Students of all religions are welcome at Rutgers. As a public university, Rutgers is dedicated to supporting an inclusive community, where freedom of religious expression is protected and encouraged. Our campus is home to students of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and many other faiths and traditions. Rutgers supports an open forum for religious life through:

  • more than 40 student organizations dedicated to religious and religious-cultural interests
  • more than 25 recognized chaplaincies serving students’ spiritual needs
  • a Multifaith Council that promotes an inclusive atmosphere for the pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths

The Multifaith Council exists to promote and enhance Rutgers University’s mission of educating the whole person. The Multifaith Council seeks to create an atmosphere in which groups and individuals affiliated with the University are engaged in the active pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths.

Chaplaincy and Affiliated Congregation Registration 2017 – 2018

We invite current Chaplaincies and Affiliated Congregations to renew their recognition at this time. Please submit documents by July 31.  Registration can be found at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/chaplaincy-registration-form-20172018/

Interfaith Prayer/Meditation Rooms on Campus

The Interfaith Youth Core, a non-profit aimed at interfaith cooperation and collaboration on college campuses has championed the creation of interfaith prayer/meditation spaces to accommodate student’s needs. They say, “Embracing religious diversity on campus means accommodating the spiritual needs of students not only through staffing and programming, but also through architectural spaces that accommodate a variety of religious, spiritual, and ethical practices. Interfaith spaces are a visible symbol of an institution’s commitment to welcoming religious diversity, and whether large or small can provide support to diverse students. Interfaith spaces communicate inclusivity, support of a religiously diverse student population, and foster a campus’s commitment to pluralism. In addition, these spaces bring together religiously diverse students and value the spiritual practices of the student population. Finally, by being inclusive of non-religious students, the space can create an opportunity for students who do not identify with a particular tradition to find opportunities to gather and reflect.

Locations:

  • Douglass Student Center 108E
  • Busch Student Center 177
  • College Avenue Student Center G2 Level
  • Kilmer Library Room 011 (Livingston Campus)
  • Civic Square Building, Room 222

Chaplaincy and Affiliated Congregations

Affiliated Congregations — is a place of worship in the New Brunswick/Piscataway area. These places of worship do not have staff on campus serving in a Chaplain role, but rather wish to promote their services to the Rutgers community.

Christ Community Church
christcommunitynj.com
Contact: Dennis Cahill
1347 Stelton Road
Piscataway, NJ  08854

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens
Contact: Keenan Thomas
727 Franklin Blvd, Suite 3
Somerset, NJ  08873

Jehovah’s Witnesses Campus Ministry
jw.org
Contact: Sean Shields
119 Selbey Ct
Somerset, NJ  08873

Oasis Church
oasis-church-nj.com
Contact:David Butler
14 Beverly Road
Piscataway, NJ  08854

Second Reformed Church
secondreformednb.org
Contact: Rev. Douglass Shepler
100 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ  08901

The Tabernacle Church
thetabernacle.com
Contact: Dan Knight
1253 New Market Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ  07080

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills
uucsh.org
Contact: Christopher Buja
123 East Cliff Street
Somerville, NJ  08876

Zion Hill Baptist Church
Contact: Michell
522 Greenbrook Road
North Plainfield, NJ  07063

Chaplaincies — a member of the Religious Life Council and registered with the Off-Campus Living &Community Partnerships. Recognized chaplaincies have staff on campus serving in a chaplain role along with student representatives appointed to enhance representation of the religious diversity on campus.

Alpha Omega
facebook.com/hope4nj
Contact: Pedro Delgado
Alpha Omega serves as the Campus Ministry of the Central Jersey Church of Christ — a non-denominational church and fellowship of believers who love God and each other. We believe that the Bible is the word of God and is a marvelous guide for daily living. We appreciate the forgiveness that comes through Jesus Christ and are eager to share the blessings he provides.

Athletes in Action
atnletesinaction.org
Contact: John Maurer
AIA exists to be a spiritual resource to the athletes, coaches, staff & families of the RU athletic department. We would love to serve you by connecting you to like minded people on campus as well as a local church in the area.

Calvary Chapel
ccob.orgContact: Jason Falzarano
The CCOB aims to see students at Rutgers University find life in Jesus Christ and influence the community by His love.

Catholic Center
catholic-center.rutgers.edu
Contact: Patrick Reilly
We’re a down-to-earth, relevant, fun-loving, God-centered, welcoming group on campus who genuinely want to grow in their faith! We’re an active student group at Rutgers University, the Catholic Student Association, who meet every week. We also have a TON of awesome activities, and frankly have more fun than good, honest people should be allowed to have! From intramurals to socials to service trips to life-changing retreats, there’s something for everyone here at the Catholic Center!

Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University
cilru.org
Contact: Kaiser Aslam

Chabad House
rutgerschabad.com
Contact: Rabbi Goodman

Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers
Contact: Rabbi Baruch Goodman
Chabad Jewish Student Center at Rutgers is a home away from home for thousands of Jewish students, a campus place to meet new friends, a warm and exciting place to celebrate Jewish holidays, a happening Jewish nightclub with live entertainment and good food, a center to experience the fun and spirituality of Judaism, a weekend social spot to have home-cooked Friday Night Shabbat Dinners, no experience necessary, with over 500 fellow Jewish students every week!

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
rutgerschialpha.com
Contact: Brian Adams

Chinese Christian Church in Somerset – Cornerstone
cornerstoneministry.info
Contact: Jeff Whisman
Cornerstone is a ministry of the Chinese Christian Church in Somerset designed to meet the spiritual needs of university students and their peers. We are an independent, evangelical Christian church in central New Jersey made up of culturally diverse members. We worship God, exemplify biblical truth, foster Christian fellowship, proclaim the gospel, and equip disciples for community service and missionary endeavors.

Cru
rutgerscru.com
Contact: Tommy Waters
Cru is an international ministry that desires to be a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus.

Episcopal Campus Ministry at Rutgers
episcopal.rutgers.edu
Contact: Scott Russell
Episcopal Campus Ministry and The Canterbury House have served the Rutgers community for over 50 years, but our mission is renewed every year! We offer progressive spirituality and ancient liturgy to those curious about their faith or belief in general. We also connect students with service and social justice projects both locally and internationally. We are a Safe(R) Space and celebrate the gifts of the LGBTQIA community. Seekers are always welcome!

Graduate and Faculty Ministries
Contact: Yucan Chiu
We provide a space for friendships and exploration of who Jesus is, for all graduate students and faculty who are interested.

Humanist Community at Rutgers
rutgershumanist.org
Contact: David Yaden
To provide a community for Humanists at Rutgers. The Chaplaincy will provide community and events for students, staff, faculty and alumni to promote awareness and understanding of Humanism as a rewarding life-stance. The Humanist community supports the right of individuals to freely choose among the possible religious/philosophical approaches to a meaningful, ethical and fulfilling life, and will work with other Chaplaincies and organizations to promote the common good. We are an inclusive community.

IMPACT MOVEMENT
IMPACTMOVEMENT.ORG
Contact: Ajeane Knibye
To empower African American students and students of African descent to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the campus, community and the world.

International Friends at Rutgers
Contact: David Mannon
International Friends at Rutgers is a Christian campus ministry promoting friendships between international students and residents of the United States. We are focused on helping students make the adjustment to American culture and experience an accurate perception of the US and its people. Our mission is to befriend every international student at Rutgers, allow them to experience the love of Jesus Christ and equip them to serve Christ.

InterVarsity Multi-Ethnic Christian Fellowship
ruivmef.weebly.com
Contact: Glorianne Wright

Jewish Xperience
Rutgersjx.com
Contact: Meir Goldberg
To empower and educate Jewish students at Rutgers and to create a community where students can come together to celebrate their Jewish heritage through impactful programs, shabbatons, trips to Israel, etc.

Jireh, Rutgers Korean Campus Ministry
Contact: Heejun Shim

Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC)
kcccny.org
Contact: Lucia Kim
KCCC is a non-denominational ethnic ministry of Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, that seeks to share the gospel with Korean-American students in the U.S. and to disciple, train, and mobilize them to go out the world and continue to share the gospel to others. While we focus primarily on Korean-Americans, the ministry is not exclusively limited to this demographic.

Oasis Church
Oasis-Church-NJ.com
Contact: Dave Butler
We are a Christian fellowship of students from all backgrounds looking to develop a fun, welcoming environment in which Christians and non-Christians alike can grow closer to God and each other as we serve our community and strengthen our faith through acts of mercy. Oasis Sunday worship experiences are at 100 College Ave @ 10am (all age groups) and 12 Noon. The later gathering called ROC is student led. Come meet new friends!

Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries
occm.rutgers.edu
Contact: Fr. John Rizkalla
The Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries is the official national campus organization of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the United States of America. This organization connects students in an atmosphere that promotes Christian unity and support. The Orthodox Christian Campus Ministry also focuses on guiding a person’s wellbeing, including their mind, body, spirit, and purpose. Each chapter encourages students to maintain a life of peace and success.

R8
rbsg.weebly.com
Contact: Lin Zhang
We are Rutgers students gathering in God’s love and truth. In here, we support and encourage each other. In here, we read the bible together and seek the meaning of life. In here, we learn about the truth and experience the love of Jesus Christ. In here, we enjoy delicious home cooking. We sincerely invite you to join us, to grow and to achieve your American dream together!

Ratio Christi at Rutgers
ratiochristi.org
Contact: Julie Miller
Ratio Christi at Rutgers aims to strengthen the faith of Christian students and faculty by equipping them to give reasons and evidence for their beliefs, to offer skeptics answers to their objections to the truth claims of Christianity, and to host campus wide events featuring Christian thinkers (apologists, scientists, and philosophers) in lectures and forums. Our goal is to represent the intellectual viability of the Christian worldview.

Rutgers Buddhist Community
Contact: Kurt Spellmeyer

Rutgers Hillel
RutgersHillel.org
Contact: Rabbi Esther Reed
Rutgers Hillel’s mission is to provide opportunities for every Jewish student at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus to deepen their connection to Jewish identity and Jewish community. Hillel embraces this mission by helping students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.

Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministry
Contact: Jeanie Collins

So Shim Sa Buddhist Fellowship
rubuddhist.org
Contact: Myong-Ahn Sunim
Soshimsa Buddhist Fellowship is a lay movement with an emphasis on the dynamic practicality of Zen philosophy in daily life. Encouraging members to draw from the innate source of wisdom, compassion and courage, we strive to empower each individual to overcome life’s challenges and lead happy and fulfilling lives. Our mission is to make wisdom and compassion accessible to local communities and universities through meditation classes, sutra study and community service programs.

Wesley Fellowship at Rutgers
ChristUMCpiscataway.com
Contact: Francie Preston
Wesley Fellowship at Rutgers (a campus ministry of the United Methodist Church), offers “home away from home” experiences for students from all over the world, through food, fellowship and service. By hosting monthly lunches, international food parties, outings, and table-talks; serving as Holiday Hosts and Partner Families; welcoming students into our church home; involving students in food outreach programs; and mutually sharing culture and faith stories, we hope to create and foster global kindred connections.

Young Life
rutgersylcollege.younglife.org
Contact: Morgan McGhee
We are a group wanting to enjoy life in college, know God, and to make real friends in the process. Young Life at Rutgers is a community of students figuring out what it takes to flourish in college: one is great relationships. We hope you will check out a Roots meeting, grab coffee with a campus leader, and join us for an adventure at our Young Life Getaway!

Religious Cultural Organizations whose purpose is interwoven with both aspects of a cultural and religious organization.

BAPS Campus Fellowship of Rutgers
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/BCF
Contact: Dhruv Patel

The purpose of the organization shall be to unite students on Rutgers’s campus and provide opportunities to learn about Hindu heritage and culture and more Swaminarayan way of life. It will introduce the Hindu faith to the rest of the Rutgers community and will foster issues affecting Hindus through youth group discussions, campus events, and community service projects. Students will be able to discuss topics that affect them in college and will be able to learn methods on balancing the life of both a college student and practicing the Hindu faith. BCF is an organization approved by the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Inc., a leading denomination of the Hindu faith (hereinafter “BAPS”), and will represent itself in a way that is consistent with the guidelines set forth by BAPS.

Bhakti The Higher Taste
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/RutgersBhakti
Contact: Harini Mekala

Bhakti – the Higher Taste is a shared, spiritual space and community based on trust, respect, and compassion, exploring the principles that underlie yoga practice generally, and bhakti yoga — the yoga of loving service — specifically. Students get in touch with their spiritual side, expand their horizons, re-discover their connections, and apply Gita wisdom to modern life. The higher taste of Bhakti powerfully inspires positive thinking and provides the strength to overcome negative habits, encouraging the spiritual growth of our future.

Chabad Jewish Student Organization Chavaya
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/ChabadJewishStudentOrg
Contact: Jessica Yenk
Facebook

The purpose of our organization is dedicated to the cultural, educational, and social needs of the students at Rutgers. Our organization helps to improve the quality of life on campus and in the surrounding community through various programs holiday celebrations, social events, weekly educational programs, and the publication of a student-run newsletter. One of our main objectives is to promote the well being of the Jewish community, throughout the university through unified action. Chabad’s leadership council consists of Rutgers students devoted to enriching the lives of their fellow students and community members. The organization provides non-sectarian programs, such as the community service program through which student volunteers visit local hospital patients and nursing home residents every week throughout the school year. The president of Chabad also holds weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the members of the Chabad Student leadership council to plan and implement upcoming events, including the campus-wide Rutgers Chabad Week of Kindness, a week-long marathon of community service opportunities for all Rutgers students.

Chinese Christian Fellowship
eden.rutgers.edu/~ruccf
Contact: Alyson Yu
Facebook

We are a student-run Christian organization on Rutgers Campus with the purpose of providing a place for anyone to share and learn about the Christian faith. Our hope is to raise up spiritual leaders to fulfill the Great Commission on campus and to create a comfortable learning environment for people who want to develop their faith.

Coptic Orthodox Fellowship
rutgersnb.occministries.org
Contact: David Awad
Facebook

In 1996, a group of Coptic students felt a need for an on-campus fellowship in which to meet with one another in support and discussion of daily college struggles. These students became the founders of Coptic Orthodox Fellowship, a support group and safe haven that offers students the opportunity to reflect on themselves and share in fellowship with one another. From a small gathering of a few students in a dorm room, to becoming a fully accredited and recognized on-campus student organization, Coptic Orthodox Fellowship has grown immensely over the past years.As we approach our 20th year of service, through prayer and God’s grace, the mission of COF has become grounded in the organization. COF seeks to help and serve all individuals of the Rutgers community cope with the everyday difficulties of college life.With our mission in mind and through the strength of our Lord Jesus Christ, we strive to aid each other in overcoming spiritual and academic struggles. Our mission as Christians is also to serve the Rutgers Community by sharing our faith and informing our peers of the depth of the Oriental Orthodox Christian Church through various organized on-campus events. With open doors and a comfortable meeting environment, we can reach out to our fellow Rutgers peers and develop beneficial friendships that prevail over lifetimes. As we approach another year, COF is now a new chapter in the national organization for the collective Oriental Orthodox Church—Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries.

Divine Youth Associates Hillel
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/DYA
Contact: Mihir Thakkar

We should understand the absolute necessity of religion becoming the overriding social force if the horrendous and deepening dilemmas facing mankind are to be resolved. In spite of the phenomenal progress of science and technology and heightened communications, man is suffering under greater isolation, estrangement and personal failings. The gap between the have and have-nots, developed and undeveloped, youth and authority, youth and other youth is rapidly widening. In this case, the message of devotion (i.e. divine relation between a man and God and principle of indwelling God) has much significance today. We must constantly address divine presence as it resides in us-indwelling God, and let it guide our actions. We can do this with devotion.

Hindu Students Council
eden.rutgers.edu/~hindusc
Contact: Ami Patel

HSC is a non-sectarian international forum for the education and promotion of the Hindu cultural and spiritual heritage. Students, faculty members and all other academicians are welcome to join. HSC also provides opportunities for non-academic individuals to work and identify closely with the objectives and programs of HSC.

HSC is a national forum to provide activities & projects to achieve the following:
a. Education of Hinduism, Hindu cultural & spiritual heritage and history.
b. Live a better life according to Hindu Dharma and its spiritual teachings.
c. Promotion of Hindu culture & values.
d. Take necessary actions for the betterment of our society & the environment.

HSC promotes understanding and awareness about Hindu heritage amongst all students at Rutgers, both Hindus and non-Hindus.
The mission of HSC is to develop a bond of extended Hindu family relationship and awareness, enlightened with the Universal ideals of the Hindu Dharma.
HSC is not purely a religious group. HSC honors each member’s own religion and does not promote any type of conversion. The teachings of Hinduism are universally applicable to all ways of life. Thus HSC is a socio-religio-cultural organization.

Indian Christian Fellowship
www.facebook.com/ruicf
Contact: Jimmy Joseph

Indian Christian Fellowship (ICF) is an organization that works to unite students all around campus, regardless of denomination and/or religion, through the expression of our Indian culture. Our meetings consist of praise and worship, speakers, fellowship building activities, games, community service and much more! ICF provides a forum for Indian Christians of various denominations to form a fellowship that welcomes people of all beliefs and backgrounds. Not only is the ICF community a great place to grow in faith and Christian understanding, it encourages strong fellowship and is a great setting to socialize and make new friends!

J-Biz the Career Network for Jews at Rutgers
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/J-BIZ
Contact: Nicholas Feld

The purpose of the organization shall afford students the opportunity to see the intersection between Judaism and their career, learn more about Jewish values as relevant to the workplace and network with successful Jewish professionals in many fields of interest.

Joshua Cantonese Christian Fellowship
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/jccfru
Contact: Wenjun Mo

To promote cultural appreciation and religious communication.

Jumu’ah
facebook.com/RUJumuah
Contact: Sidra Zia

Rutgers Jumu’ah is a group of dedicated students who plan, coordinate, and orchestrate weekly Jumu’ah, the Friday prayer service, for the Muslim community. We meet once a week on Fridays from 1:20-2:30 pm in Cooper Dining Hall on Douglass Campus. All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation and background, to our community gathering to take part in the Jumu’ah experience!

We welcome all members of the Rutgers Community, Muslim & Non-Muslim alike to join us and see what Islam is truly about.

Korean Campus Crusade for Christ
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/KCCC
Contact: David Suh

The purpose of the organization shall be to provide a spiritual environment for students. We hope to promote a campus environment of thoughtful investigation and dialogue about the claims and teachings of Jesus Christ through large group gatherings, small group biblical discussions, special outreaches and retreats. The campus ministry seeks to be a resource to the student body by offering encouragement and opportunities to discuss spiritual matters as well as providing materials such as outside speakers, performances, videos, tracts, and articles for their benefit and consideration. The organization seeks to give every student and professor on campus an opportunity to know about Christianity through initiative evangelism and discipleship. We also hope to train and equip students to practically apply their faith and impact all sectors of the world, even after they graduate. The ministry also provides resources and opportunities for students to become involved in short-term overseas mission projects, especially in Asia. We also specially target Asian American students and faculty by appealing to their unique ethnic heritage and values. We believe that by tailoring our ministry to meet such students’ needs, we can reach a greater part of the Asian American population.

Korean Catholic Center
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/KCC
Contact: Cas Chun

The purpose of this organization shall be to represent the Korean Catholic community at Rutgers University. K.C.C. shall come together, through the love of God, to provide a unique Korean Catholic atmosphere at Rutgers. Through celebrations, such as the Semi-Annual Mass, K.C.C. is providing opportunities for members to enrich their lives with an experience with Korean culture and Catholicism.

Korean Christian Fellowship
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/KCF
Contact: Daniel Hwang

 

The purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. To love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” (Josh. 22:4-6)
  1. they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the  breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42)
  1. to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12)
  1. then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matt. 9:36-38)

 

Religious Organizations have or show belief in and reverence for God or a deity and/or are upholding the principles of a particular religion or philosophical truth.

A. Life Ministry
aliferutgers.com
Contact: Joshua Lewis
Instagram

The purpose of this organization is to create an environment where Christians and non-Christians can experience and share the love of God with others. The organization will teach the authentic Gospel and connect students with other Christian Organizations on campus as well as the rest of the Rutgers community. It will serve Rutgers University with excellence, truth, grace, and humility.

Adventist Students for Christ
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/asc
Contact: Robert Cartagena
Facebook

Adventist Students for Christ (ASC) is a Bible based ministry seeking to provide an environment for students to experience Christian fellowship, explore faith, and ultimately, to encounter Jesus Christ. ASC desires to encourage students to mature in their faith, minister to the needs of The Rutgers community, and be involved in the mission of the 3 Angels’ Message

Ahlul Bayt Student Association
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/absa
Contact: Asad Abbas
Facebook

ABSA is a prominent group of Muslims on campus whose purpose is to provide a formal voice for the followers of the Ahlul-Bayt (as) and to promote, educate, and support the teachings of the true Sunnah of the Holy Prophet and his (saw) Pure Progeny in a university setting. The ABSA’s mission clearly encourages cooperation with other clubs to build a healthy environment on campus; free from prejudice, racism and discrimination.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Association
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/amsa
Contact: Raheel Ahmad
Facebook | Twitter

This organization’s purpose is to further the message of the International Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, through activities and events, based on the motto, “Love for all, hatred for none”.

Women Atheist Student Alliance
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/atheiststudentalliance
Contact: Katie Aveni

The Atheist Student Alliance aims to be an open forum, safe haven, and place of community for atheists, skeptics, and their allies.

Bahai Campus Association
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/BCA
Contact: Nadine Azari

The purpose of this association shall be to further the tenants of the Bahá’í Faith, to invite those interested to investigate the Faith for themselves; to promote the unity of mankind; and to foster understanding, love and fellowship on this campus by sponsoring such things as lectures, information tables, service projects, discussions, informal gatherings, social activities and public meetings. This association shall not endorse any partisan or political group on a campus level or otherwise.

Campus Crusade for Christ
rutgerscru.com
Contact: Jonathan Castellano
Facebook | Twitter

The purpose of this organization is to be a resource to interested students to answer questions and give counsel regarding principles of Christianity. We seek to accomplish this by providing open forums and discussions on pertinent issues on campus along with special meetings and activities to build and foster community at Rutgers University. As an organization, we are committed to providing opportunities for students to develop as leaders. All university students are welcome to participate in our events and programs.

Catholic Student Association
catholic-center.rutgers.edu
Contact: Anthony Bonini
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Catholic Student Association is an organization of university students, staff and faculty who come together to complement the academic and social dimensions of university life by practicing, sharing and developing their Catholic faith and culture through community service, spiritual growth, worship, and friendship.

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
rutgerschialpha.com
Contact: Tyler Solari
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Chi Alpha is a group affiliated with the Pentecostal Charismatic denomination and offers Bible-based teachings, with emphasis on the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of Chi Alpha is to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by:
Sharing the Good News of salvation through Christ with the Rutgers community; Discipling Christians in all aspects of the Christian faith so they are equipped to lead lives that glorify and honor God; Providing opportunities for fellowship, discussion, prayer, and Biblical training regarding the needs of students and the issues they face; Providing a link to the local church.

Chi Alpha primarily pursues these purposes through weekly fellowship nights and smaller group Bible study meetings, and by tabling throughout Rutgers, in order to better inform the student body of our presence on campus and share God’s Love with them, and furthermore allow the voting members and officers to continue promoting Chi Alpha’s beliefs and purpose.

Christians United for Israel
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/CUFI
Contact: Rachel Lee
Facebook

Their mission is to be a voice of peace for Israel. To this end, they will raise awareness by engaging and imparting the student body with religious, moral, and historical reasons to aid Israel. The organization will also foster leadership through working alongside other on-campus organizations to perpetuate this message.

First Light
firstlight.rutgers.edu
Contact: Christina Zhang
Facebook

First light is Rutger’s only christian a cappella group. They exist to present the Rutgers University community with encouraging, edifying, uplifting entertainment and the good news of our Lord through songs, skits, and testimonies.

Grace Extended
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/geru
Contact: Joshua Kim
Facebook

Grace Extended’s purpose is to invite everyone to experience a truly personal, transformative relationship with Christ (not an associative or social one), by exemplifying the palpable presence of God through a college community.

Intervarsity Multi-Ethnic Christian Fellowship
ruivmef.weebly.com
Contact: Harry Li
Facebook

The purpose of the InterVarsity Multi-Ethnic Christian Fellowship is to explore the unifying, cross-cultural and cross-racial appeal of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a community of students and faculty who follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world.

Muslim Student Association
muslimsofrutgers.com
Contact: Omar Shallan
Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

The purpose of the RU-MSA will be to provide all members of the Rutgers Community with an understanding of Islam according to the Qur’an and the practices of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The RU-MSA is committed to the unity of all Muslims standing under the banner of “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His final messenger.”

Pagan Student Association (Rutgers)
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/RUPSA
Contact: Kiya Washington
Facebook

The Pagan Student Association serves a dual purpose to the Rutgers community. They provide a friendly meeting ground for students who identify as Pagan, and serve to educate the Rutgers community on what paganism and the occult are like from the perspective of those who live and practice them.

Protestant Campus Ministries
rucampusministry.org
Contact: Victoria Field
Facebook

The purpose of the organization shall be to connect our Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries activities with Rutgers students in order for the Rutgers Protestant Campus to share its mission with the University. They believe that it is as important to grow spiritually as we achieve intellectually. They believe in Jesus Christ and trust that asking questions leads to greater faith.

Ratio Christi
ratiochristi.org/rutgers
Contact: Jessica Thompson
Facebook | Twitter

The purpose of the organization is to encourage and strengthen the faith of Christian students at Rutgers University, while sharing Christ’s message and love with those who have not yet accepted Him. Ratio Christi hopes to take part in the battle for the mind and begin to reverse the prevalent trend toward secularism in the university by encouraging dialogue and stimulating discussion directed towards answering life’s pressing questions.

Rutgers JDM
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/RutgersJDM
Contact: Ha Eun Lee
Facebook

The purpose of Rutgers JDM is to develop Christian leadership by providing regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray, all in a group setting. This will also provide opportunities for fellowship, encouragement, and spiritual development among members. They seek to be a resource to the student body by offering opportunities to discuss spiritual matters and provide materials in the form of outside speakers, videos, books and articles, all for their benefit and consideration. Additionally they encourage people to spread Gospel to those who never heard about Jesus, based on our Lord’s command: “Go and Make Disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). They focus on giving the world opportunities to experience life-changing power through the Gospel that only Jesus Christ can provide us. Three main principles of Rutgers JDM are Evangelism, Discipleship and World Mission.

Scarlet Pastafarians
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/ScarletPastafarians
Contact:James Palmer

The purpose of the organization is to preserve and promote the Separation of Church and State as well as the teaching of only theories based on the scientific method in science classes, and to provide a community for pro-secular students. They do this by acting as a chapter of an international organization, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Using this framework of a religion that is centered on a pasta-based deity and in which pirates are revered, most of their activities are of a pasta and/or pirate theme. Arrrrgh.

Sikh Student Association
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/SikhStudentAssociation
Contact: Anupuma Gupta
Facebook | Instagram

The purpose of this organization shall be to broaden the understanding and awareness of the Sikh religion and heritage in the Rutgers community through cultural, social, religious, and political activities.

Vivekananda Youth Group
rutgers.collegiatelink.net/organization/VivekanandaYouthGroup
Contact: Sejal Mistry

The purpose of this organization is to promote the fundamentals of Hinduism through prayer, respect, and service, guided by the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahans and Swami Vivekananda.