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Campus Religious Centers

Northwestern University is privileged to have a rich spiritual community adjacent to the Evanston campus dedicated to serving Northwestern students, faculty, and staff. Northwestern's campus religious partners operate in their own centers and are supported by affiliated non-profits.


Canterbury House

  • 2010 Orrington Ave.
  • 312-751-6722

Canterbury Northwestern is a community of students, faculty, and other friends of Northwestern University that seeks to reflect the love of God for all and to live our lives marked by the good news of Jesus Christ. As the Episcopal campus ministry at Northwestern, we strive to pray without ceasing, to think through our faith, to live justly, to love mercy, and to create rich and meaningful friendships along the way.

Find out more about Canterbury here.



Louis and Saeree Fiedler Hillel Center

  • 629 Foster Street
  • 847-467-HILL (4455)

Fiedler Hillel is the foundation for Jewish life on campus. Our mission is to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life. We do this by supporting students in creating meaningful Jewish experiences for themselves.

Find out more about Hillel activities at the Hillel website.


University Lutheran Church at Northwestern/Lutheran Campus Ministry

  • 2204 Orrington Avenue
  • 847-864-7849
Lutheran Campus Ministry is a Christian ministry out of the Lutheran tradition that is offered to the people of Northwestern by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We gather regularly to worship God, to witness to and to nurture our faith, and to have fun together and develop supportive relationships, and to help one another to integrate faith and our academic life and work, to explore our calling from God, and to serve God's people, on our campus and in its Evanston/Chicago context.

Find out more about Lutheran activities on campus at the Lutheran Campus Ministry website.



University Christian Ministry

  • 1834 Chicago Avenue
  • 847-864-2320
The University Christian Ministry Center (UCM) on the Northwestern University Campus is an ecumenical ministry associated with the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA). UCM encourages thoughtful dialogue and engagement with the Bible and the Christian tradition. We support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in their struggles and offer a safe space to reconcile their faith and identity.

Find out more about our Sunday evening dinner and worship, and other activities at the University Christian Ministry website.

Roman Catholic

Sheil Catholic Center

  • 2110 Sheridan Road
  • 847-328-4648
The Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University is the Roman Catholic Campus Ministry, a Newman Center, on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. The Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University accompanies students and associates (partners in mission) in becoming witnesses to Love through vibrant worship, transformative learning, and prophetic justice. Here you will find a chapel for worship and a welcoming community to walk with you as you pray, learn, serve others, and grow into the person God has called you to be.

Find out more about Catholic life at NU at the Sheil Center website.