Hendricks Chapel hosts 10 chaplaincies across five world religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Paganism. 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. Each chaplaincy has an office located in the suite.
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.
Rev. Jonathan Santiago, Southern Baptist Chaplain
Devon Bartholomew, Assistant to the Chaplain for Student Programming
Connect with Baptist Campus Ministries on Facebook.
Hendricks Chapel, Main Chapel – 11 a.m.
Tuesday Night Bible Study:
Hendricks Chapel – Noble Room – 8 p.m.
The Buddhist Campus Ministry is sponsored by the Zen Center of Syracuse through a grant from the ProMindful Foundation.
On-campus weekly meditation, including additional sittings and classes offered during the academic year. For information, contact Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz.
Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz, Chaplain
315.492.6341; Call for an appointment
Zen Center of Syracuse
266 W. Seneca Tnpk., Syracuse, NY 13207
Hendricks Chapel (Small Chapel, located at the lower level of Hendricks)
Spring Schedule 2017:
- Monday, 12 to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, 12 to 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m.
- Fridays, 12 to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Student Buddhist Association and the Zen Center of Syracuse.
No experience necessary, all faith traditions welcome.
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.”
Evangelical Christian Chaplain
David & Lorrie McKeon
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)
Here are some of the many Evangelical Christian Churches in the local area with Sunday worship:
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
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
Counseling and other spiritual help by appointment.
"The Love of Christ moves us to serve others in love."
A collaborative ministry with the traditionally African American churches of Syracuse.
Rev. Pedro A. Castro, Jr., Chaplain
Rev. Stephanie D. Castro, Associate Chaplain
9 p.m., Hendricks Chapel, Main Chapel
10 p.m., Fellowship following worship
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.
Ahmed Malik, Chaplain
Muhammad Ibrahim Malik, Assistant 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
- Muslim Student Association room, Hendricks Chapel
Friday (Juma'h) Prayer:
- 1:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Noble Room (downstairs) at Hendricks Chapel
- 1 p.m. at Islamic Society of Central New York Masjid, 925 Comstock Avenue
Hillel is the central address for serving the Jewish community on campus, as well as offering cultural programs for the community at large. Students are encouraged to participate in community service programs, social action, athletics, social and cultural events, Jewish studies, Birthright Israel, Shabbat, and holiday celebrations.
This 16,000-square-foot state-of-art facility serves 3,000 Jewish students on the Syracuse University campus and provides programs and services for the Syracuse Jewish community and the community at large. This magnificent three-story building includes a fitness center, multipurpose auditorium (seating capacity of 200), game room and lounge, meeting rooms, administrative and student offices and work areas, library, and supervised kosher dining facility with meat and dairy kitchens.
Brian Small, Executive Director
Rabbi Leah Fein, Hillel Campus Rabbi
The Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life
102 Walnut Place
Syracuse, NY 13210
Building Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enjoy Shabbat at Hillel every Friday evening during the academic year. We begin with candle lighting at 5:00PM followed by services (often both traditional and alternative options). A delicious kosher dinner is served at 6:15PM in the dining room. . Visit the SU Hillel website to RSVP.
Come for services, dinner, or both. Shabbat with friends and the Hillel community is a wonderful way to end the week!
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.
- 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 - 12:30 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 12:30 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 1:30 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: email@example.com or call 443-2439.
- Sunday Worship – Noble Room, Lower Level of Hendricks Chapel – 12:30 p.m.
- Sunday Brunch – Noble Room, Lower Level of Hendricks Chapel – 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Church of the Greenwood, the campus chaplaincy is to help students of various pagan spiritual paths to reach out for community, ritual, and to recognize rites of passage. Members may be monotheistic or polytheistic. We are dedicated to achieving the full potential inherent in all beings.
Mary Hudson, HPs
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call/email for an appointment.
SPIRAL Weekly Meetings:
- Hendricks Chapel, Strates Room – 7 p.m., Mondays
Exact ritual dates and times are determined on a semester basis. For more information, please contact Mary Hudson. A general calendar of ritual dates are as follows:
- Samhain – October 31
- Yule – December 21
- Imbolc – February 1
- Ostara – March 21
- Beltainne – May 1
- Midsummer (Litha) – June 21
- Lughnasaddh – August 1
- Mabon – September 21
Full Moons: According to the lunar calendar
Other Rituals may be scheduled depending upon need.
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
All are welcome to our gatherings, which take place at the Catholic Center unless otherwise indicated.
Fr. Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv., Roman Catholic Chaplain
Shannon Walsh, Interim Campus Minister
The Catholic Center
110 Walnut Place (corner of Adams and Walnut)
10:30 a.m. Mass at The Catholic Center
1 p.m. Mass at Hendrick's Chapel
7 p.m. ReFresh (1st year & transfer student small group) at The Catholic Center
12:10 p.m. Mass at Hendricks Chapel
7:45 p.m. Power Hour (faith-sharing group) at The Catholic Center
7 p.m. Mass at The Catholic Center
7:30 p.m. Free catered dinner
Confession @ Hendricks (Chaplain's Suite, Room 005D - lower level of Hendricks Chapel):
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon
Fr. Gerry will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in his office in the Chaplain's suite at Hendricks Chapel. He is also available by appointment.
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:
Sundays @ 5 p.m. in the main chapel. Sunday Worship Gathering: A time of prayers, praise, thanksgiving, celebrating holy communion and engaging sacred texts.
Thursdays @ 6 p.m. in Chaplain’s Suite. Lower Level Hendricks Chapel. Courageous Conversations: A relaxed atmosphere where we engage in meaningful spiritual conversations.
One Thursday Evening monthly @ 6 p.m. (facebook @UMECM 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.
April Offerings 2017:
Sunday, April 9: Worship Service, 5 p.m. Main Chapel
Friday, April 14: Ecumenical Good Friday Service, noon. Main Chapel
Sunday, April 16: Attending Hendricks Chapel Choir Sung Evening Prayer, 7 p.m. Main Chapel
Thursday, April 20: Connect Dinner, 6 p.m. Noble Room
Sunday, April 23: Worship Service, 5 p.m. Main Chapel
Thursday, April 27: Devotions & Courageous Conversation, 6 p.m. Chaplain's Suite
Sunday, April 30: Worship Service, 5 p.m. Main Chapel
Rhonda's office hours: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m.
Rhonda Chester, MDIV
Telephone: 315.443.5040 or 314.312.7224 (cell)