Student Activities recognizes the importance of religious and spiritual development, especially throughout one’s career as a student. We extend a warm welcome to students of all faiths, and provide a supportive venue for guiding students in their personal quest for spiritual meaning.
On-campus Resources Our office exists as a resource for students, faculty and staff of all faiths. We are generally open from Monday-Thursday when school is
in session. Contact us at 401-598-2445, or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of the Citizens Bank Center for Student Involvement (CBCSI).
Catholic The Newman Club is a student organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting the Christian-Catholic tradition in the JWU community through community service and fellowship. You can also participate in an annual retreat. Consult the JWU Involvement Network to learn how you can get involved. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence offers daily masses and programs that are open to JWU students, including Young Adult Catholics, at locations throughout the state. Contact us if you’d like to be
connected to a student who is traveling to a church or program.Protestant Christian
Student Fellowship is a student organization dedicated to faith, fun
and friendship. The group organizes all kinds of events, including
Tuesday night worship, group Bible studies, summer mission opportunities and off-campus retreats. Check the JWU Involvement Network to learn more or call our office for a schedule. Several churches in the Providence area offer Protestant services. Contact the
campus protestant minister if
you would like to connect with a student who is traveling to a church.
JWU Hillel is a religious, socio-cultural and political group for Jewish
students on campus, providing an
opportunity for Jewish students to connect with one another, share cultural
experiences and discuss Jewish and Israeli issues. Consult the JWU Involvement Network to learn how you can get involved. JWU students are also welcome to join Brown and RISD’s inter-campus Hillel, which offers lectures, programs and discussions for Providence’s college-age Jewish community.
Prayer and Meditation SpacesLocated on our Downcity Campus, the university’s chapel can
be accessed through the front entrance of Xavier Hall. This beautiful sanctuary
is used for university religious services and special occasions. The Harborside
Campus’ prayer and meditation room is is available for students, faculty and staff to spend
time in personal reflection, meditation and prayer.
This quiet space is located on the second floor of the Freidman Center and is open
from 8:30am-9:30pm.Starting Religious-themed Clubs
If you’re interested in starting a new religious organization on campus, follow
the steps listed in the Clubs and
Organizations Handbook (642K PDF). Local Places of Worship Guide
Looking for a place to reflect? View a select list of off-campus places of worship (18K PDF) in the greater Providence area, including Catholic,
Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and other major denominations.
Contact UsCBCSI, 2nd floor232 Weybosset StreetProvidence, RI 02903Main phone: 401-598-1830Laurie LapaneAssociate Director, Student Activities401-598-2086Travis Rymer Protestant Campus Minister401-598-2445