About Us

The University Ministry team is enthusiastically interested in serving you during your time on campus. We hope you will explore the many options for spiritual growth already available -- as well as collaborate with us to respond to the emerging needs of our university community. Whatever form your USD involvement takes, we hope that your intellectual and social development will be complemented by your equally robust spiritual growth.

All of our programs are designed to empower students, staff, faculty, and alumni to:

  • build a faith community
  • develop a mature faith
  • educate and work for justice
  • nurture personal development
  • cultivate leadership for Church and society
  • form Christian conscience

In particular, we invite you to join us for one of the 6:00 or 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening Eucharistic liturgies in Founders Chapel. During these vibrant celebrations of our faith the campus community is renewed and refreshed for the on-going work of finding God in the midst of our study, work, service and play.

Everyone is warmly welcome to everything that we do.  Our Masses, retreats, faith sharing groups, immersion experiences, service projects, social events, everything.  All are welcome.  We are always better when we are together, and we always delight when new people feel comfortable joining us.

If you identify as Christian but not Catholic, you are welcome.  If you identify as a Muslim, Jew, Hindu or a member of some other tradition, you are welcome.  If you do not identify with a church or religious tradition, you are welcome.  If you are not sure what you believe or how you feel about God or religious people, you are welcome.  If you identify as LGBTQ and fear you might not be accepted, you are welcome (and you will be accepted).  No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your background, you are welcome on our campus and in all that University Ministry does.

For more information on our center, please visit us in Founder Hall 20, or call (619) 260-4735.