Religious Student Orgs

Wellesley’s many religious organizations allow students to maintain their religious and spiritual traditions, or explore new ones, in a supportive community setting.

To learn about weekly programs, services, and gatherings offered by Office of Religious and Spiritual Life chaplains, see our Spiritual Communities section!

Below are some of our registered student run organizations (student orgs).


Al-Muslimat is a student-run organization for the Muslim students of Wellesley College. Al-Muslimat, which means "The Muslim Women," was established in 1992, and has since been providing Islamic support services for students from various countries, traditions, cultures, and backgrounds. In addition to supporting Muslim students, Al-Muslimat promotes an understanding of Islam and issues related to Islam throughout the Wellesley College community.

Learn more about Al-Muslimat through the ALM Facebook Page, and Instagam.


Weekly Meeting: Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm, Multifaith Prayer Room

Student Leaders: Anushe Sheikh, President (, Rabia Kassim, Vice President (

Advisor: Amira Quraishi, (


Muslim Chaplain Offerings:

Jum'ah Prayers: Friday, 12:30 pm in the MFC Gathering Area. Followed by Jum'ah Lunch.

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia (ABSK)

Asian Baptist Student Koinonia (ABSK) 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 Friday 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 don't have to be Asian or Baptist!

Learn more about Asian Baptist Student Koinonia through the ABSK Facebook Page, and Website.


Weekly Meeting: Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Lulu Wang Campus Center 415

Student Leader: Jamie Chung ( & Priscilla Oluwakemi Badusi (

Advisors: Carolyn Kim (, Christine Kang (, and Hanjaaram Cha (

Awaken the Dawn

Awaken the Dawn exists to bring healing laced with truth and to give glory to God through excellence in music. We are an a capella group that spreads love of God through music.


We will meet twice a week in Jewett Auditorium for rehearsals.

Student Leaders: Wenyin Cao, President (, Grace Chang, Vice President (, Clara Kim, Musical Director (, Isabella Cruz, Assistant/ Co-Musical Director and Treasurer (, Eury Hong, Social Media Chair (, Deborah Banketa, Secretary (

Advisor: Sarah Robbins-Cole,

Black Women’s Ministry

Black Women's Ministry is a Christian group which aims to spiritually nourish its members and foster belonging and siblinghood on Wellesley's campus. Ministry members participate in weekly bible studies, community service, on and off-campus social events, go to church together, host worship nights on campus, and attend gospel concerts/conferences together. We are beyond excited to welcome the class of 2023 to Wellesley and look forward to bringing our new siblings into BWM’s community!


Advisor: Tonia Petty (

Citylife Presbyterian Church

Wellesley Citylife members attend Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston. We meet for weekly Bible studies, attend monthly fellowship events in Boston, and worship together each Sunday. Citylife Church seeks to expand God's kingdom in the city of Boston and beyond. Our desire is to foster a community of love that reaches out with the historic Christian truths of the Gospel. We welcome skeptics, seekers, and those who share the church's vision to be a Godspel-oriented, outwardly-faced community of God's grace.

Student Leaders: Michelle Lee ( and Precious Kim (

Advisor: Daniel Paik (

Church website:

Follow us on Instagram: @citylifewellesley

Cru Wellesley Christian Fellowship

The purpose of Cru Wellesley Christian Fellowship is to create a safe space where all students can come and explore the person of Jesus Christ in the context of Christian community. We meet in weekly Bible studies, host social events each month, participate in Cru Boston activities and events, connect Wellesley students with local churches, and encourage friendships amongst both Christian women and those who are exploring questions of faith. This organization also aims to aid Christians in their spiritual growth and to teach members how to articulate their faith. We also work closely with the Cru Boston Metro Ministry.

Learn more about Cru Wellesley Christian Fellowship through the Wellesley Cru Facebook Page, and Instagram.


Weekly Meeting: Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center

Student Leaders: Sara Clark, Co-President (, Caitlyn Bann, Co-President (, Esther Choe, Treasurer (, Steph Consuegra, Fall Events Chair (, Faith Carbajal, Spring Events Chair (, Rachel Wu, Publicity Chair (

Advisors: Jena Glasscock, Cru (, Valerie Pierce, Cru (, Sarah Robbins-Cole, ORSL Chaplain (, Soo Hong, College Faculty (


Darshana is Wellesley's Hindu student organization and provides a great sense of community for many Hindu students. Darshana gathers weekly for prayer and discussion and to study the Bhagavad 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.

Learn more about Darshana through the Darshana Instagram.


Weekly Meeting: Sundays, 10am, Multifaith Center Meditation Room (Worship at 11am)

Student Leaders: Anisha Rao ( and Shreya Huilgol (

Other Hindu Offerings: 

Puja: Sunday, 11:00 am in the MFC Meditation Room & Wednesday, 10:00 am in the MFC Main Room

Heartspace Unitarian Universalist Campus Ministry

The Wellesley Heartspace UU Campus Ministry is a welcoming and inclusive spiritual community that gathers weekly for a chalice lighting, shared singing, time for reflection, and community building. Heartspace is grounded in the Unitarian Universalist values of courageous love and radical welcome and is open to seekers of all kinds. Come with your questions, come with your beliefs, come with your worries, come with your joys. Come as you are. All are welcome.

Learn more about Heartspace UU Campus Ministry through the Heartspace Instagram.


Weekly Meeting: Sundays at 6pm in the MFC

Student Leader: Karishma Gottfried

UU Affiliate Chaplain: Natalie Malter


Hillel is a student organization dedicated to learning, exploring, and celebrating Jewish life! In addition to gathering for Shabbat services and dinner each week, we engage in social justice work, celebrate holidays, host bagel brunches, film screenings, mixers, and more!

Learn more through the Hillel Facebook Page and Instagram.


Shabbat Services: Friday, 5:30 pm in the MFC Gathering Space. Followed by Shabbat Dinner in the Hillel Lounge.

Student Leader: Marin Moore (

Advisor: Rabbi Dena Bodian (

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - Wellesley Intervarsity seeks to spread the good news of the Gospel through outreach, Bible studies, and fellowship. We seek to challenge students in their relationships with the Lord and to provide a community supportive to spiritual growth. Ultimately, we hope to see students come into personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and to commit their lives to following Him. We hope to facilitate this through large and small Bible studies, one-on-one groups, and community events.

Learn more about Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Wellesley through the Wellesley Intervarsity Facebook Page.


Weekly Meeting: Two weekly Bible studies: Thursday nights 7pm in the Multifaith Center and Tuesday nights (contact for time and location).

Student Leaders: Grace Jiang, President ( and Rebecca Ye, Treasurer (

Advisor: Franchesca Burgos Hoder (

Latter-day Saints Student Association (LDSSA)

The Latter-day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) comprises the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here at Wellesley. It was formed to provide a space where members of the Church can learn and worship together, as well as strengthen each other in faith. On campus, we have a home evening group, Come Follow Me, and weekly institute classes. We attend the Mount Auburn Young Single Adult ward in the Cambridge, Massachusetts stake along with LDSSAs across the greater Boston area. Like the Church, the Wellesley LDSSA welcomes all visitors and aims to strengthen the relationships between religious organizations and between individuals here at Wellesley. 

Student Leaders: Charlotte Emily Ryan (

Advisor: John Thompson (

Newman Catholic Ministry

The Wellesley College Newman Catholic Community seeks to foster an environment that strengthens one’s spirituality and understanding of the Roman Catholic Church. Embracing Cardinal Newman’s ideology that intellect and spirit go hand in hand, the Newman Catholic Community hopes to become living witnesses as educated, passionate, and faithful Catholic leaders. Respecting the dignity of every person, the Newman Catholic Community challenges one another to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Learn more through the Wellesley College Newman Catholic Community Facebook Page.


Mass: Sunday, 4:00 pm in the Chapel

Newman Gathering: Sunday, 5:00 pm in the MFC Main Room

Student Leader: Anna Holemans (

Sikh Student Association WSSA


Learn more through the Sikh Student Association Instagram.

Symphony Church

Student Leaders: Gabrielle Audu ( and Erin Kim (

Advisors: Pastor Chan Park, Symphony Church (, Sarah Robbins-Cole, College Chaplain (

Contact: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life | Billings 2nd floor | | 781.283.2685