Division of Student Affairs

Campus Ministries

Welcome to the site of campus ministry programming and development within the Division of Student Affairs at Jackson State University. This department is committed to affirm the vision of developing students on their spiritual journey.  The unit is charged with preparing ethical leaders for the global community.

Pastor Cyril Chavis (RUF – Reformed University Fellowship)
Rev. Maxine Bolden (Wesley Foundation)
Pastors Michael & Lori Hampton (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Rev. Patterson (Baptist Student Union)
Rev. Vince Gordon (Young Life)


The mission is to encourage and support the spiritual and religious development of the Jackson State University community through providing opportunities for dialogue, fellowship, and worship. In addition, campus ministries provide opportunities and encourage programming that invites students to inter-relate their education, religious tradition, and spirituality, as a means to develop their identity.

To plan and promote opportunities for dialogue and worship.

Goal 1.1: Offer monthly spiritual services for the student body.

Goal 1.2: To support the implementation of religious emphasizes week for the university's community.
To initiate opportunities through small groups, Bible studies, men's and women's ministry activities, mentoring, and prayer ministries.

Goal 2.1: To utilize religious student organizations to offer bible studies and fellowship activities.
Students will to participate in and lead outreach ministries around the university's community.

Goal 3.1: To encourage religious student organizations to participate in community services activities.


About Us

Time has affirmed that what happens at Jackson State University has implications for the nation and the global community. As you explore our history and current activities we hope that you will share our excitement about the broad network of campus ministries and Faith Based programs. Through a growing presence of diversity on our campus, we are working to promote interfaith dialogue and cooperation that develops leaders with a deepened understanding and respect for diverse faiths and cultures.

Through the Spiritual Ethical Leadership Initiative (SELI) this department helps students to discover and test their sense of call. We are able to offer programs that nurture students in the exploration of their gifts and calling. SELI helps them to become spiritually sensitive and effective leaders in religious and secular vocations, including ordained ministry.


Religious Council

The Religious Council members involve themselves with community service and religious fellowship, with an emphasis on instilling and perpetuating the spiritual concepts, ideals and beliefs held by each group. Council members also assist the Campus Minister in coordinating religious activities on campus.

BAPTIST STUDENT UNION leads students to a commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; involves them in responsible church membership in the life of the denomination; provides activities on the campus for worship, discussion, Bible study, social action, social life, and witness; and leads students to give themselves in service in the community and the world.

BEREAN OUTREACH MINISTRIES encourages participants to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, promotes a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Word of God, and enhances an understanding of comparative religion with a goal of promoting religious tolerance and freedom.

CHURCH OF CHRIST (HOLINESS) U.S.A. STUDENT UNION/ STUDENTS WITH A TESTIMONY (S.W.A.T.) provides spiritual support for students by providing biblical teaching, promoting fellowship, and providing opportunities for Christian community service.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST (COGIC) COLLEGIATE CLUB provides for the spiritual growth and development of the individual while in college as well as the opportunity for cohesion and fellowship among persons of the Pentecostal Faith.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA) OF JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY presents to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationship and in the fellowship of the Church.Friends Overcoming Crisis Using Solutions (F.O.C.U.S) believes that men and women of similar beliefs should bind themselves together in order to form a more perfect union among college men and women, to promote positive solutions to various problems, to further brotherly/sisterly love and spirit of social service, and to protect the sanctity of Christianity. Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship has a goal to establish and advance at Jackson State University witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, GodÕs Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.

JSU INTERFAITH GOSPEL CHOIR stimulates and enhances the quality of the spiritual outlook of JSU students through traditional and contemporary Gospel music.

MEN AND WOMEN OF VISION CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION exists (1) to combine Christian morals and standards with the motivation of academic success; and (2) to expose students to practical insights concerning their direction in life by way of biblical principles as well as challenging them to have a clear understanding about their fields of study and to build solid academic achievement.Men of God Christian Fraternity believes that persons drawn to this organization have been so led by the spirit of God, having already been equipped with the tools necessary to become warriors for Christ. Thus, our objective is to merely encourage such a transition, refining those gifts and talents given to God so that overall, the body of Christ may be uplifted.

MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION seeks to promote friendship and cultural sharing between Muslim students and the Jackson State University community and to provide students, both Muslim and non-Muslim, with clear and correct information about Islam to disclaim any misconceptions about Islam and/or Muslims.

REFORMED UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP promotes the glorification of God in all pursuits and endeavors of life and the enjoyment of Him forever.

Revolution On Campus (R.O.C.) provides an alternative avenue whereby born-again men and women can affiliate with an organization that represents the doctrine of Christianity.

TIGERS FOR CHRIST: JSU CHURCH OF CHRIST CAMPUS MINISTRY encourages faith, promotes increased biblical and spiritual knowledge of students, and promotes unity and positive relationships among students.

WESLEY FOUNDATION is a United Methodist student movement which seeks to provide college students Christian fellowship, worship and service through the Christian ministries of teaching, counseling, evangelism, and discipleship.