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Religious Workers’ Association

Religious Workers' Association

The Religious Workers Association (RWA) at UIC is comprised of campus groups and foundations with professional staff committed to serving students’ religious and spiritual needs in an open, non-proselytizing environment.

Member Organizations:

  • Athletes in Action – Mike Roberge
  • Campus Outreach – Tony Dentman
  • Chabad – Bentzion Shemtov
  • Chi Alpha – Becky Nelson and Todd Lucas
  • Every Nation Campus (ENC) – Sarah Baker
  • The Inclusive Collective – Larry J. Morris III
  • International Friends – Ron Ingram
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – Justin Sebastian
  • Levine Hillel Center – Emily Kopka
  • Saleem, Ariz – Muslim Chaplaincy at UIC
  • The Navigators – Zachary Boehm
  • St. John Paul II Newman Center – Becca Siar
  • Trinity Cru – Jonah Jedick

For information on religious groups and activities not represented by RWA please see the list of
UIC registered student organizations.

*For a comprehensive list of their contact info and organization descriptions, refer to this doc: RWA Contact Info

Athletes in Action

We want to make it impossible for an athlete to come to UIC and NOT experience deep community and friendships that are built on Christ and to know the love of Christ. We desire for all to not just win in their sport, but win in life.


Phone Number: (724) 787-7838


Mike Roberge (

UIC Campus Outreach

Campus Outreach is a ministry built on relationships. It is through these life-on-life relationships that college students come to know Christ, mature in their relationship with Him, and share their lives and faith with others through discipleship.


Phone Number: 314-249-6867



MAIN CONTACT – Tony Dentman (


Chabad at UIC is a home where all are welcome, regardless of background and affiliation. It is a Jewish student organization that provides educational, social, and recreational programming for students and faculty. It is a space where students socialize in a comfortable home-like setting with great friends, superb food, and stimulating discussion. It is a center for prayer and study, where students can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their Jewish heritage.

Address: 1074 W Polk St  


Phone Number: 312-733-1383 or 312-523-7126 



MAIN CONTACT – Rabbi Bentzion Shemtov, Director (

Chani Shemtov, Co-Director (

Chi Alpha

Chi Alpha is a multiethnic, Spirit-filled community engaging God in the context of community, as we live on mission. Our weekly small group gatherings are the ideal place to develop, or discover, a relationship with God. We value addressing relevant issues from a biblical perspective, and invite all students to join our various gatherings, irrespective of their faith background

Our approach to serving our campus revolves around the following:
1. God…Placing God as the center of our lives and growing in relationship with Him.
2. Community…Cultivating deep relationships with people of all backgrounds, especially fellow Christians.
3. Mission…Living a life that reflects our relationship with God in what we say and do.


Phone Number: 217-552-2909


MAIN CONTACT – Becky Nelson (

Cornerstone Cru

Cornerstone Cru is a Christian movement that loves to explore Jesus with students and create space for spiritual conversations on campus. Regardless of what background you’re coming from, we’d be happy to connect you with our community!


Contact phone: 616-510-1327

Social media: @cornerstonecru_uic

Every Nation Campus

ENC is a Christian, global and church-based campus ministry, welcoming people of diverse experiences. We exist to glorify and enjoy Jesus, share life together in community, and compassionately serve the campus, city, and the nations. Every Nation Campus exists to be a diverse community of Christians and non-Christian students, professors, and employees who are committed to serving the University of Illinois at Chicago campus by:

Sharing the knowledge of life centered around Christ Jesus with the University of Illinois at Chicago community

Helping people discover a relationship with Jesus Christ by providing them with training for LIFE (leadership, integrity, faith and excellence) to serve the nations

Sharing life together in the community by creating opportunities for students to connect through small group Bible studies, activities, service events, church, local and global leadership, and service opportunities

Making a positive impact on the Every Nation Campus campus by inspiring and encouraging students to be equipped with biblical solutions to contemporary problems and empowered to collaboratively serve every facet of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicagoland, and ultimately the world


Phone Number: 517-759-8056

Instagram: @enc_uic


MAIN CONTACT – Sarah Baker (

Hindu Student Council

The Hindu Student Council’s goal is to bring awareness and understanding of Hinduism to UIC’s general student body population.


Social Media: @hsc.uic

Staff/Student Leadership:

MAIN CONTACT – Renuka Upadhye, Advisor (

Janki Dave, Advisor (

Mrudit Desai, Student President (

The Inclusive Collective

BORED BY CHRISTIANITY IN THE PAST? BURNED BY IT? BRAND NEW TO THE WHOLE GOD THING? We’d love for you to check us out. We are the Inclusive Collective. A campus ministry that’s all about the good sh*t, and less about the bull sh*t. Our ministry is not perfect, but we’re striving to create a relevant, honest, and truly INCLUSIVE faith community at UIC: LGBTQ and Straight, Seeker and Skeptic, Freshman and Grad Student – all are welcome and loved here.

IG: @LetsGetInclusiveUIC


Phone Number: 601-810-2100


MAIN CONTACT – Rich Havard, Pastor (

International Friends

International Friends is a Christian Fellowship that exists to share Christ’s love with international students & scholars. We work with local churches & others to serve this community. We offer monthly recreational events, weekly bible studies, English Conversation and Leadership Training classes. This community is open to anyone regardless of faith, ethnicity, philosophy, or religious background.


Phone Number: 312 532 0816



MAIN CONTACT – Ron Ingram (

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian fellowship of students striving to be a witnessing community on campus; a place to learn about and participate in who God is and what He’s doing in our personal lives, on campus, and in the world. Whether a committed Christian or simply someone who wants to know more, we have a place for you!


Phone Number: 317-366-4571



MAIN CONTACT – Justin Sebastian, Asian American InterVarsity (AAIV) (

Levine Hillel Center

Levine Hillel Center is the hub of Jewish life at UIC. Run by the Jewish Student Board, through Hillel students from diverse backgrounds and affiliations come together for social events, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, political and social activism, Jewish education and more! The Hillel building is a great place to hang out, meet new people, get a kosher snack or even study! “Explore your Jewish identity for the present and future.”

Address: 716 W Maxwell St


Phone Number: 312-829-1595



Charles Cohen, Executive Director (

Muslim Chaplaincy at UIC (MCUIC)

The Muslim Chaplaincy at UIC (MCUIC) provides religious, spiritual, educational, and social support to the Muslim population on campus, advocates for the needs of Muslim students, and works to build bridges across the diverse communities that make up the fabric of life at UIC. Our services include pastoral care, advocacy, consulting, and community programming.


Chaplain Ariz Saleem



Instagram: MCUIC_Official

The Navigators

Navigators advance the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom in the mosaic of Chicago and the world through spiritual generations of laborers, ordinary people embracing authenticity, justice, reconciliation, and grace.


Phone Number: 803-394-2368


MAIN CONTACT – James Crumb, Collegiate – UIC (

The St. John Paul II Newman Center

The John Paul II Newman Center is the Catholic presence on UIC’s campus. We offer a variety of spiritual, social, educational and service programming for individuals and groups. We are a resource for all students, particularly the Catholic community at UIC. All are welcome! #CatholicFlames

Address: 700 S. Morgan St.


Social Media: @jp2newman

Phone Number: 312-226-1880


Fr. Connor Danstrom, Director/Chaplain (

MAIN CONTACT – Becca Siar, Director of Campus Ministry (

Sikh Student Association

The Sikh Student Association is an organization based on the Sikh faith, with a mission to educate the UIC community on Sikh values, as well as emphasize service to the community. We are open to all students, regardless of religious affiliation. We hope that you join us in our journey to raise awareness of the 5th largest religion in the world, and connect through comprehensive community building, Sikh activism, and community service.



Instagram: @ssaatuic

Staff/Student Leadership:

MAIN CONTACT – Parkash Talwar, Advisor (

Simmi Dhami, President (