Religious & Spiritual Life

The Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) at USF is a network of member faith communities committed to an agreed upon set of ethical standards. We provide access to programs, services, and activities that encourage a campus atmosphere of healthy religious and spiritual expression. This is accomplished through meetings, resources allocation, and collaboration between member organizations and the Division of Student Affairs & Student Success.

The RSL shall be a forum for the sharing of information and viewpoints helpful for the common task of the spiritual development of students at USF. As such, it shall serve as an official point of contact between the campus religious communities and the Division of Student Affairs & Student Success.

The RSL's commitment to the students at USF:

  •  We recognize your right to practice your faith according to the dictates of your conscience.
  • We recognize your right to be informed about your faith in a spirit that is free from pressure, coercion or manipulation.
  • We recognize your right to say “no” to unwanted or intrusive proselytism and religious hard-sell.
  • We recognize your right to privacy – therefore, we will not visit you without your permission.
  • We recognize your right to know what religious organization you’re dealing with upfront with no hidden agendas or secret affiliations.


The Religious and Spiritual Life at USF is an organization of religious professionals who have come together from a wide variety of religious traditions to serve the student body at USF. Each organization commits to a set of guidelines that serve to protect the students at USF and facilitate their spiritual development.

Spiritual & Religious Organizations
  Contact Who We Are  Email  Meeting Times

Baptist Collegiate Ministries


Nathan Schneider, Area Director

Jean Lowe, Administrative Assistant

A place where college students come together to ask questions, explore who Jesus Christ is and search for something bigger than themselves…something that’s beyond their busy worlds of homework, stress, work and ideas of success. Thursdays at 8pm 

Bhakti Yoga Society


Randy Meier (Ramiya) and Pam Meier (Ananta) We learn how through meditation and yoga to connect our consciousness with the Supreme Consciousness known as Krishna and as described in the ancient Sanskrit text, “Bhagavad Gita As It Is.”  
Catholic Student Center


Rev. Justin Paskert, Campus Minister We provide sacramental life, pastoral care, religious education, and a home to the Catholic Student Union. Every Saturday & Sunday 

Chabad on Campus Jewish Student Center



Rabbi Pinny Backman, Executive Director

Mrs. Chava Backman, Co-Director

Chabad’s goal is to create a place where every Jewish student from any background or affiliation, feels welcome and accepted.    


John and Kerri Schneider  We're a network of students and staff on thousands of college campuses in the US and around the world facilitating spiritual awareness on campus by introducing students to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, by providing them with opportunities to grow in their relationship, and by, together, reaching out to others with God's love.

Wednesday 7:30pm 
St. Anselm’s Episcopal Chapel Center


The Rev. Adrienne Hymes, Chaplain and Director We are committed to nurturing the spiritual formation and wholeness of individuals through the proclaimed and embodied Gospel. Thursdays at 6:30pm 

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship


Chris Kennedy, Director/Campus Pastor Chi Alpha, or 'Christ's Ambassadors,' is a college campus movement of students getting to know Jesus in a meaningful and authentic way. We don't have it all figured out, and invite you to join us in this journey of looking more like Jesus everyday. It is our sincere hope that you check out our Thursday night service at 7:30 pm in the MSC, or one of our weekly small group bible studies. We value authenticity, and doing life together as a community of young adults. You are welcome here, and we can't wait to meet you!

(612) 382-4172
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Cornerstone Christian Church



 Bill Cooper Our purpose is to reach college students with the Gospel and to grow God’s kingdom on the USF campus. Saturdays at 11:15am 
Hillel Jewish Student Center


Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, Executive Director/Campus Rabbi The mission of Hillel is to engage and empower Jewish College students through educational, social, cultural, religious, Tzedek, Israel and leadership opportunities.  Fridays at 6:30pm
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship


Joshua Haupt & Adriana Abuchar We are a Jesus-Centered movement of missional communities reaching every Corner of USF, growing in love for God, love for each other, while pursuing the lost.

Thursday 7:30 pm 
The Navigators @USF



Andrew & Sarah Duran, Campus Directors The Navigators are a non-denominational community of students who are seeking to grow in their relationship with God and impact the world around them. Wednesdays at 9pm 
Reformed University Fellowship


Andrew Newman, Campus Minister RUF is a Christian campus ministry providing opportunities to learn what the Bible teaches and put it into practice in your everyday life. Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Wesley Foundation at USF


Erik Seise, Director/Pastor Wesley is a ministry of the United Methodist Church. Our desire is that every student experience community, maturity and impact during their college experience. Tuesday at 6pm/ Wednesday at 7pm


Professionals on Call

Each month a Religious & Spiritual Life professional is on call to assist with any campus emergencies or crisis. Please contact the person on call as needed.

Religious & Spiritual Life Professionals
Name Contact Month
John Schneider 813-732-5963 September
Erik Seise 904-403-8938 October
Alissa Holcomb 813-389-0355 November
Pinny Backman 813-440-1055 December
Andrew Duran 850-212-0240 January

If you are interested in speaking with someone from a particular religious denomination or faith perspective, please click on the "Who We Are" link to get the complete listing of Religious & Spiritual Life members.

Interested in becoming a member? See the requirements for membership and learn how to join Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) at USF.