TCU’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life does not host a regular Sunday worship service, and we encourage students to get connected to local churches for this experience. Many students end up connected to a local church through their student religious organization, their roommate, or through a friend.
RSL provides advising, support & resources for 20 diverse student religious organizations on campus that serve over 1950 students from across faith traditions, denominations and backgrounds. Groups may be centered around a shared tradition such as the Disciples of Christ, Catholic Community or Muslim Student Association, connected to a national organization such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes or Young Life, or focused on a special interest or projects such as music, dance, mission work or special events. Each group provides their own unique way for opportunities of worship, study, service and/or learning. You can read more about these groups here.
Yes, TCU Catholic hosts mass on campus during the regular school year. Typically, mass is held on Sundays in the chapel and in the Newman Center on Wednesday evenings, but that may be different this year due to the pandemic. For more information, please visit www.tcucatholic.org.
Students are connected to bible studies, small groups, and other forms of religious community through various student religious organizations. To read more about this group, visit our Communities page. If you need help finding the right community for you, feel free to contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaplains at TCU are either ordained or lay-ministers in their respective faith traditions, but care for the spiritual needs of ALL students regardless of their faith tradition. Their role is to accompany students on their spiritual journey through college. While each comes from our own faith traditions, their role is to meet students exactly where they are. You might find a chaplain leading a support group, meeting one on one with a student in a pastoral care session, advising a student religious organization on campus policies, or accompanying students at a social justice protest.
Pastoral or spiritual care consists of providing support to students as they process their daily lives in the context of their larger identity as a person of faith. For some students, college is the first time for them to explore their core beliefs. Often, this emerges after a loss, a breakup, a change in major, or a difficult course. Our staff accompany, sustain, guide, reconcile, and nurture students as they grow their faith in college. This is often done through one on one conversations, but it also involves connecting students to student religious organizations, leading book groups or support groups, working in collaboration with staff at the TCU Counseling and Mental Health Center, and more. If you would like to meet one on one with a chaplain, please contact email@example.com.
Please visit our Local Religious Communities page for more information.