The Campus Ministries Department collaborates with the department of Religious Studies to coordinate spiritual, educational and pastoral resources for students, faculty and staff to grow as whole people, independent of religious tradition or experience.
The C of I was founded by the Wood River Presbytery and is an active member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU). We are a self-consciously “non-sectarian” college that supports a thriving, voluntary, multi-denominational Christian program and promotes a campus environment of free, open academic inquiry and free religious expression. We nurture an open campus society in which diverse faith perspectives are practiced with dialogue and respect, and value an education that integrates the head with the heart and hands.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for links and contact information for various religious groups on campus.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers can learn through service on C of I "Potter's Clay" trips. Group fundraising reduces individual costs through "common bucket" fundraising including letter writing, alumni donations and group work days. Watch a video of past trips.
For information, forms, and application (Click here)
- FALL BREAK - Urban Service in Seattle - Saturday - Wednesday. Cost $45. Contact Zoe Roberts
- WINTER BREAK - Mexico Catholic Pilgramage. Cost $700. Contact Cindi Duft
- SPRING BREAK Tijuana, Mexico: Mar 19-26. Cost $450. Group Fundraising. Contact Thania Beltran
- SPRING BREAK: Fri pm - Tues pm Mar 19-22. Local Community House Makeover - Homedale, ID. $25. Contact Phil Rogers
Christian Community Programming
Through the Department of Campus Ministries the C of I supports a thriving, voluntary Christian community program.
Programming regularly involves 10-20% of the C of I community including a weekly large group gathering for worship & teaching, many Bible studies (over 120 students involved in over 20 groups, some student led and many with faculty or staff mentors), local and international service trips, internships and leadership development, and many campus activities.
Nearly equal numbers of students are involved from a variety of Christian denominations, both Protestant and Catholic, and many students are involved who are just exploring faith and spirituality. Our motto is:
- Transforming Lives
- Transforming Friendships
- Transforming College
- Transforming the World
Students can receive scholarships for leadership in many areas of Christian community leadership including musical talent, technical ability (video or sound) and community life development. Scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years. Click here for more information and an application.
Students can explore and develop their gifts for Christian leadership in three ways:
- Leadership: Our student leadership team is supported to grow in faith while discovering and using their gifts and passion for leadership in 1) all-campus worship; 2) discipleship; 3) creating Christian communities. Student may also help lead a local or international service trip. Stop by the Campus Ministries office for an application.
- Most positions are voluntary, but some positions are paid through our student internship program. Stop by the C.Min office for an application.
- Christian Leadership Minor (click here): Earn an academic minor in the Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK to integrate your faith in any future career.
Diversity on Campus
CATHOLIC programming: Various programs are coordinated for the 10-15% of students who are Catholic on the C of I campus. Our purpose is to encourage and support students in their Catholic faith as well as to build a bridge for Catholic students into the ecumenical Campus Ministries community. contact Cindi Duft, And for more information CLICK HERE
MUSLIM: We have a small but growing population of Muslim students. For information about actvities and friendships contact Phil Rogers
JEWISH: We have occasional activities for Jewish students and many all-campus events and speakers through the Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Program in Judaic Studies. For information contact Dr. Howard Berger
We have an activie inter-faith community on campus that does occasional activities, and utilizes an inter-faith room in Simplot Hall. For informnation contact Anne Spencer
If you have questions, or want to find out more, you can email campus minister Phil Rogers at [email protected] or use the links to the right to further explore Campus Ministries at the C of I.