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The many organizations and groups of spiritual life at OSU

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Of the numerous religious, spiritual and philosophical identities and ways to connect to a deeper meaning, 24 distinct groups exist at Oregon State University that give students the opportunity to connect.

Spirituality, although often thought of as the same as religion, is defined as the quality of relating to the spirit or soul, distinguished from a physical nature, according to dictionary.com.  This can include religions, schools of thought and even wherever one finds a connection to something greater than themselves.

For these looking to get involved in some form of spirituality on campus, you have your pick of the lot.

 

Adventist Christian Fellowship 

Email: [email protected]

Social media: @acfatosu

 

Bridges International 

A group dedicated to international students in areas of leadership, spiritual development and social connection, according to their Instagram biography.

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @bridgescorvallis

 

Campus Ambassadors 

A Christian association that is a part of a broader nationwide organization that, according to their website, prioritizes church relationship, biblical righteousness, lordship evangelism and leadership development.

Website: https://www.campusambassadors.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @OSUCampusAmbassadors

 

Catholic Student Association

Tied to the Newman Center Catholic Ministry, the Catholic Student Association is dedicated to providing students resources that allow them to encounter Christ, according to their website mission.

Website: https://osunewman.org

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @newmancenteratOSU

Instagram: @corvocatholic

 

Chi Alpha Campus Ministries

A Christian organization with the mantra “Community. Courage. Chi Alpha.” is a Christian faith group that emphasizes welcoming people from all walks of life to “ask questions about Jesus” and have a place to grow their faith, according to their website.

Website: https://www.oregonstatexa.com

Email: [email protected]

 

Corvallis Chinese Christian Fellowship

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: ChineseCristianFellowshipOSU

 

Christian Veterinary Fellowship 

A national organization founded in 1976 by a veterinarian in Georgia that aims to provide resources to Christian veterinarians and veterinary students to incorporate faith into and alongside their practice, according to their website.

Website: https://cvm.org

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @oregonvetstudentscvf

Instagram: @oregonvetstudents_cvf

 

CRU

This Christian group, founded in 1951 on the University of California Los Angeles campus, has the vision of helping students follow and grow in their faith while equipping them with ways to have healthy conversations about spirituality throughout their life, according to their website.

Email: [email protected]

Social media: @cruatoregonstate

 

Every Nation Campus

Is a Christian based faith world-wide organization. OSU students and Corvallis residents can connect with the organization at a local level through Grace City Church.

Website: https://www.gracecitychurch.org

Email: [email protected]

 

Graduate Christian Fellowship 

The OSU branch of the Graduate Christian fellowship belongs to a  larger organization of Christian graduate students that seek to, “support one another and impact the academy as thoughtful and informed followers of Christ” according to their website.

Website: https://www.christiangrads.org

Email: [email protected]

 

Hillel (Jewish Student Union)

The joint chapter supports Jewish students at the University of Oregon and OSU through events and even a Min Zidell Matzo Ball Soup hotline.

The group is, “the catalyst for connecting students, building community and inspiring leadership through Jewish values at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University,” and “committed to providing a caring and welcoming environment for all students,” according to their website.

Website: https://oregon.hillel.org

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: OSUHillel

Instagram: oregonstatehillel

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Instagram: @intervarsityatosu

Facebook:IVBeavs

 

Mosaic

According to their website, “Mosaic is a student organization at Oregon State University where students of all backgrounds can come together to experience an authentic community and discover who God is.”

The Christian faith group hosts events and retreats throughout the year for students to be involved in.

Website: https://mosaiccampus.org

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: mosaiccampus

 

Muslim Student Association

The group is, “committed to promoting Islamic faith, diverse cultures and knowledge to OSU students in an inclusive environment” according to their Instagram biography.

The group hosts events, spaces to connect and resources for students such as places to pray on campus and where to find halal foods in Corvallis.

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://linktr.ee/osumsa

Instagram: osu.msa

 

Navigators at Oregon State

A branch of a national group of evangelical Christians that provides resources and points of connection for those in college and not college alike.

Website: https://www.navigators.org

Email: [email protected]

 

Pagan Student Association

The student group seeks to explore and share spiritual practices from Paganism through their discord and weekly meetings in the Pride Center.

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @paganstudents.osu

 

Real Life Ministries/Calvary Corvallis

The group holds events, retreat and meetings for those following the Christian faith on campus with the tagline, “Loving students. Loving Jesus.” according to their Instagram biography.

Website: https://linktr.ee/osu.reallife

Social media: @osu.reallife

 

Resonate

First coming to Corvallis in 2021, the Christian church group hosts regular events, education for those looking to learn more about the faith and Sunday gatherings according to their website.

Website: https://resonate.net/corvallis

Email: [email protected]

 

Rooted: A Ministry of the Branch

The group following the Christian faith holds weekly meetings and bible studies among other events and worships.

The group’s mission, according to their website, is, “We will equip students to make disciples by helping them practice it in their current context.”

Website: https://www.thebranchcorvallis.org/rooted-college-ministry

Email: [email protected]

 

United Campus Ministry – Westminster House 

The group comes from a “progressive Christian perspective” according to their website, and partners with local groups to host events and programs throughout the year.

The group’s mission, according to their website is, “WestM is a center for justice, peace and community that seeks to bring students, faculty, staff and community together to positively impact our lives and our world.”

Website: https://osuwestm.wordpress.com

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @westmcorvallis

 

University Christian Center Fellowship

A Bible-based campus group found close to campus on Monroe Street seeks to act as a space for students to make friendships while becoming “faithful disciples,” according to their website.

Website: https://www.osucc.com

Email: [email protected]

Social media: @UniversityChristianCenter

 

Valley Springs Students 

The non-denominational church says they offer casual servies with music and programs that teach about the Bible according to their website.

Website: https://www.valleyspringschurch.com

Email: [email protected]

 

Yoga and Indic Civilization Club 

A non-profit club at OSU that introduces ancient wisdom and cultures through guest lectures, yoga, vegetarian cooking, meditation, music and philosophy, according to their Facebook biography.

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @indicosu

 

Young Life College 

OSU’s local chapter of a worldwide non-denominational Christian faith organization that promotes volunteering and events for students.

Website: https://corvallis.younglife.org

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @Younglifecollegeosu

Instagram: @ylc_oregonstat

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