Davidson College has a variety of student-led organizations representing many religious traditions.

Each group develops its own programming which contributes to the diverse spiritual and cultural life on campus. All of these groups are supported by campus ministers or advisers from local congregations, faith-based organizations or the college community.

For more information about any of these student-led organizations and their meeting times and locations, contact College Chaplain Julia Watkins at juwatkins@davidson.edu.

Better Together

Better Together is a student-run interfaith group at Davidson. We seek to engage people of all religious and non-religious traditions on intersectional topics through meaningful conversation, welcoming each student as their full self.

College Adviser: Associate Chaplain Ivan Mayerhofer (ivmayerhofer@davidson.edu)

Campus Outreach

Campus Outreach trains future leaders and equips them for leadership through evangelism, discipleship, prayer, and Bible study.

C.O. Staff Worker: Tennant Brastow (tennant.brastow@campusoutreach.org)

Episcopal Student Fellowship

ESF fosters community spirit through worship, meals, and fellowship. The group encourages students to explore their faith through service, common prayer, and inquiry.

Episcopal Campus Minister: Fr. Kevin Lloyd (kevin@saintalbansdavidson.org)

Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM)

CCM strengthens students' Catholic life and identity through weekly on-campus Mass, fellowship meals, faith-based sharing groups, and retreats.

Catholic Campus Minister: Associate Chaplain Scott Salvato (scsalvato@davidson.edu)

Davidson Dharma

Davidson Dharma is an organization for students who practice or are exploring Buddhism. We gather weekly for meditation and to engage in discussion of texts and teachings from a variety of Buddhist traditions.

College Adviser: Associate Chaplain Ivan Mayerhofer (ivmayerhofer@davidson.edu)

Davidson Mindfulness

Mindfulness Community is a group for Davidson College students, staff, and faculty seeking to incorporate mindfulness practices into daily life. Our gatherings include meditation instruction as well as reflection on purpose, intention, and presence.

College Adviser: Associate Chaplain Ivan Mayerhofer (ivmayerhofer@davidson.edu)

Davidson Wesley Campus Ministry

Davidson Wesley Campus Ministry is the United Methodist campus ministry at Davidson College and is an outreach of Davidson United Methodist Church. We are committed to loving God and others as we journey through college together. We seek to provide an inclusive, joyful, Christ-centered community through weekly gatherings, fellowship, worship, retreats, and service opportunities. We hope you’ll check us out!  We meet on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Oasis Room on the top floor of the Union. All are welcome! 

DUMC Advisor: Chris Marsicano (chmarsicano@davidson.edu)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA seeks to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

FCA Campus Minister: Jordan Gealy (jgealy@fca.org)


InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a witnessing community that engages ethnically and culturally diverse students, staff and faculty with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. InterVarsity provides opportunities for spiritual growth and a sense of belonging through weekly small group Bible studies & discussion, prayer, fellowship, community outreach, speakers, service opportunities, retreats and regional conferences. It is a place where students, staff and faculty are supported in their spiritual formation. 

Campus Minister: Tracy Mattison Brandon (tracy.mattison-brandon@intervarsity.org)

Jewish Student Union

Jewish Student Union is an open-minded student-led organization that celebrates the diversity of Jewish lives, experiences, and cultures and encourages students to engage in meaningful Jewish experiences. We foster a community of inclusivity in which individuals can explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through connections with other students, faculty, staff, and the local community.

College Adviser: Emily Eisenstadt (emeisenstadt@davidson.edu)

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

The MSA helps Muslim students or students exploring Islam to find their place in the college environment. The group celebrates Muslim holidays, organizes events and prayers, and promotes peace and cooperation among all Muslims and with all other religious groups on campus.

College Adviser: Chaplain Julia Watkins (juwatkins@davidson.edu)

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) exists to provide a place of welcome and rest for all Davidson students (Matthew 11:28). We seek to extend the love of Jesus Christ to those around us through weekly gatherings for worship, small group discussions, and social events. Regardless of your background, beliefs, or doubts, we invite you to experience community and fellowship with us.

PCA Campus Minister: The Rev. Andrew Goyzueta (andrew.goyzueta@ruf.org)

Follow RUF on Instagram: @davidson_ruf


UKirk is the welcoming and inclusive campus ministry group of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Davidson College Presbyterian Church. The group gathers weekly on Mondays at 6:45 p.m. for fellowship, dinner, and discussion, and plans speakers, retreats, and service projects. It is a safe space for all questions, and students of any and all backgrounds and identities are welcome. UKirk at Davidson is a part of the UKirk network of campus ministries in the PC (USA).

PCUSA Campus Minister: The Rev. Caitlyn Zold (chathaway@dcpc.org)

Young Life College

YLC is an outreach ministry to Davidson College students whose hope is to introduce students to the person of Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith through group events, small groups, and discipleship. Students can also train and become volunteer Young Life leaders to area high school students through Lake Norman Young Life. 

YL Staff Worker: Ben McDaniel (lakenormanyounglife@gmail.com)