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Religious Life on Campus


Are you looking for meaningful fellowship with others in the campus community? Are you searching for a spiritual home in the Lexington area? Or would you just like to learn more about the diverse faiths represented on campus and in central Kentucky?


The Office of Religious Life, located in the CARE House at 439 W. Fourth Street, advises student-led religious organizations and provides information to students seeking a religious community in the Lexington area.

It also promotes community service, sponsors lectures and conversations about issues such as ethics and social justice, and coordinates interfaith services and prayer opportunities.

If you would like to be included on an email list to receive regular updates about these events, contact Wilson Dickinson, associate dean for religious life, or keep an eye on TNotes.

Join a Student Organization

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CRU is a student-led campus ministry whose goal is to provide each student an opportunity to respond to the claims of Christ. A large group of students get together every Tuesday, 7 p.m.  in the Campus Center Lobby to eat, be real and to study God’s Word. It’s a place where you don’t need to wear a mask to be accepted. Contact Matthew Schultz.

Transylvania Catholic Organization’s purpose is to build community with those of the Catholic faith and those interested in Catholicism. TCO provides service and education to the community on the ideals of a Christian life. TCO has a monthly Transy Mass at St. Peter Claver Parish, went on retreat to Gethsemane Abbey, and hosted a reading group of Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel.  Contact Jessica Bier.

The Jew Crew seeks to inspire among the Transylvania community an open and welcoming environment that celebrates Judaism through participating in community service, observing Jewish holidays, and educating the community about our culture. Contact Emma Beck or Riley Bresnahan.

Start your own organization! Religious life is a growing part of our campus. Contact Wilson Dickinson if you would like to start a new group.

Connect with the Community

Lexington is a university town, so there are religious organizations and college student groups for people of all backgrounds. Transylvania students are currently involved in Presbyterian, Episcopal, Baptist, Disciples of Christ, and Independent Christian groups in our neighborhood. For more information, view a list of local campus ministries.

Transylvania’s downtown location means there are dozens of vibrant churches and religious communities within walking distance. View a list of local worship services. If you have any questions or could use some assistance connecting with a community, please contact Wilson Dickinson.

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