Davidson College has a variety of student-led organizations representing many religious traditions. These groups provide excellent opportunities for students to find fellowship, honor their own heritage, grow in faith, learn about others' beliefs and practices, and work together for the common good. Each group develops its own programming which contributes to the diverse spiritual and cultural life on campus. Many of these groups are supported by campus ministers and advisers from local congregations or faith-based organizations.
For more information about any of these student-led organizations and their meeting times and locations, contact College Chaplain Rob Spach (704-894-2423).
Through Better Together, students from all faiths and philosophical traditions join together to learn from each other through festivals, lectures and visits to houses of worship. We also engage in meaningful dialogue across traditions, participate in community service, and promote spiritual and religious diversity on campus in a spirit of mutual understanding and respect.
Campus Outreach trains future leaders and equips them for leadership through evangelism, discipleship, prayer, and Bible study.
Canterbury fosters community spirit through worship, meals, and fellowship. The group encourages students to explore their faith through service, common prayer, and inquiry.
CCM strengthens students' Catholic life and identity through weekly on-campus Mass, fellowship meals, faith-based sharing groups, and retreats.
Elevation Davidson provides students with small group Bible study, service opportunities, and a community of believers at Davidson College as well as connects students with Elevation Church.
FCA equips, empowers, and encourages athletes, coaches, and all whom they impact to make a difference for Christ.
Hillel is an open-minded student-led organization that celebrates the diversity of Jewish lives, experiences, and cultures and encourages students to engage in meaningful Jewish experiences. We foster a community of inclusivity in which individuals can explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through connections with other students, faculty, staff, and the local community.
The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group aims to build a community of witnesses that engage the ethnically and culturally diverse campus community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. InterVarsity plans weekly small-group Bible studies, community gatherings, speakers, service opportunities, retreats and regional conferences that are open to all students.
The Methodist College Fellowship meets weekly to study scripture, explore theological questions, and foster a sense of Christian community. It also plans activities, such as social outings, service projects, retreats, and mission trips.
The Mormon Student Group provides an opportunity for LDS students to gather weekly for fellowship and discussion of their faith.
The MSA helps Muslim students find their place in the college environment. The group celebrates Muslim holidays, organizes events, and promotes peace and cooperation with all other religious groups on campus.
Eastern Orthodox students gather regularly on campus with a priest from St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church for fellowship and reflection on life and faith in the Orthodox tradition.
The Reformed University Fellowship equips students to live all of life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It sponsors Bible studies, dinner discussions, and other small groups and one-on-one relationships.
UKirk is the welcoming and inclusive campus ministry group of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Davidson College Presbyterian Church. The group gathers weekly for fellowship, discussion, and Bible study, and plans speakers, retreats, and service projects. It is a safe space for all questions, and students of any and all backgrounds and identities are welcome. UKirk at Davidson is a part of the UKirk network of campus ministries in the PC (USA).
Virtuous Praise is the College Gospel Choir that seeks to encourage and uplift the Davidson community through song and to minister the Gospel to those who hear our voices. Virtuous Praise is a space for Davidson students to support one another within the Christian faith through song and conversation.
YLC is an outreach ministry to Davidson College students whose hope is to introduce students to the person of Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith through group events, small groups, and discipleship. Students can also train and become volunteer Young Life leaders to area high school students through Lake Norman Young Life.