Student Organizations

Al-Muslimat

Al-Muslimat is a student-run organization for the Muslim women of Wellesley College. It was established in 1992, and has since been providing Islamic support services for women from various countries, traditions, cultures, and backgrounds. Al-Muslimat serves to represent the voice of the Muslim community and to assure Muslim women of a safe space on campus.

 

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia

ABSK, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, is a community of Christians committed to fellowship with Jesus Christ and one other. Our goal is for others to come to know the love of God that we share. We meet every Thursday for Bible Study, but we also love to cook, take trips, and share our lives together. Whether you're a Christian wanting to grow or simply want to know more about life, we invite you to come join us...you don't have to be Asian or Baptist!

Awaken the Dawn

Awaken the Dawn was founded by four Wellesley students in 1991 who wanted to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the campus through song. Since then, the group has grown and changed quite a bit, often collaborating with other collegiate Christian a capella groups.  Every Spring Break, Awaken the Dawn goes on tour to participate in additional community service activities and perform in various venues, including Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

Cru Wellesley Christian Fellowship

Cru Wellesley is a spiritual community of women who encourage one another to explore who Jesus is and seek His word. We meet in weekly Life groups, hang out on Friday nights with other Boston students at Citywide, make cookies, go on retreats to New Hampshire and do homework together really, really late at night. We invite anyone to join us, regardless of their spiritual background, in figuring out what difference Jesus makes at Wellesley.

 

Darshana 

Darshana is Wellesley's Hindu student organization and provides a great sense of community for many Hindu students. We gather weekly for prayer and discussion and also meet weekly for a study of the Bhagvad Gita, a famous Hindu text. In addition, Darshana holds campus wide celebrations of holidays, such as Diwali and Holi, and meets with other colleges in the Boston area once a semester for retreats, conferences, and temple-trips. All who are curious about Hinduism are more than welcome to join.

Hillel 

Hillel is the Jewish student organization on the Wellesley campus. Hillel provides religious, social, educational, and cultural activities for the Jewish and non-Jewish populations alike. Wellesley students have many distinct ways to explore Jewish heritage, religion, and culture, from reading the Megillah on Purim to baking cookies for the homeless. Wellesley Hillel is unique because it celebrates holidays with the entire college community.

Newman Catholic Ministry   

Wellesley College’s Newman Catholic Ministry seeks to foster an environment that strengthens one’s spirituality and understanding of the Roman Catholic faith.  Through masses on Sundays, music rehearsals, weekly bible studies, retreats, and various other religious and social gatherings, we hope to become living witnesses as educated, passionate, and faithful Catholic leaders and devoted followers of the Catholic faith.  Please join us and become a part of the Newman family!

Unitarian Universalist Association  

We are a inclusive, welcoming, spirtual community on campus that meets on Tuesday nights at 6pm in the Multi-Fath Center. During our gatherings we light the chalice, go around the circle to check in to hear how everyone is doing, maybe sing a song, then we duscuss some predetermined topic according to a theme, and finally we have a moment of silent meditation and light candles of joys and concerns.

 

Wellesley College Christians on Campus 

We love the Lord Jesus and desire to have a personal and intimate relationship with Him. We also seek to  pursue the truths in the Bible, and to be built up with other believers as the Body of Christ. (Eph. 4:12). As a diverse group of Christians from different backgrounds, we welcome all believers in Christ, as well as anyone interested in knowing the Bible and our Lord. Come join us as we pursue Christ together! (S.S. 1:4) 

Wellesley Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

 We are a passionate community of Wellesley women who are continually being transformed and inspired by the love of Jesus to bring His love, hope and restoration to Wellesley and the World. We provide a space where followers, believers, seekers and cynics can come together to grow together in our understanding of God and to bear witness to what His love in action looks like.

Wellesley College Orthodox Christian Fellowship

The Wellesley College Orthodox Fellowship (OCF) is a community of Orthodox Christians or those interested in studying Orthodoxy. We cooperate with other OCF groups in the Boston area in organizing events and attending religious services. 

 

 

The following student-led religious organizations are sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Wellesley. For more information, please contact us.

  • African Religions
  • Armenian Student Organization
  • Buddhist Community
  • Campus HOPE
  • Christian Science Organization
  • CityLife
  • Colour is Music
  • Jain Students (not active)
  • Later-Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA), Church of Jesus Christ
  • Native American Spirituality (not active)
  • Quaker Fellowship
  • Sikh Students at Wellesley (not active)
  • Wellesley-Weston Chabad
  • Zoroastrian Students at Wellesley, Harvard, MIT (not active)
 

 

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