Until further notice, all in-person student activities, with the exception of classes, associated coursework and intercollegiate athletics, are paused temporarily at Syracuse University. All religious and spiritual gatherings will be online only for this time period. Please see below for virtual worship and fellowship opportunities. Contact for more information.

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

We exist to empower students to be the church wherever they go. Empowered Christians do the work of loving God, serving others, and sharing Christ's good news. We equip students to live out these imperatives through discipleship, fellowship, mission, & study. Worship & serve with us!

Our service opportunities are led by Christian Outreach, providing community service opportunities, Bible studies, workshops and Alternative Spring Break trips. For more information, visit


Devon Bartholomew Baptist Chaplain

Devon Bartholomew, Baptist Chaplain


Katherine Bartholomew Baptist Campus Chaplain

Kate Bartholomew, Baptist Campus Minister





Connect with us!

Devon & Kate are available to meet with students via:

Follow us on Instagram @bcmatsu

Programs for Winter 2020-21

  • Christian Outreach
    • Daily Bible study content on Instagram @bcmatsu (January 1-January 25, 2021)

Give to the Baptist Campus Ministry


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 Chaplain JoAnn Cooke.


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

Fall 2020 Meditation Schedule

Join on Zoom with this link!

Meeting ID: 954 9073 5522
Passcode: BMASUESF

  • Mondays at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom
  • Tuesdays at 9 a.m. on Zoom

  • Tuesdays at noon on Zoom

  • Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in person in the Main Chapel

  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom

  • Thursdays at 9 a.m. on Zoom

  • Fridays at noon on Zoom

The Buddhist Meditation Association meets every Monday at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Join with this link!

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

Programs for Fall 2020

  • In-person Christian Student Fellowship
  • Virtual worship services with Chaplain Koshy's local congregation, International Assembly

Give to the Evangelical Christian Ministries


Historically Black Church Chaplaincy

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?

Online Services

  • Wednesday Night LIFE worship services open to all on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom:
  • "Ask Elder" video series answering student questions will be posted on Fridays at 1 p.m. on Instagram at @hbcc_su.
  • Elder Melvin Baker will be available during this time period by phone or email at 315.395.0466 or

Give to the Historically Black Church


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 Headshot

Amir Duric, Chaplain



For appointment and programming information contact 856.266.8625.

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

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

Programs for Fall 2020

Mondays at 7:00 pm, Zoom | Meeting ID: 669 377 4487 | Password: 538496
Email for more details and to RSVP
(e.g. Understanding Islam; Hifz Program; Reading Qur'an; Tajweed, etc.)
Tues, Wed and Thru, 2-4 pm | Online and In-person
Email to discuss your goals and to reserve a slot
Wednesdays at 8 pm | *Flexible topics and only if requested 
Email with topic proposals and group members
Format and Time - TBD | Email with questions 
Fridays at 1:10 pm | Main Chapel of Hendricks & MSL@SU FB Live
Fridays at 3:00 pm, Zoom | Meeting ID: 307 487 8901 | Password: 053628 
Email for more details
Mon-Fri | *By appointment only
Email to schedule an appointment

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



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




Lutheran Campus Ministry

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 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 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 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.


Online Services

  • Late Night Guided Meditation are open to all on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Instagram Live at @cusecampusconnect.
  • Prayers and spiritual messages from Rev. Gail Riina are available on Spotify and LCM's Facebook page. Open this link to Pastor Gail's Spotify page or search “Pastor Gail” to listen.
  • Lutheran Chaplain Rev. Gail Riina will be available during this time period by appointment by phone or email at 315.251.4739 or Rev. Jeff Kane will also be available by appointment by phone or email at 315.251.4739 or

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)

Winter Break Mass Schedule

Our Chaplain, Fr. Gerry Waterman, will continue to live-stream Sunday 10:30 am Mass on our YouTube page, SU Catholic Center. Mass will be posted to our Facebook Page, SU Catholic, at the conclusion of Mass.

Fr. Gerry’s regularly scheduled office hours in Hendricks Chapel will resume in the Spring 2021 semester. You can contact Fr. Gerry at if you are in the area during Winter break and would like to celebrate Confession or to have a confidential conversation.

We will continue to offer our regular Wednesday & Thursday Scripture reflections on our Instagram/Facebook/YouTube pages.


Small Faith-Sharing Groups

Are you searching for a welcoming community on campus?! Look no further than our small groups! These groups are student-led and are designed to help you deepen your faith and grow in connection to Jesus and one another! The small groups are held weekly in a variety of locations on campus and will do the following: discuss life and faith, reflect on Scripture passages and pray with one another! If you are interested in learning more about small groups or want to sign up, please email Campus Minister Jeremiah Deep,

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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.

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 Chester headshot

Chaplain Rhonda Chester




 Programs for Fall 2020

  • UMECM Chaplain Rev. Rhonda Chester will be hosting Connect Gatherings on Zoom throughout the semester. Learn more by phone or email at 314.312.7224 or

Give to the United Methodist Ecumenical Campus Ministry