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Religious Life

Illinois College nurtures the religious and spiritual lives of all its students, helping them draw deeply from their own religious and spiritual traditions as they make a difference in our diverse and pluralistic world. 

Highlights

  • IC offers a weekly chapel service, varying from traditional and contemporary Christian services to interfaith gatherings and educational events. A Roman Catholic Mass is offered on campus Sunday evenings.
  • Upstairs in the beautiful Rammelkamp chapel is an interfaith prayer room, where students can quietly reflect, pray, or meditate, on their own or with a group. 
  • As part of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the chaplain promotes the religious diversity of students while working with a team to ensure the full equity and support of all IC students.
  • Student groups with Religious Life are active, many holding weekly gatherings in addition to other outreach and service projects.
  • Founded by Presbyterian and United Church of Christ members, IC draws on the rich resources of these denominations (PCUSA, UCC) to provide guidance on interfaith and social justice initiatives.

Student Organizations

  • BASIC: A student led fellowship group that guides members in Christian growth and discipleship and involves them in responsible church membership.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): A fellowship group that offers all Christians (athletes or otherwise) an opportunity to talk to others about their walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Newman Club: A student organization that facilitates Roman Catholic worship and fellowship on campus, including a Sunday evening Mass.

If you are interested in communicating with the student leaders of any club, or are a current student interested in starting a new student organization in Religious Life, please contact the chaplain.