In partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, Duke Chapel convenes, supports, and advocates for all officially recognized Religious Life groups on campus that serve students.
The Religious Life team of clergy, chaplains, and administrators welcome new students during Orientation Week and offer events throughout the year, including weekly worship opportunities and special events. Religious Life groups, and the students participating in them, may apply for grants from the Chapel to support specific programming or advance the group’s mission and goals.
In addition to the Religious Life groups listed below, the Chapel sponsors two affiliate groups: the Congregation at Duke Chapel and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship.
Alongside the Religious Life and affiliate groups, the Chapel's Student Ministries programs provide opportunities for students to hear and respond to God's call for their lives on campus, in Durham, and beyond through study, artistic expression, counsel, service, and community.
View the 2021–22 Religious Life brochure.
Religious Life Groups
Acts2 at Duke
We are an outreach initiative of the Bruderhof, and are passionate about following Jesus together and to finding God's purpose for our lives as citizens of his kingdom. Join with us on campus and at our Durham House in conversation, discussion, Bible study, sharing meals, praying, building lasting relationships, and serving others as we strive to learn how to live like Jesus.
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.
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.
- Francesca Morfesis
- Facebook Page
- Office: Rm 037E, Duke Chapel Basement, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC, 27708
- Campus Meditation Room: Buddhist Room (0045), Duke Bryan Center
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.
- Liz Britt
- Office: Rm 025, Duke Chapel Basement, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
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 for Cru and Athletes in Action
- Lauren Bass, Campus Minister for Cru and Bridges International
- Office: Rm 0047 (near Meditation Rooms), Duke Bryan Center Basement, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
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!
- Angela Cho, Staff Leader
- Facebook group
- Office: Rm 038D, Duke Chapel Basement, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Catholic Center
Duke Catholic Center is the spiritual home of the 1,200 Catholic students on campus. In addition to Sunday Masses, Catholic students at Duke find meaning and a welcoming space in small faith groups, an awesome music ministry, spiritual retreats, 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!
- Father Michael Martin, Director, 919-684-1882
- Grace Hegarty, Assistant Director
- MyLan Metzger, Director of Social Justice and Outreach, 714-813-2062
- West Campus Office: 3rd Floor, Page Building, 402 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
- East Campus Office: Falcone-Arena House, 402 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC 27701
Duke Lutherans is a pan-Lutheran community at Duke University, called to life together on campus, in our local congregations, and throughout the Durham community. All are welcome!
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.
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
- Office: Episcopal Center at Duke Unviversity, 505 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC 27705
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.
- Anthony Jorge, Staff
- Office: Rm 038E, Duke Chapel Basement, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC, 27708
Hindu Life at Duke
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.
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.
InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries
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.
InterVarsity International Student Ministry
IV ISM or International InterVarsity is a vibrant community of international students and scholars on campuses across the US gathering for friendship and to discuss faith, culture, and the things we care about most. At Duke we partner with Bridges International to host Bridges Connection, an organization that exists to connect, care for, and serve international students, visiting scholars, and all other internationals connected to the university.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wesley Fellowship (United Methodist)
We're an inclusive, critically engaged, justice-oriented community supported by the United Methodist Church. Through worship, sacrament, prayer, service, study, and deep friendship, we help Duke students grow to be more like Jesus.
- Rev. Dave Allen, United Methodist Campus Minister
- Office: Rm 032, Duke Chapel Basement,401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC, 27708
Center for Christianity and Scholarship
The Center for Christianity and Scholarship explores intersections of Christian thought with the scholarly and academic life of the university.
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.