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Division of Student Affairs

Religious Council

"Student Affairs Cares"

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.

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

REFORMED UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP promotes the glorification of God in all pursuits and endeavors of life and the enjoyment of Him forever. For information on RUF, please contact Rev. Elbert McGowan, 601-979-1179.

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. For information on the Wesley Foundation, please contact Ms. Vera Hall, 601-979-1179.

YOUNG LIFE COLLEGE offers a fun, accepting community to be a part of while exploring or deepening their faith.   
College students can also be great Young Life leaders for middle and high school students. Most areas are eager to train and include college students as valuable members of their Young Life teams


Because we are committed to your success, you will find that there are countless numbers of opportunities for you to engage in campus life at Jackson State University.  You can be certain that each and every campus activity is aimed at providing you with yet another occasion for self-discovery, personal growth, and holistic development.  The Student Affairs staff will do its best to make Jackson State a place where creative and intellectual experiences, of lasting importance, continue to be the norm for every student, but we will count on you to help us reach that goal.  There are countless ways to make good use of your time at Jackson State, but they all begin with curiosity, a willingness to meet new people and try new things, and a desire to make your mark.  Let us help you do that.

We look forward to getting to know you as the years unfold.

Our Vision

Student Affairs works to engage, retain and educate a diverse student population for success at Jackson State University and globally.  We enhance learning by fostering critical thinking, ethical responsibility, leadership, civic engagement and the cultivation of healthy lifestyles to create a transformative university experience.

Division of Student Affairs


1400 John R. Lynch Street
Student Center
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2241