Center for Spiritual Life

Student Groups

Mindful cooking photo with Hindu student group Namaskar

Mindful cooking class with Hindu Spiritual Advisors Anjum and Partha Biswas

 5 students sitting together in chapel

Members of Catholic Student Organization

photo of a few students on the floor creating pictures with colored powder

Creation of Rangoli designs hosted by Namaskar.

large group of students posing for a picture

Muslim Student Association

large group of students posed together outside

Members of Cru

photo of people dressed for Indian holiday of Diwali

Students and staff celebrating Diwali on campus

male and female smiling students, dressed festively and some wearing headcoverings, stand together under a balloon sign that reads "Eid Dinner"

Eid Dinner hosted by the Muslim Student Association

smiling people in long kayaks on a river

Members of Asian Baptist Student Koinonia

There are more than 260 student clubs and organizations at Brandeis University.  There are a number of clubs related to religion and spirituality where Brandeis students are welcome to worship, practice, and join in a community of like-minded individuals:

Student groups

ABSK is a Christian fellowship throughout the East Coast. It is comprised of students who seek to know and love Jesus Christ through a life shared with Him and each other. At Brandeis, the chapter is supported by affiliate chaplain Austin Kim. All are welcome! 

Grad ABSK is a group of Christian graduate students excited to know God more, study the truths of the Bible together and share God’s love with the Boston-area grad student community.

BGCF is a chapter of the national organization Intervarsity. It gathers Brandeis graduate students students for Christian fellowship on campus, and facilitates regular Bible studies and prayer meetings. At Brandeis, BGCF is supported by affiliate chaplain Marianne Smith.

At Hillel, students forge new friendships, meet dedicated mentors, celebrate the Jewish calendar, engage in service to others and find inspiration in Jewish texts and traditions. Hillel is an inclusive and welcoming space open to every Jew regardless of background, ability and experience.

CSO is the hub for Catholic life at Brandeis. The CSO is supported by Karl LaClair, chaplain and  coordinator of Christian Life.

Cru is a national community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ through large group meetings and small group discipleships. Cru Brandeis Christian Fellowship is supported by affiliate chaplain Sharon Kumar.

JBS is an independent Bible study group that has historically been led by Brandeis University students. 

MEOR is a national Jewish organization that offers text-based study and experiential education programming. MEOR at Brandeis is supported by affiliate chaplain Yoni Ganger.

MSA serves as both the main prayer and the main social organization for Muslim students.

Namaskar is a group established to educate and promote Hindu, Jain and Sikh culture and spiritual heritage on Brandeis University's campus.

This is a youth-led and run ministry that aims to support students in building and maintaining their relationship with God. It helps Christians navigate their college journey with fellowship and corporate prayer.

We are a community of Buddhists, Taoists, and other Eastern religious traditions. We are made up of both practitioners and those that are just curious! Sangha is involved in planning Dharma talks, meditation sessions, prayers, and other events for Buddhist and other Eastern religions.

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