The Campus Ministries Department collaborates with the department of Religious Studies to coordinate spiritual, educational and pastoral resources for students, faculty and staff to grow as whole people.
The C of I is an active member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU). We support a thriving, voluntary, multi-denominational Christian program, regular Catholic programming, an active LDS student group, and inter-faith programming.
We are a self-consciously “non-sectarian” college that promotes a campus environment of free, open academic inquiry and free religious expression. We nurture an open campus society in which diverse faith perspectives are practiced with dialogue and respect, and value an education that integrates the head with the heart and hands.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers can learn through service on C of I "Potter's Clay" trips. Group fundraising reduces individual costs through "common bucket" fundraising including letter writing, alumni donations and group work days. Watch a video of past trips.
Christian Community Programming
Through the Department of Campus Ministries the C of I supports a thriving, voluntary Christian community program.
Programming regularly involves 10-20% of the C of I community including a weekly large group gathering for worship & teaching, many Bible studies (over 120 students involved in over 20 groups, some student led and many with faculty or staff mentors), local and international service trips, internships and leadership development, and many campus activities.
Nearly equal numbers of students are involved from a variety of Christian denominations, both Protestant and Catholic, and many students are involved who are just exploring faith and spirituality. Our motto is:
- Transforming Lives
- Transforming Friendships
- Transforming College
- Transforming the World
Students can receive scholarships for leadership in many areas of Christian community leadership including musical talent, technical ability (video or sound) and community life development. Scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years. Click here for more information and an application.
Student Leadership Program
- Our student leadership program supports students to grow in faith while discovering and using their gifts for leadership.
- Most positions are voluntary, but some positions are paid through our student internship program. Stop by the C.Min office for an application.
religious Diversity on Campus
CATHOLIC programming: Various programs are coordinated for the 10-15% of students who are Catholic on the C of I campus. Our purpose is to encourage and support students in their Catholic faith as well as to build a bridge for Catholic students into the ecumenical Campus Ministries community - for more information CLICK HERE
LDS: We have an active student association for LDS students. For more information contact Paul Mouton
MUSLIM: We have a small but growing population of Muslim students. For information about actvities and friendships contact Phil Rogers
JEWISH: We have occasional activities for Jewish students and many all-campus events and speakers through the Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Program in Judaic Studies. For information contact Dr. Federica Francesconi
We have an activie inter-faith community on campus that does occasional activities, and utilizes an inter-faith room in Simplot Hall. For informnation contact Anne Spencer
If you have questions, or want to find out more, you can email campus minister Phil Rogers at [email protected] or use the links to the right to further explore Campus Ministries at the C of I.