Spirituality and Religious Life

Fellowship for all faiths

Are you looking for meaningful fellowship with others? 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 Spirituality and Religious Life, located in the student life suite of the William T. Young Campus Center, 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 Emily Miller, director of spirituality and religious life.

Our Affiliation

Transylvania established an affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1865. The history of the Disciples reveals a focus on unity in faith, higher education as a path to understanding and tolerance when faced with differences. Transylvania is proud to embrace these same values.


Baptist Campus Ministry strives to support a growing faith journey on Transylvania’s campus through fellowship, community, discipleship, leadership, and mission. Follow @transybcm on Instagram for updates.

CRU is a student-led campus ministry whose goal is to provide each student an opportunity to respond to the claims of Christ. CRU meets Tuesdays at 9 p.m. in the Campus Center Room 188 to eat, be real, and study God’s Word. Follow @transycru on Instagram for updates.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes looks to unite faith and athletics through the discussion of God’s word. FCA meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Pioneer Room CD. Follow @fca_transy on Instagram for updates.

Muslim Student Association is Transylvania University’s student religious organization for Muslim students and those interested in Islam.

Transy Interfaith Alliance seeks to create an environment of inclusion for students in all modes of life (religious, nonreligious or anything in between) through embodiment and learning. Interfaith Alliance meets weekly to discuss topics of faith and practice and engage the Transy community.

Transy Student Pagan Association looks to provide an open environment for students on Transy’s campus to explore or become educated on paganism.


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 Emily Miller.