Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Spiritual Life

Student Religious Organizations

These are student-led organizations and seek to meet the needs of a variety of students in our diverse student body. If you’d like to get more information about any of these organizations, fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you soon.

Better Together

Better Together is an interfaith group on campus that seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for students from diverse religious and non-religious traditions. In connection with the national Interfaith Youth Core, Better Together connects students across campuses nation-wide to foster interfaith cooperation and social justice work. We hope to promote pluralism and intersectionality through educational events, coordination with other Southwestern campus organizations, meet-ups and service projects. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA’s goal is to present the challenge and adventure of receiving the truth of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. FCA meets every Wednesday at 9pm in the McCombs ballroom, and we welcome athletes AND non-athletes! 

Jewish Student Organization (JSA)

Jewish Student Association is here to welcome Jews at Southwestern. We have an annual Chanukah party, and we sometimes carpool to services at synagogues in Austin.  At times, we’ve built a sukkah on the mall, held a seder for Pesach and held a formal Shabbat dinner. Our goal is to make sure Jewish students are supported here, and we also are eager to engage with other religious groups to support interfaith dialogue. 

Methodist Student Movement (MSM)

Methodist Student Movement is a group on campus that connects Methodists (and non-Methodists) with each other for fellowship, Bible studies, and service opportunities. 

Muslims and Allies (MA)

Information coming soon. 

Sigma Phi Lambda (Phi Lamb)

Phi Lamb is a non-Panhellenic Christian sorority. We are a group of women that take great joy in serving the Lord and growing in fellowship with each other. We meet multiple times a week to worship, play games, give devotionals, pray, as well as many other activities. Phi Lamb is a welcoming organization where women can express their spirituality and feel comfortable to be themselves. This organization is understanding of busy schedules and tries to work with girls to maintain their membership as best as possible. 

YoungLife College

YoungLife College is a program of YoungLife especially for college students. Leaders host small groups and clubs for all ages of college students, campus-wide events, and offer opportunities for students to become YoungLife leaders themselves. YoungLife College leaders on the SU campus work to love and see people for who they are, because someone first loved and saw them, and aim to create genuine and lasting relationships with the people in their community. 

Don’t see what you’re looking for? 

Our Chaplain is always ready to guide students of all faiths in establishing an organization for pursuit of their own spirituality. We need to know from students when there is a group ready to get going!  If you are a student interested in organizing new groups or have additional ideas contact the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.