Find a Faith-Based or Spiritual Organization
If you don't see a group you would like to join, consider starting your own organization.
Learn about the religious holy days and observances at USC
Prayer and Meditation Spaces on or near campus:
- 300 Main Street Prayer Space, Room B104, open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Carolina Faith Center (off-campus), 728 Pickens St., open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Center for Health and Wellbeing, 1409 Devine St., C.A.L.M Oasis - Room 215, open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Carolina Card is required to enter; Open meditation is closed during scheduled events. Please check schedule placed outside of door).
- Close Hipp Building, 1705 College St., located on the 4th floor in front of the International Student Services Office - Suite 470, open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
- Hamilton College 1512 Pendleton St., Room 116, open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Russell House University Union, 1400 Greene St., Room 309, currently closed due to construction
Connect with the Religious Affairs Committee:
The Religious Affairs Committee oversees the religious life programs on campus and makes such recommendations to the President as may be appropriate.
Meet the campus registered religious affiliates:
The registered religious affiliates support the university community and serve student organizations by offering spiritual guidance and assistance to students, as outlined in STAF 1.01. Please feel free to contact the registered religious affiliates directly, or reach out to the Department of Student Life to be connected to an affiliate.
Contact: Dominic Camerino
- Garnet Gate: Alpha Omega
Contact: Rev. Adam Venters
- Garnet Gate: BCM
- Website: www.carolinabcm.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Seth Orr
- Garnet Gate: Campus Outreach
- Website: http://cocolumbia.org
- Email: Seth.Orr@campusoutreach.org
Contact: Merrill Eng
- Garnet Gate: Carolina Christian Students
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Ben Burchardi
- Garnet Gate: Carolina Navigators
- Website: https://collegiate.navigators.org/carolinanavs/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Fr. Rhett Williams
- Garnet Gate: The Catholic Campus Ministry
- Website: www.stthomasmoreusc.org
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Rev. Patrick Hundl
- Garnet Gate: Chi Alpha
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Randy Gore, Minister
- Garnet Gate: CSCC
- Website: www.CSCCarolina.org
- Email: Gamecock4Jesus@gmail.com
- Garnet Gate: Cru
- Website: www.carolinacru.com
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Fr. Paul Sterne
- Garnet Gate: C.S. Lewis Student Center
- Website: www.sttheodoresc.org/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Rev. Rob Nicholes
- Garnet Gate: First College Ministry
- Website: https://fbccola.com/college/
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Nate Cesky
- Garnet Gate: First Presbyterian
- Website: https://www.firstprescolumbia.org/college
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Evan Lowsky
- Garnet Gate: Hillel
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Lizzie Keegan
- Garnet Gate: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/gamecocksintervarsity/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Rev. Jesse Canniff-Khun
- Garnet Gate: Lutheran Campus Ministry
- Website: www.GamecockLutheran.com
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Rev. Dr. Tom Wall
- Garnet Gate: Methodist Student Network
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Rev. Fr. Michael A. Platanis
- Garnet Gate: Orthodox Christian Fellowship
- Website: www.HolyTrinitySC.com
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Rev. Sammy Rhodes
- Garnet Gate: Reformed University Fellowship
- Facebook: Reformed University Fellow Fb
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Pastor Jim Whitten
- Garnet Gate: The Carolina Church
- Website: www.thecarolinachurch.com/
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Rev. Kevin Huston
- Garnet Gate: The Shack Campus Ministry
- Website: www.shackcommunity.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Rev. John R. Cook
- Garnet Gate: UKirk SC
- Website: www.ukirksc.org
- Email: email@example.com
Contact: Matt Bryant
- Garnet Gate: Young Life of Columbia
- Website: https://www.ylmidlands.org/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious centers for students near campus:
- Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 819 Main St.
- St. Thomas More Catholic Center, 1610 Greene St.
- C.S. Lewis Center, 1730 College St.
- UKirk Center, 1702 Greene St.
- Campus Ministry Center, 728 Pickens St.
Apply for faith-based service funding:
Dobson Volunteer Service Program: Students, faculty, staff and affiliates can receive partial funding for service that encourage spiritual development while helping those in need. For more information visit: Dobson Volunteer Service Program - Leadership and Service Center