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Campus Organizations

Campus Faith Communities

DiversityNumerous religious groups on campus represent the religious diversity of the student body. Members of the University of Denver Religious Council ("DURC") lead some of those groups, and aid the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life in realizing its vision and accomplishing its mission. The DURC is made up of official representatives of religious groups or traditions recognized by the University as serving an existing campus constituency. (Groups whose leaders are members of the DURC are indicated by an asterisk.)

Bridges International*
"Bridges International is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving the needs of international students living in the US. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to serving them in an unabridged, holistic way. We understand the joys and difficulties of cross-cultural living, as many of us have lived and studied abroad as well. We know these students arrive with their own unique culture and perspective. We respect that individuality, and love learning more about them as we help them to live and understand life here in the US. Our goal is to care for international students: mind, body, and spirit. We serve them through airport pick-ups, English language assistance, host families, travel, fun social activities, and as a friend to wrestle through life's deepest questions of meaning and faith.

If you are a student new to the US, welcome! How can we help?

Events and contact info at email

Buddhist Chaplaincy*

The Venearable Claude d'Estrée offers one-on-one instruction on meditation and Buddhist philosophy as well as inter-faith exploration of contemplative and meditative traditions and spiritual direction. The Ven. d'Estrée is a lineage holder in both the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the Chogye-Son (Zen) tradition of Korean Buddhism. Raised in the Russian Orthodox Church, he is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School where he focused his work on comparative spiritual disciplines and liberation theology. Currently he is a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies as well a Director of the International Human Rights Degree Program, Human Trafficking Center, and the Center on Human Rights Education. He also teaches and leads workshops on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Contact Ven. Claude d'Estree at 303-871-6286 or
Office: Sie International Complex 3113

Campus Ambassadors Christian Community*

Just like our name says, we are focused on Christ and community on campus! If you want to have fun, make friends, and discover how much God loves you, check us out. We're doing weekly bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, parties, service projects, retreats and more. No matter where you stand, we'd love to see you!

Contact Abby Baumbach at 720-530-8237 or by email at, visit us online at or on Facebook.

Catholic Student Fellowship*

Father John Ignatius and student leaders provide Roman Catholic ministry at the University of Denver. Sunday Night Mass, Sunday Suppers, weekly Bible Studies, student retreats, intramural teams, and leadership conferences are all part of DU's Catholic Ministries. During the academic year, Sunday Mass is at 6pm in Evans Chapel, with an opportunity for confessions starting at 5pm.

Contact Fr. John Ignatius at 720-690-9656 and Or visit them on Facebook/CatholicStudentFellowshipatDU.


We create a warm and non judgmental environment where you can become a part of our extended family. We welcome all Jews regardless of background, affiliation, knowledge, or practice. Our goal is to connect students to each other and to bring Judaism on campus to life. We are located at 2205 South High Street.

Contact Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski at 303-744-9699 or by email at or visit their website.

Christian Science Organization*

The DU CSO welcomes all who are interested in sharing spiritual ideas found in the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. We come together to witness how these ideas transform and heal us individually and collectively. All are welcome to our weekly meetings.

Contact Doug Thomas by email at or online at


Cru is an interdenominational ministry that is seeking to authentically follow Jesus and love others well. We realize that we don't have all of our stuff together but as a community we seek to be a blessing to the campus, to the city of Denver, and to the world. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in Evans Chapel.

Contact Jory Bayne ( or Abby Mayer (, or find them on Facebook at

DU Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga Club provides opportunities for students to experience the timeless wisdom and culture of ancient India which is based on the teachings of the sacred text Bhagavad-gita. Our main weekly gatherings on Tuesdays include mantra meditation (kirtan), as well as discussions on yoga philosophy and lifestyle. And don't forget, each meeting is concluded with a mouthwatering vegetarian dinner! Meeting at 5pm on Tuesdays in Evans Chapel.

Contact them by phone (720-201-4715) or by email:

The Foundation (Mainline Ecumenical)*

“We are a progressive Christian campus ministry. We serve our neighbors without homes and we engage the tough and controversial issues of our day. This is a place where we are willing to wrestle with God and the heritage of Christian faith. Our regular social gatherings help us to deepen our sense of authentic community. The Foundation is LGBTQ affirming.

Contact Andy Dunning at 720.346.0498 or by email at Find us on Facebook at

Graduate Christian Fellowship at DU (DU-GCF)*

We invite you to join us for fun, teaching, and worship. We participate in activities that draw us together, such as social events, discussion groups, Bible studies and seasonal retreats. As a group we are exploring what is means to be a Christian in our field of study, the university, and in today's world. We meet weekly for Bible study and fellowship. For weekly times and dates please contact us or check our web site.

Contact Tom Balma at 720-988-3978 or by email at or online at

Hillel at DU*

Hillel of Colorado seeks to engage, empower and work with Jewish college students to create Jewish community at CSU, CU and DU and at other Colorado campuses. Hillel provides opportunities for Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity. Hillel of Colorado is part of the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. We are located at 2390 S Race St, on the corner of Race & Wesley.

Contact Natalie Bergner at 303-777-2773 or by email at or online at

International Students Incorporated*

International Students, Inc. is a Christian ministry that serves students and scholars on over 700 campuses around the U.S. We offer Bible studies, social events, trips and conferences. We also connect internationals with American friends from local Christian churches.

Contact: Laura Compton by email at

Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)*

The Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) is established by the Denver CO Metro Institute of Religion to help students attending a college or university have a balanced secular and spiritual educational experience during their years of formal education. Our purposes are to:

  • encourage and support members of LDSSA in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life while on campus,
  • encourage members of LDSSA to become an influence for good by participating in activities and service on campus and in the community,
  • provide students with meaningful service opportunities and social and religious activities that are consistent with LDSSA standards,
  • promote traditional moral values

We will hold weekly Institute classes. Look online for times and locations.

Contact Brian Anderson at 303-819-2956 or by email at

Muslim Students Association

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) at DU is a non-exclusive student organization comprised of students at DU who are interested in building bridges between the Muslim minority on campus and the greater DU community. It is meant to create a support a support system for Muslims at DU and bring awareness to events happening in the Islamic world.

Email the Muslim Student Association at or visit their website at or find them on Facebook.

Park Church Campus Outreach*

We are an interdenominational Christian ministry that seeks to build relationships with college students and help you on your spiritual journey. We know that college is a time where many students are exploring what they believe and their purpose in life. So whether you are a Christian seeking to grow in your relationship with God or you are still investigating the claims of Christianity we exist to serve you and the DU campus. We offer discussion groups, leadership development, community, service opportunities and fun retreats.

Contact David Maselli for more information: 609-802-6709 or

Young Life*

Young Life is a non-denominational Christian outreach ministry to Junior High, High School and College students in Denver. There are Young Life College meetings several nights during the school year. Join other DU students for fellowship, discipleship and training with YL. There are weekly Bible studies, Fellowships as well as leadership training. Stop by the house at 1986 S York St.

Contact Ellie Reich by email

Other Religious Student Groups

In addition to (and with some overlap of) the ministries listed here, there are several registered student groups on campus that also address students' spiritual needs. Some of these groups are found primarily within some graduate/professional schools. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is happy to assist students in contacting those organizations not listed here. If you have questions, or would like assistance, please contact us at (303) 871-4488 or by e-mail at