Our holistic approach to education reaches further than intellectual development. We support students as they integrate learning with spiritual growth.

Shaped by the Episcopal Church - an open, generous, and thoughtful expression of the Christian tradition - Sewanee supports a breadth of spiritual practices on campus.

All Saints' Chapel

All Saints' Chapel is the hub of religious and spiritual life on campus.  This Episcopal chapel hosts worship each Sunday, serves as our formal gathering space for Convocations and Commencement, and supports a variety of programming during the week. The chaplains on staff provide care and spiritual support for the entire campus community, not just those who identify as Episcopalian.

CRU

Active on Sewanee's campus since 2009, CRU is a interdenominational Christian organization on campus. Through Bible studies, social events, discipleship, small groups and services, CRU bridges together a community of students who are passionate about knowing Jesus. Student led and organized, CRU is a comfortable space where students can learn from each other and the Bible in order to strengthen their faith.

Interfaith House

In the Interfaith House students of diverse religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds gather to build community surrounding the topics of religious identity and inclusion. In addition to providing a safe and supportive space for students from other religious and ethical traditions, the Interfaith House provides the greater campus community with a better understanding of different beliefs through community events, open discussions, and religious celebrations.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association's purpose is to offer a place for Muslim students to connect with one another and gather for important celebrations and observances.  In previous years, the MSA has gathered on campus for Jummah prayers, celebrated Iftars together, and traveled by van to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro for Eid.

Sewanee Jewish Association

Having a community is a vital aspect of Jewish culture. The Sewanee Jewish Association fosters and supports Jewish life on campus by conducting cultural activities in keeping with Jewish tradition. We serve as a voice that reflects the larger Jewish community—promoting tradition, culture, positive relationships, healthy dialogue, and an opportunity to explore faith.

Sewanee Praise

The mission of the University's Gospel choir is two fold. First, embody the Gospel's message of inclusion; and second, to provide a performance outlet on campus for Gospel music.  The choir’s repertory covers Spirituals, Traditional and Contemporary Gospel, Contemporary Christian, and Praise and Worship. The choir is featured each semester in concerts on campus, in churches around the community, and at the Sunday morning service in All Saints' Chapel.  Under the direction of Prakash C. Wright,  Teaching Associate Professor of Music, Sewanee Praise welcomes all levels of experience and ability.

Sewanee Sangha

The Sewanee Sangha, a student-led Buddhist group, meets at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Meditation Chapel of All Saints' Chapel to practice meditation together. Like any exercise or craft, contemplative practice can be easier to sustain and improve within a group context. The Sewanee Sangha is also fortunate to receive formal in-person teachings from Dr. Richard Collins, who has been practicing Soto Zen for over 20 years and formally teaching for 10.

University Catholic

University Catholic is the Sewanee Chapter of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville's campus ministry.   For the 2022-2023 academic year, University Catholic plans to host a weekly mass on campus with clergy from the surrounding area.  The group also gathers to pray rosaries, carpool to Ash Wednesday services in Decherd, and more.