USF Faith & Culture Communities

Catholic Student Prayer Group

brian dusell

Brian Dusell

Catholic Student Prayer Group Meetings

Thursdays: 8:15–9:15 p.m. | University Ministry Romero Room | Toler 122
Fall 2019: Sept. 19 – Dec. 12 (excluding November 28)
Spring 2020: Jan. 23 – May 7 (excluding March 12 & April 9)

The Catholic Student Prayer Group meets on Thursday evenings to gather in community and pray in traditional Catholic prayer forms. Join us for Compline night prayer, Lectio Divina, the Rosary and other prayers. No RSVP necessary.

For more information, please contact Brian DuSell.

Communities of Reflection (CORE)

Jean Pierre (Ubu) Ndagijimana

Ubu Ndagijimana

CORE Meetings

CORE Group is a community care for social justice advocates including the Solidarity in Action volunteers and other social justice clubs that are affiliated with the University Ministry. We meet on a monthly basis to process various aspects of our lives ranging from our experiences volunteering through the Social Justice programs, emotional overwhelm, homesickness, belongingness, and hope. It is fun, interactional, educational and any USF student interested in social justice dialogue and action is welcomed to join. 

We meet on each 4th Thursday of the month at 11:45am - 12:45pm in the University Ministry office (Toler 122). Lunch is served. 

For more information, please contact Jean Pierre (Ubu) Ndagijimana.


Denise Garcia

Denise Garcia

Ignatians Meetings

Tuesdays: 8–9 p.m. | University Ministry Romero Room | Toler 122
Fall 2019: Sept. 17 – Dec. 10 (excluding October 15) 

Interested in a deep dive into Ignatian spirituality, Jesuit mission, justice and leadership? Students of all faiths and identities are welcome to join the Ignatians, a weekly gathering of emerging student leaders interested in supporting and inspiring one another to live the mission at USF. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings for conversation, reflection, and leadership development. All are welcome.

For more information, please contact Denise Garcia.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Katelyn Dixon

Katelyn Dixon

InterVarsity Weekly Community Groups

International Students
Tuesdays | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | KA 209
Wednesdays | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | UC 305 | Contact Julia 408.508.9019
Wednesdays | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | KA 499 | Contact Monica 415.994.0704

Journey 2019 Conference

Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20 | Woodleaf | 11359 La Porte Rd | Challenge, CA
Join us for our first conference of the school year! This is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore your faith in the Lord. The total cost is $130 with a $30 deposit and there are scholarships available.
For more info, please email Katelyn (
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Worship Night

Thursday, October 24 | 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | TBD

For more information, please contact Katelyn Dixon.

Jewish Student Organization (JSO)

Rabbi Camille Angel

Rabbi Camille

For more information, please contact Rabbi Camille Angel

SF Hillel

Naomi Zipursky

Naomi Zipursky

Holiday of Sukkot

Celebrate with us in the campus sukkah in Tarantino Plaza all week -- stop by anytime to eat a meal, do your homework, or just spend quality time with a friend outside. We'll be around for lunch Wed, Oct 16 (1-2), Thurs, Oct 17 (11:45-2) and Fri, Oct 18 (1-2) so BYO-lunch and see you then!

Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA)
Hear from a survivor: A talk with Leon Rajninger
Wed, Oct 16 | 5 p.m. | Terrace Room in the Law Library

The Cosmic Diaspora Trio Band
Thurs, Oct 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Sukkah - Tarantino Plaza (behind Malloy and McLaren)

Shabbat in the Sukkah
Fri, Oct 18 | 6 p.m. | Sukkah - Tarantino Plaza (behind Malloy and McLaren)

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Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel registration is open! Select 'Hillel International' as your Provider and 'Bay Area Campuses (SF Hillel)' as your Trip!

For more information, please contact Naomi Zipursky

Kasamahan (Filipino-American Community)

Janessa Rozal

Janessa Rozal

For more information, please contact Janessa Rozal.

Latinas Unidas

Gladys Perez

Gladys Perez

For more information, please contact Gladys Perez.

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Omar Shatrat

Omar Shatrat

MSA Meet & Greet

Thursday, October 10 | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Berman Room - Fromm Hall
This is a great opportunity to convene as midterms conclude and Fall Break approaches. In particular, we look forward to meeting the many new faces who visited our table at the Involvement Fair.
There will be refreshments and desserts.

For more information, please contact Omar Shatrat

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Fr. Kirill Sokolov

Kirill Sokolov

Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meetings

Tuesdays: 12-1 p.m. | University Ministry Romero Room | Toler 122
Fall 2019: Tuesdays (September 17, 24, October 1, 22, 29, November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10)
Spring 2020: Tuesdays (February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5)

Join fellow USF students for a lunchtime gathering of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. We look forward to meeting those interested in Orthodox Christianity and joining together in prayer and fellowship. The mystical traditions of inner prayer, fasting, service to neighbor and a rich liturgical experience (icons, chant, and incense!) are central to this ancient Eastern manifestation of faith in Christ. All are welcome! 

For more information, please contact Fr. Kirill Sokolov.

Zen Buddhist Meditation

Geoff Ashton

Geoffrey Ashton

Zen Meditation

Every Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. -  6 p.m. | Arrupe Room, Saint Ignatius Church
(Saint Ignatius Church basement, entrance beneath the bell tower at Northeast corner of the church from descending stairs)
4:30 – 5:15 pm: Tai Chi (weather permitting, outside on the grass, otherwise in Arrupe Room)
5:15 – 6:00 pm: Zazen + Kinhin Meditation (Arrupe Room)

No prior experience with Zen meditation required. Please wear appropriate clothing for tai chi practice and seated cross-legged meditation. These events are free and open to all USF community members as well as the public.

For more information, please contact Geoff Ashton.

First AME Zion Church

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