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Religious Student Organizations

Northwestern University's religious diversity is reflected in its rich offering of student-led religious and spiritual groups. But if you don't see a group that's a good fit for you, contact a Religious & Spiritual Life at to find out how to start one.

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Asian American Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is a group of students on campus who grow together to love God, His Word, His people and His purpose in the world.

Athletes in Action Athletes in Action is a interdenominational Christian ministry. We desire to provide every athlete at Northwestern an opportunity to hear how they can know God through Jesus Christ.

Catholic Student Association at Northwestern (Sheil Catholic Center) The Catholic Student Association is the student group representing Catholic students and their friends at Northwestern University.

Chi Alpha Campus Ministries Chi Alpha is a Pentecostal campus outreach geared towards ministering to the unique social and spiritual needs of both International and American students at Northwestern University.

Christian Science Organization NU Christian Science is a protestant denomination founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879.

Christians on Campus is a campus group comprising believers in Christ from various backgrounds. We warmly welcome all Christians in Christ, and reach out to the greater Northwestern community.

Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern is a beloved community transformed by Christ, commissioning global disciples, and pursuing revival of the North Shore.

Cru Northwestern Cru is a community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives, impacts the world and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ.

Destino  is an ethnic ministry subgroup of Cru at Northwestern designed to be a safe space for Latinx students to continue or initiate a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Dwelling Place  is a Christian group on campus that seeks to know and gain only Jesus Christ.

Global Medical Missions Alliance We are a community of students and healthcare professionals who seek to build one another up in Christ, and become better equipped for missions both in our local context and globally.

Graduate Christian Fellowship We are a community of graduate students encouraging faith-work integration; and spiritual exploration, dialogue, and development by engaging our campus and city.

Harmony in Spirit (HiS) is a mixed collegiate Christian a cappella group at Northwestern University.

House on the Rock Christian Fellowship House on the Rock (HotR) is a chapter of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and has been serving Northwestern’s Black community for over 25 years.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship A biblically based organization hoping to present the message of Christ to the campus and world, is open to all students. 

Lutheran Campus Ministry LCMNU is a welcoming community experiencing, living, and sharing the love of God through scholarship, service, and faith.

Northwestern Chinese Christian Fellowship We are a group of Chinese students, scholars and local families united by the Christian faith.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship This is a group for those interested in the earliest Christian Faith of the Orthodox Church founded in 33 A.D.

Reformed University Fellowship Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is a Christian community at Northwestern seeking to reach out to people from diverse backgrounds with the message of the gospel and to help one another live our lives in response to who Jesus is and what he has done for us.

The Renewal Fellowship We are a faith-based community serving Chinese-speaking students on campus.

University Bible Fellowship An interdenominational, evangelical fellowship dedicated to world campus evangelization.

University Christian Ministry UCM is an ecumenical campus ministry at Northwestern University.

Young Life is a non-denominational Christian outreach to high school and middle school students.

Challah for Hunger (CfH) raises awareness of and money for hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread.

Fiedler Hillel Northwestern Hillel is the foundation for Jewish life on campus, where Jewish life on campus is vibrant, engaging and exciting. Hillel encompasses a vast number of student groups and initiatives, including the social justice group Zooz, Wildcats for Israel, First Year Student at Hillel (FYSH) and the Mega Shabbat Committee.

 MEOR Meor Northwestern is a campus-based organization dedicated to extending Jewish learning opportunities to the broadest spectrum of Jewish students at Northwestern University.

Shabbat with 10 Strangers is your opportunity to enjoy a free, delicious Shabbat meal while socializing and connecting with fellow Northwestern students, alumni, staff, and faculty! 

ZOOZ We are Northwestern’s Jewish social action organization. We are a group of Jewish students dedicated to social justice advocacy and community service.


Baha'i Club The purpose of the Baha'i Club is to bring Northwestern students of all different backgrounds together to discuss some of life’s deeper questions and work together to actively serve our community, all in a spirit of collaboration and unity.


Interfaith Initiative The Interfaith Initiative at Northwestern University (NUii) exists because all faiths offer valuable insight and deserve mutual respect. NUii's chief objective is to promote and spread awareness of religious pluralism by increasing constructive communication between religiously diverse peers within the Northwestern community. 


Latter-Day Saint Student Association The LDS Student Association (LDSSA) is a student organization which sponsors social, religious, and recreational activities for LDS college students and their friends at Northwestern University. 


Muslim-cultural Students Association The Muslim-cultural Students Association (McSA) is a community oriented organization that caters to the many different needs of Northwestern students. Our members are Muslim and non-Muslim alike. Even with such a diverse membership, our fundamental goals remain the same.

Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. Our national network of chapters is run by current football student-athletes.