held 6:00-7:00 p.m. on October 1 and October 8 in ASC 202.
Contact for questions

Catholic Discoveries Group Bible Study

The Catholic Discoveries Group Bible Study will be meeting every Thursday this semester (except Fall break & Thanksgiving break). Come from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Koch Commons Fireside room for 'A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy.' These dynamic DVDs by Edward Sri will be intermingled with our own discussions & presentations. The event is co-ed, and there are snacks provided! The Mass is the door to everything else in the Catholic life, so what better thing to dive into?


Student Clubs & Organizations


Club/OrgDescriptionMeeting Day/TimeContact Person
Cru Cru is a caring community of students, passionate about connecting people with Jesus Christ. Our goal is to encourage spiritual formation and life-change through presenting the person and message of Jesus Christ to the campus in a way that is both relevant and compelling.  Opportunities to get involved, including Bible studies, retreats, conferences, volunteer opportunities, social events, and summer venues both in the U.S. and abroad.

Wed 9 p.m.

OEC Auditorium

Michael Chmielewski
Campus Outreach (COW)  

Interdenominational, student, Christian organization seeking to provide a spiritual environment for students to grow in their relationship with God.

 Tue 8:00 p.m.

Koch Fireside

 Alex Bates
Catholic Discovery Groups

To build spiritual based community on campus, with an emphasis on weekly Bible studies.

 Thurs 9 p.m.

Koch Fireside

Megan Meyer
Catholic Students Inc (CSI) Purpose is to unite students in exploring Catholic values through prayer, service, and community building. CSI also seeks to build relationships among members though discussion and exploration of Catholic values and teachings. Various events & gatherings  
Communion & Liberation (CLU)

Communion & Liberation is a lay ecclesial movement in the Catholic Church. The aim of life in CL is to propose the presence of Christ as the most adequate response to the deepest needs of human life in every moment of history. It pays particular attention to the needs and experiences of young people, especially the search for meaning and attachment to great ideals, through the student community of CLU. The companionship among them generates a place where the most difficult and profound questions about life and existence, which are so often overlooked or reduced in university life, can be asked and addressed. It welcomes anyone who is interested and wishes to participate, no matter what religion, nationality or walk of life.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

ASC 238

 Jacob Goodwin

Kellie Serena

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The purpose of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Various events  
Gospel Choir

Gospel Choir is a faith-based organization interested in praising God - especially through the means of song. 1 Chronicles 16:23 tells us, "Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day." This is our mission. The members of Gospel Choir come from many different Christian backgrounds, but in song we stand united in Jesus' name.

Sunday, 7 p.m.

Koch LL12

Abueno Equida
Knights of Columbus Catholic gentleman committed to: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism, and the defense of the priesthood, the family, and human life.  We are not simply a voice of a group of believers; we are defenders, servants, believers, and assistants of and in the Catholic Church and her teachings on social justice and morality.    
Muslim Student Association  Promote and broaden awareness of Muslim culture among students, faculty, and staff at UST.     
SHINE Nondenominational Christian group based on Christian ideals but all are welcome, regardless of religious beliefs. A group trying to spread the light and love of Jesus Christ. Mission is to introduce UST students to the life- transforming power of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through intense exploration of the Word, sincere dedication to fellowship, and fervent devotion to prayer.

Tuesday, 9 p.m.

ASC Dance

Erin Bocock
St. Paul’s Outreach (SPO)

 SPO is a group comprised of students and young adults in the community. SPO sponsors various prayer meetings as well as service and social events.

 Monday 7:30 p.m.


Students for Human Life (SHL)

Students for Human Life is an organization that strives to uphold the dignity that is intrinsic to every human being from conception to a natural death with an emphasis on combating the hurt of abortion by educating ourselves on various current issues surrounding life, and by giving support to organizations dedicated to upholding its sacredness.

Thurs 6-7 PM

ASC 202


Erin Brine-Doyle


Students for Justice & Peace (SJP)

SJP works for positive social change on our campus and in our world. We meet to learn about issues involving international conflicts, local labor issues, efforts for peace, and community organizing. Students take an active leadership role in determining topics and making connections with other groups on and off campus. SJP plans creative, nonviolent events that respond to issues of concern to students and the campus community. Lectures, re-enactments, and demonstrations contribute to pro-active efforts to make positive change.

 Thurs 12 pm
ASC 238
Grace Nelson
Students for Marriage

As Students for Marriage, we seek to prepare ourselves and others for living out a potential vocation in the married state, understood as such in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. We actively support activities that will help cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the nature of marriage and how to fully embrace this vocation. By studying the teachings and documents of the Church, as well as the lives of those who provide a model for living this vocation in its fullness, we equip ourselves to engage in dialogue with others about the dignity and purpose of the married vocation.

  Jessica Chlebeck
Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF)

 We are an optimistic group of students who engage in servant leadership to create positive life experiences. With a mission to reveal leadership through service relationships, and action, STLF is engaging college, high school, and middle school students in meaningful service and leadership experiences.

Various events and spring break trip  
Theology Club  The Theology Club meets once a week on Monday nights to share pizza, discussion, and theological insight  Monday, 7 p.m. Daniel Furey
Theology Night Live  Theology Night Live is an opportunity for students to meet informally to discuss a theological topic. Each meeting has a facilitator who starts the discussion. Pizza and soft drinks are served.


5:30 p.m.

 VIA  Volunteers In Action (VIA) is a student-led organization advised by Campus Ministry that coordinates over 300 students committed to service in the Twin Cities area. Volunteers work 2-3 hours a week either as a member of a team of UST students or individually with one of twelve local agencies.  Volunteer opportunities include repairing homes, mentoring children, working in hospitals, and sharing their time with people on the margins of society.  

 Kelsie Stahl


VISION is a group within Campus Ministry that provides opportunities for service experiences over J-Term and spring break. VISION trips are based on six components: service, simplicity, spirituality, community, justice issues, and intercultural exchange.


Grace Nelson






Other Campus Faith Based Groups


GroupDescriptionContact Person
Catholic Women's Floor

The goals of the Catholic Women’s floor are to foster a sense of community among the women on the floor and reach out to the UST community. Programs and events will help women develop and grow in their own faith and share it with others. Programs may include attending Sunday Mass and brunch together, evening prayer, bible studies and accountability groups. Additionally, the women of the floor are encouraged to get involved in the UST community and the Twin Cities community. They are also encouraged to join clubs and groups of their own interest, as well as, provide service for the communities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Recognizing that college is a busy and stressful time, time commitment to things outside the floor will be respected. To build community on the floor there will be some programs that the women will be expected to attend such as the brief prayer services at night. The idea was born out of a desire to encourage and improve the fellowship among Catholic women on campus. Anyone can live on this floor, however, the floor will have many Catholic elements such as attending Mass together, praying the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration. The floor community is open to all faiths.

Anne Tracy


Catholic Men's Floor

The mission of the Catholic Men's Community is to inspire, equip and support residents in living as men of faith and virtue. The men will meet weekly for a short time of prayer, and will also be given the opportunity to participate in the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, Daily Mass, and other Catholic events across campus. The community is respectful and open to men of all faiths, regardless of vocation or academic major, who seek to live a holy life.

The floor is integrated into the many traditions of Ireland Hall, and is closely tied to the rest of the St. Thomas community. The men are encouraged to become involved on campus through co-curricular programs.

Dylan Bakken
Catholic Women's Leadership Weekly gathering of Catholic women and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.  Includes prayer, catechesis, and fellowship.  Caroline Stiles
Catholic Men's Leadership Weekly gathering of Catholic men and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.  Includes prayer, catechesis, and fellowship.   
 USG Student Spirituality Committee Student group that addresses spirituality needs on campus.  Acts as a liason between the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Campus Ministry, and the student body.  Group meets to plan events and discuss spirituality needs on campus.       Megan Fischer


University Organizations

St. John Vianney Seminary
St. Paul Seminary
The Center for Catholic Studies
Beyond Career to Calling
The Department of Theology
The Jay Phillips Center for Inter-Religious Dialogue
Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center
John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought

Murray Institute