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 Spring 2021

  • Campus Church on Sundays at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET (February 7 - May, 9 2021)

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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 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

Spring 2021 Meditation Schedule

In person in the Main Chapel

  • Mondays at 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
  • Thursdays at 10 a.m.
  • Fridays at 4 p.m.

In person in the Small Chapel

  • Pure Land Chanting on Wednesdays at 12 p.m.

On Zoom

  • Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 954 9073 5522
Passcode: BMASUESF

Mindfulness Training Program

The multi-tier program starts on Feb. 14 with a five week ‘level one’ training module, offering participants a certificate upon completion. Participants have the option to continue with three additional levels to deepen their understanding of meditation practices. All are welcome to sign up by emailing Chaplain Cooke at

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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 Spring 2021

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

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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?

Programs for Spring 2021

  • Thursday Night L.I.F.E. Fellowship (on Zoom) at 7:00pm (Meeting ID: 766 514 3375 and Password: 230250)
  • Weekly Messages of Inspiration and Music Ministry by HBCC Band on Instagram at @hbcc_su
  • *Contact our HBCC Chaplain Elder Melvin Baker at to join the Daily Inspiration on the Life Network Group Chat, a GroupMe chat designed to offer spiritual inspiration and a platform to submit prayer request in one's time of need. 

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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 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 Spring 2021

Mondays at 7 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 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Online and In-person
Email to discuss your goals and to reserve a slot
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. | *Flexible topics and only if requested 
Email with topic proposals and group members
Thursdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom | Email with questions 
Fridays at 1:10 pm | Main Chapel of Hendricks & MSL@SU FB Live
Fridays at 3 - 5 p.m., Zoom | Meeting ID: 307 487 8901 | Password: 053628 
Email for more details
Mon-Fri | *By appointment only
Email to schedule an appointment

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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



Spring 2021 Schedule:

  • Sunday Worship
  • Sunday Brunch
    • 12:45 p.m. in the Noble Room
  • Community Meeting
    • Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Koinonia House
  • Success Saturday Tutoring
    • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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

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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)

Spring 2021 Mass Schedule

  • Sunday
    • 10:30 a.m. - Catholic Center
      • *Seating capacity is limited to 55
    • 1 p.m. - Hendricks Chapel
      • *Seating capacity is limited to 75

Please note our 10:30 am Mass will be live-streamed on our YouTube page, SU Catholic Center. Mass will be posted to our Facebook Page, SU Catholic, at the conclusion of Mass.

  • Wednesday
    • 12:10 p.m. "20-minute" Mass - Hendricks Chapel
  • Thursday
    • 7 p.m. Mass followed by "free" community dinner at the Catholic Center. PLEASE NOTE: This event is pre-registration only. Pre-registration will take place at both of our Sunday masses.

Confession and/or meet with Fr. Gerry for confidential conversation

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 - 4 p.m. - Hendricks Chapel
  • Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. - Catholic Center
  • OR by appointment at the Catholic Center 

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 Chaplaincy

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.     



Chaplain Rhonda Chester, MDiv




Programs for Spring 2021

United Methodist Ecumenical Chaplaincy (UMEC) is a ministry of presence provided to students, faculty and staff at Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel. Chaplain Rhonda Chester, a Licensed Local Pastor and a Professional Hospital Chaplain is available to provide spiritual care and counsel to the campus community.

Chaplain Rhonda specializes in raising awareness around personal and communal grief and loss and facilitates 3 grief awareness seminars every semester. All sessions will take place from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Grief Awareness Seminars:

February 25, 2021 – Death, Dying and the Covid-19 Experience

Please register here.

March 25, 2021 – Grief, Loss and Spirituality

Please register here. 

April 22, 2021 – Grief, Loss and Sociocultural Dynamics

Please register here.

Chaplain Rhonda is available for one-on-one (by appointment) and small group spiritual care sessions.

Available Hours:

Sundays 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Mondays 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Thursdays 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Contact Information:

314.312.7224 (c)

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