Religious Life at Duke creates a safe place for religious expression and student support, and promotes collaboration between Duke’s diverse faith groups.

The Relgious life team of clergy, chaplains, and administrators work with the University to welcome new students during Orientation Week and offer events throughout the year, including weekly worship opportunities and special events.

Every recognized Religious Life group can apply to receive an annual grant from the Chapel in order to support specific programming or advance the group’s mission and goals.

Students involved in Religious Life groups are eligible to apply for funding to support mission trips over the fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks.

Religious Life Directory


Adventist Christian Fellowship

ACF is affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and provides spiritual support for students. Using the Bible as our basis, we seek to grow in our understanding of God and to extend His love to others.

Milton Blackmon, Faculty Advisor, (919) 684-6217

Agapé Campus Ministry

The heartbeat of Agape Campus Ministry is to form a vibrant community of students who are growing in prayer, fellowship, and a passion for God on this campus.  We welcome you to join us, as we journey together on this discovery of God’s love and passion for Duke.

Gus Kim, Pastoral Staff, (919) 637-0927

Buddhist Meditation Community at Duke

Cultivating and Sharing Wisdom and Compassion

Meditation * Reflection * Friendship

The Meditation Community provides the opportunity to practice meditation and learn about Buddhist teachings. Our Monday evening meetings include quiet meditation, group study, and discussion.  Morning meditation on weekdays is also available.  We are culturally diverse group that welcomes the curious, beginners, experienced Buddhists, and those of other religions equally.  We deeply value the role of friendship and community in supporting a thoughtful spiritual path of wisdom and compassion.

Rev. Sumi Loundon Kim

Congregation at Duke Chapel

This ecumenical congregation serves the pastoral needs of those from Duke and the Triangle area for whom Duke Chapel is the primary place of worship. Membership is open to all, including students. Watch this five-minute video for a closer look at the Congregation's life together.

Rev. Carol Gregg, Pastor, (919) 684-3917

Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowship

Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowship (CBSF) seeks to build diverse, inclusive, and authentic community by engaging in questions of Scripture, life, and faith as we develop meaningful relationships with God and one another. All students welcome.

Danny Steis, (919) 489-2309


Cru is a community of students seeking to follow Christ together during our time at Duke.  We exist to help students encounter Christ in Scripture, connect with friends, and reach out to others with Jesus’ love.

Charlie Densmore, Campus Minister, (360) 259-4480

Duke Asian InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity is a witnessing community driven by Christ's love to change lives, our campus, and the world.  Whether a follower of Christ or exploring your beliefs, come join us at large group, small groups, social events, and retreats!

James Ho, Staff Leader, (919) 449-6701

Duke Catholic Center

Father Michael Martin, Director, (919) 684-1882
Father Brad Heckathorne, Associate Director, (603) 203-8088
Catherine Preston, Campus Minister (919) 257-1799

Duke Catholic Center is the spiritual home of the 1,200 Catholic students on campus. In addition to two Sunday Masses (11am in Goodson Chapel and 9pm in Duke Chapel) and daily Mass, the DCC also offers weekly community dinners, small faith groups, an awesome music ministry, spiritual retreats, intramural sports, countless social events, and more! Come join us for any event, any time -- and don't hesitate to bring a friend or two. Everyone is welcome at all Duke Catholic Center activities!

Duke Chapel PathWays

PathWays helps students listen to the heart of God on campus, in Durham, and beyond through study, counsel, service, artistic expression, and community. An ecumenical Christian program, we encourage relationships across boundaries and dialogue among ministry groups. PathWays also supports United in Praise, Duke's undergraduate student gospel choir. 

Adam Hollowell, (919) 668-0286
Bruce Puckett, (919) 668-0485
Joshua Lazard, (919) 684-2234

Duke Lutherans

The Duke Lutherans are a cooperative Lutheran ministry committed to worship, service and community, all for the sake of the Triune God. Come as you are. All  are welcome.  

Bill Dahl
Ashley Acken

Duke Orthodox Christian Fellowship (Duke OCF)

Duke OCF brings together a group of Orthodox Christian students and seekers for friendship, fellowship, and spiritual growth. The mission of Duke OCF is to be a community where students can explore and practice Orthodox Christian spirituality.

Fr. Stavroforos Mamaies, Priest/Advisor and Campus Chaplain, (919) 484-1600

Every Nation Campus @ Duke (ENC @ Duke)

Who is Cambridge Christian Fellowship (CCF): CCF is a chapter of Every Nation Campus Ministries (ENCM) -strongly connected with other chapters in Durham. We are committed to living for the Glory of God, the Joy of Humanity, and the Saturation of the Gospel in life, relationships, and our work. Therefore our motto is "Follow Jesus. Make Disciples" (#fjmd). If you want the opportunity to discover life-long friends who encourage your spiritual growth and if you have a heart to see God on your campus and in the city, join us and together let's bring Heaven to earth.   

Reggie Roberson, Staff Leader, (919) 280-3847
Anthony Jorge, Staff

Episcopal Student Fellowship

We're a friendly, inclusive church that values reason and tradition as highly as scripture. Bring your doubts, questions, passions and hopes. We meet on Sundays for Eucharist and dinner. We also have mid-week program. Welcome!

Sam Laurent, Chaplain,(919) 286-0624

Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF)

GCF is the Graduate and Professional student ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Our hope is to be a community of support and encouragement for those who are seeking to bring together faith in Christ and a calling to academic life.  And if you are not a Christian we welcome you to “check things out” in a safe and understanding circle of friends.

Steve Hinkle, Staff Leader, (919) 452-6788

Hindu Students Association

Hindu Life at Duke offers weekly meditation and spiritual discussions  to all students  at Duke. We celebrate various Hindu religious events and provide spiritual guidance.

Madhu Sharma, Hindu Chaplain, (812) 350-3240

International Students, Inc. (ISI)

International Students, Inc. desires that within our circle of service all international students and visiting scholars shall:  Discover and Connect with others: through meaningful personal assistance, friendship and cultural exchange; and through quality study break opportunities; and Thrive while growing in True wisdom and understanding.  ISI is a non-denominational faith organization with 300 staff nationally, who are followers of Jesus.

Scott Hawkins, (919) 943-3096
Dan Kronstad, (630) 903-1300
Ginger Ehmann
218 Alexander H

Jewish Life at Duke

Jewish Life at Duke serves as the home for Jewish Life on campus.  Students, staff and faculty come together to create a vibrant, diverse and pluralistic Jewish environment.  We are here to help celebrate holidays, make friends, enjoy a good meal, discuss Israel, as well as connect those interested with amazing Jewish opportunities to campus, at home and throughout the world.

Rebecca Simmons, Director for Jewish Life at Duke, (919) 684-6422
Rabbi Elana Friedman, (919) 684-6422

LDSSA: Latter-day Saint Student Association

Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA): A joint program with the LDSSA at the University of North Carolina, regular institute classes and activities at both universities.

Ken Rogerson, Faculty Advisor, (919) 613-7387

Muslim Life at Duke

Duke’s Muslim Community reflects the entire ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of the Muslim world. We plan community outreach, religious, social and political activities. All are welcomed to participate in the various enriching activities and events.

Adeel Zeb, (919) 613-6778

Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCUSA and UCC)

Presbyterian Campus Ministry is an open-minded, open-hearted community of Christians in the Reformed traditions of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the UCC. Come enjoy a spiritual home where we care for one another, Duke, Durham and the world.

Rev. Katie Aumann, Presbyterian Campus Minister, (919) 438-1541

Reformed University Fellowship

Though Presbyterian in affiliation, RUF is for any Duke student, regardless of one's beliefs or doubts, to explore Christianity and what it means to trust and follow Jesus in community with other Duke students.

Crawford Stevener, Campus Minister, (214) 604-8645

The Navigators

A network of friends who enjoy exploring the Bible honestly. We value skeptics and spiritual-rookies, connecting to friends right where they are, asking real questions, and pursuing a faith for all of life.

John C. Hamilton, Campus Minister, (919) 599-3519

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship @ Duke

Cindy Kuhn, Faculty Advisor, (919) 684-8828

Wesley Fellowship (United Methodist)

Duke University was founded and funded by strong-willed Methodist believers, so it makes sense to find the creed of the University, Eruditio et Religio, lived out in this community, which will both sustain and challenge you.

Julie Poston, United Methodist Campus Minister, (919) 665-7528