Campus ministry encourages lay leadership, faith ownership and social justice outreach. Spiritual growth in college is pivotal, and an enthusiastic and vibrant community for students to share and develop in faith together will help create a great foundation for that growth. SMWC is the nation’s oldest Catholic college for women, and campus ministry works to sustain roots in Catholic tradition while also reaching out to the diverse population of students.
Though Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s roots are in the Roman Catholic tradition, campus ministry services are available to students of all faiths. Campus ministry offers students, faculty and staff opportunities for faith development, many venues for service opportunities, spiritual formation, and liturgical involvement.
The themes of campus ministry at The Woods are faith, community and social justice. All that we do begins with a belief in something, and it is faith that unites us in community. As a community, we nourish each other and that love will pour out to those around us in the form of social justice. This is the mission of campus ministry.
SMWC’s campus ministry program is a balance between tradition and progress. We draw from the rich history of The Woods, but we don’t dwell on it. We use it to propel us forward and continue looking for new and exciting opportunities for students.
To learn how we are accomplishing this with God’s grace, please follow SMWC Campus Ministry on Facebook or @SMWCCampusMin on Twitter!
Andrea Beyke, the campus minister, can be reached at ext. 5244 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Campus Ministry Office is located on the main floor of Le Fer Hall, room 149A.