Hendricks Chapel hosts 9 chaplaincies across four world religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Chaplaincies nurture the spiritual/ethical lives of students, faculty, and staff, and help them learn to listen to those who believe differently.

All chaplaincies are sponsored by national or regional religious associations.

While each chaplaincy serves a particular faith constituency, the Chaplains work together as part of the Chaplains’ Council on issues of interfaith engagement, student welfare, and spiritual programming.

All chaplains support and live out the Hendricks Chapel Ethical Framework that calls upon each chaplaincy and religious group to honor the religious freedom, human dignity, conscience, personal spiritual welfare, and the religious tradition of every person to whom they minister.

For more information, visit the Chaplains' Suite located on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel (Room 005). Each chaplaincy has an office located in the suite. Contact the student desk in the Chaplains' Suite at 315-443-5171.


Baptist Campus Ministry

A Ministry of Southern Baptists and the Baptist Convention of New York.

The students of Baptist Campus Ministry desire to glorify Jesus Christ through worship and to serve others through a variety of ministries. We seek to develop relationships through numerous weekend activities such as trips, fellowships, and service projects.

Everyone is welcome to join us.


Devon Bartholomew Baptist Chaplain

Devon Bartholomew, Baptist Chaplain


Katherine Bartholomew Baptist Campus Chaplain

Kate Bartholomew, Baptist Campus Minister





Connect with Baptist Campus Ministries on Facebook

Academic Year Worship Services:

Sunday Worship
Hendricks Chapel, Main Chapel – 11 a.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study
Hendricks Chapel – Noble Room – 8 p.m.

Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Kate)
Hendricks Chapel Chaplains Suite

Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Devon)
Gateway Center at ESF

Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Devon)
Hendricks Chapel Chaplains Suite

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Buddhist Chaplaincy

The Buddhist Chaplaincy is sponsored by the Zen Center of Syracuse and Zen Studies Society.

On-campus weekly meditation, including additional sittings and classes offered during the academic year. For information, contact Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz.


JoAnn Cooke, Chaplain





Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz, Assistant Chaplain
315.492.6341; Call for an appointment

Zen Center of Syracuse
266 W. Seneca Tnpk., Syracuse, NY 13207

Weekly Meditation
All sessions are an hour long and are guided by an experienced practitioner. They take place in the Small Chapel, on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel.

Current Schedule

  • Monday: 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Friday: 2 p.m.

Led by senior practitioners, Zen Center of Syracuse, and by experienced students. No experience necessary, all faith traditions welcome.

Buddhist Chaplaincy Meetings

6-7 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month

Give to the Buddhist Campus Ministry.


Evangelical Christian Ministries

Nondenominational, Multicultural/Multinational Christ-Centered, Biblical Christian Services and Fellowship

Though we have a focus on international students regardless of their faith, we welcome and have many non-international students join us as well.

The love of Christ moves us to serve others in love.”

Jay Koshy
Jay Koshy
Evangelical Christian Chaplain



Susi Koshy

Suresh Thiagarajan

David & Lorrie McKeon

Campus Activities:

Weekly Thursday Friendship Luncheons
Thursdays, Noon to 1 p.m., Noble Room (located in the lower level of Hendricks Chapel)

International Student Bible Study:

Fridays, 7 p.m. (weekly)
860 Ostrom Avenue (located near Shaw Hall and the Women's Building)

Sunday Worship:

Here are some of the many Evangelical Christian Churches in the local area with Sunday worship:

International Assembly
Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.
4274 Lafayette Road
Jamesville, NY  13078
Transportation from campus can be arranged by calling 315-492-0861

Trinity Fellowship
Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.
Meets at St. Vincent de Paul School
Winton Street at Burnet Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13203
Rides can be arranged

Office Hours:
Counseling and other spiritual help by appointment.
"The Love of Christ moves us to serve others in love."

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Historically Black Church

A collaborative ministry with the traditionally African American churches of Syracuse.


Elder Melvin Baker, CMevlinhaplain



The Historically Black Church Chaplaincy (HBCC) cordially invites you to share in a powerful contemporary worship experience that remains committed to genuinely connecting with every student without judgement.  Searching for something real?  Experience HBCC on Wednesdays from 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM in the Noble Room. 
Great music, Inspiring discussions, great food, and fellowship!

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Islamic Chaplaincy at Syracuse University

The office of Muslim Student Life at Syracuse University is about support for Muslim students, faculty, and staff in all religious and spiritual needs for development and growth.  It is about accommodation, openness, and understanding - not judgement or restriction.  It aims at improving understanding and representation of Muslim cultures and communities here in the US and around the world through sharing our universal values with people of faith and no faith.



Amir Duric, Chaplain



For appointment and programming information contact 315.443.5521.

Muslim Students Association (MSA):

  • Social and cultural events celebrating our diversity
  • Discussion on challenges and opportunities facing Muslim students
  • Daily and Juma'h prayers
  • Islamic education programs
  • Iftars (breaking the fast meals) during Ramadan
  • Collaboration on humanitarian projects
  • Interfaith discussions


  • Five Daily Prayers: MSA Room (Hendricks Chapel)
  • Congregational Prayers: Dhuhr at 1:10 p.m. and Asr at 5:00 p.m. (MSA Room)
  • Food for Thought and Spirit

(A page of the Qur’an - Arabic & English): Every day after Salat al-‘Asr (MSA Room).

It is planned to start later this semester, and students are encouraged to volunteer.


  • Jumua'h (Friday) Prayer
    • Option #1: 1:10-1:35PM in the Main Chapel at Hendricks Chapel 
    • Option #2: 1:00PM at ISCNY, 925 Comstock Ave (every Friday)
  • HALAQAH (a study circle followed by workshop): Come to success through living Eman - Wednesdays at 7:00PM starting on Sep 13th
  • GETTING TOGETHER: Pizza night, brain storming session and discussions, book club, social activities, movie nights and sports: Fridays at 07:00PM starting on Sept. 15th (Reach out to MSA or Muslim Chaplain for more info)
  • TAFSIR (A discussion of selected verses from the Qur’an with Dr. Ahamad Malik): Fridays at 03:00PM starting on Sep 15th
  • GET INSPIRED by stories about CHOSEN ONES: previous prophets, companions, and remarkable figures: Thursdays at 07:00PM (this session is planned to start later this semester)
  • WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ABOUT…? (More details coming soon!) This program will be a great opportunity for non-Muslims who want to know more about Islam. 


Every SECOND Friday of the month starting on September 8th with Welcoming Dinner and Eid Celebration

Every SECOND Saturday of the month

Note: Follow MSA and MSL Facebook Pages and bulletin boards for more details, NEW and UPCOMING programs and events!

Give to the Islamic Chaplaincy at Syracuse University


Jewish - Syracuse Hillel

Hillel inspires and enriches the lives of Jewish students at Syracuse University so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel makes Judaism and Jewish tradition relevant to the lives of college students through peer-to-peer engagement, student leadership development, dynamic Shabbat and holiday experiences, vibrant social and Israel programming, justice initiatives and meaningful Jewish learning.  With different entry-points into Jewish life on campus, Hillel helps you personalize a Jewish experience at Syracuse that is right for you, and connects you to the large vibrant Jewish community on campus.  From celebrating Passover at Hillel’s Seder in the Carrier Dome, to hiking through a waterfall on Birthright Israel, to taking leadership role through one of the many internships Hillel offers, to making new friends at Shabbat dinner at the Winnick Hillel Center – Hillel is here for you as your Jewish home away from home!

Hillel hosts Shabbat services (5pm) and delicious kosher Shabbat dinners (6pm) every Friday throughout the academic year at the Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (located at 102 Walnut Place).  Shabbat with the Hillel community is a wonderful way to relax and recharge with old and new friends at the end of the week! Hillel also hosts services, meals and programming for Jewish holidays.

You can learn about all of our events, programs and leadership opportunities on our website: 

And stay up-to-date with Hillel on our social media!
Facebook:  Syracuse Hillel  
Instagram:  @syracusehillel      

The Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life
102 Walnut Place
Syracuse, NY 13210


Joel Goldstein Hillel Campus RabbiJoel Goldstein, Campus Rabbi and Jewish Chaplain



Executive Director Jillian JuniJillian Juni, Executive Director


Jessica Lemons Hillel Chief Operating OfficerJessica Lemons, Chief Operations Officer
315.443.4831 Goldstein, Engagement Associate



Ronen Tzadok Jewish Agency Israel FellowRonen Tzadok, Jewish Agency Israel Fellow




Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM)

Expanding Minds, Deepening Faith, Inspiring Service.

LCM at SU and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a dynamic community, rooted in worship that nurtures growth and inspires service in the name of Christ.



The Rev. Gail Riina



associate chaplain

Jeff Kane, associate chaplain




  • Community Life - Make friends and explore what faith means for others and to you. Grow spiritually through mini-retreats, bible studies, interfaith dialogues, workshops on Spirituality and the arts, and more. Join in hands-on service, and explore careers through the STEP Center. Play and pray with SULSA.
  • Worship Life - 12:00 p.m. on Sundays we gather in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel. Our goal is Dynamic Worship connecting us with God to make a difference in our lives. Music is an important part of our service; praying twice with hymns and songs from around the world. Students take leadership in planning and leading worship. Liturgy is creative changing with the seasons of the church year. Sundays at 12:00 p.m., staff, faculty and students gather moving chairs to create an informal and reflective space which we quickly rearrange after worship to host our weekly Sunday brunch at 1:00 p.m.
  • The Step Center - Expose yourself to a world beyond the University - step into another's world and then out together to make a difference! Short and long term hands on service opportunities, as well as service learning tied to your field of study.
  • SU Lutheran Student Association (SULSA) - Weekly gathering for food and fun! See "Religious Groups" for more information.
  • Student Leaders - Exercise and deepen your leadership abilities. Lutheran Campus Ministry programs are planned run by students with the support of the Chaplain. Positions available for: STEP Center Board, Music Ministry, Public Relations - Social Media, Peers Leaders Team - 6-hour weekly commitment with small stipend. For an application for Peer Leaders Team, Music Ministry, or work study office assistance, please email: or call 443-2439.


  • Sunday Worship – Noble Room, Lower Level of Hendricks Chapel – 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Brunch – Noble Room, Lower Level of Hendricks Chapel – 1:00 p.m.

Give to the Lutheran Campus Ministry


Roman Catholic

The SU / SUNY ESF Catholic Campus ministry at the John J. Alibrandi Catholic Center offers a rich, vibrant ministry. Our mission is to build a strong community that is completely accepting, inclusive and bound together, regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation, by God's universal love. We demonstrate that love through the celebration of the sacraments, small faith-sharing groups, fellowship, volunteer service, music and social action. 

We seek with all that we do to provide a welcoming, fun and loving place for people to express their faith, to know that they are not alone and to discover the love that Jesus has for them.

Our events, which occur at the Catholic Center (110 Walnut Place, across from the Whitman School of Management) unless otherwise indicated, are open to all.  Also, the Catholic Center has study spaces (library and Great Room) and prayer spaces which could serve as an oasis for quiet meditation, focusing on mindfulness and centering on the Lord.


Gerry Waterman

Fr. Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv., Roman Catholic Chaplain



Jeremiah Deep

Jeremiah Deep, Campus Minister


The Catholic Center
110 Walnut Place (corner of E. Adams and Walnut Place)


Bishop Lucia to visit Syracuse University

On Sunday, January 26th, Bishop Douglas Lucia will visit our campus, and will celebrate the 1:00pm Mass in Hendricks Chapel along with Fr Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv, Catholic Chaplain. All are welcome. The bishop will remain after Mass for conversation and questions. A small food and drink reception will follow in the chapel foyer.

About Bishop Lucia

On June 4, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Douglas Lucia to be the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse. As Bishop of Syracuse, he is the shepherd of over 220,000 Catholics who reside in seven counties of the diocese covering 5,479 square miles. 


Spring 2020 Weekly Schedule

Sunday (Resumes Jan. 12, 2020)
10:30 a.m. Mass at the Catholic Center (110 Walnut Place)
1 p.m. Mass at Hendricks Chapel
12:10 p.m. "20-minute" Mass at Hendricks Chapel (so that you can also eat lunch!)
7 p.m. Mass at the Catholic Center (110 Walnut Place) followed by free community dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Confession @ Hendricks Chapel with Fr. Gerry
Chaplain's Suite, Room 005G - lower level of Hendricks Chapel
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 to 4 p.m. 
Wednesdays 1 to 2 p.m.

For all up-to-date information please visit:

Fr. Gerry will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Chaplain's suite at Hendricks Chapel. He is also available by appointment also at the Catholic Center, 110 Walnut Place. Please email Fr. Gerry at

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United Methodist Ecumenical Campus Ministry

If you identify with the following traditions:
American Baptist, Presbyterian Church, USA, United Church of Christ, United Methodist
UMECM is for you and your friends who are of same faith, or no faith:

Who we Thrive to be:

The UME Campus ministry exists to serve all humanity and seeks to create community around the life of the Spirit.  So that we might live and move and have our being in a way that dignifies our presence in the SU community and the global community, our goals include engaging in open and honest conversations, connective interactions and establishing life giving and supportive relations.  

What we Honor:
Though we are unashamedly Christian in our expressions, we are also unapologetically committed to respectful co-existence. To honor our credo, the UME Campus ministry engages in interfaith dialogue and collaborative efforts to advocate for safety, peace, justice and reconciliation in our spaces of worship, our schools, our homes, our cities, our world. We are radically inclusive and theologically progressive.  We seek to create healthy boundaries and vow to fully accept and welcome All people.

When, Where & Why we Gather:
One Thursday Evening monthly @ 6 p.m. (Check our Facebook for upcoming times and dates)
Connect Dinners: An open space and a free meal. Come and connect with others of different faiths and cultural backgrounds.

How we Choose to Honor our Common Humanity:
"You" means you. We are not going to define "you" just come and bring all of your "you-nique" energy to our gatherings. Join us! Membership is free! Let us create beautiful, memorable moments together on your educational journey.     

Rhonda's office hours: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m.


Gerry Waterman

Rev. Rhonda Chester, MDIV




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