The University of Tampa is an independent and nonsectarian institution; however, religious/spiritual beliefs...
The University of Tampa is an independent and nonsectarian institution; however, religious/spiritual beliefs and practices are highly respected and encouraged. All spiritual organizations and local places of worship follow The University of Tampa's Spiritual Agreement of Mutual Respect and Understanding. Learn more about spiritual life on campus.
The Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is a visual statement of The University of Tampa’s commitment to nurturing the development of character and values of its students. It is an inspiring setting for meditation and celebration of all faiths, enhancing the understanding of diversity, world cultures and religions, and improving religious literacy on campus are central to its mission.
For a complete listing of the student organizations that encourage spiritual practices and enlightenment, visit the Student Organization Directory. Some examples of these organizations include the following:
Exists to provide support and understanding to students by demonstrating the compassion we all receive in Christ and by creating a welcoming community to discuss questions of faith. Arise strives to help others our age come to know Christ by creating small groups to study and discuss the Bible along with having events to bring everyone together in fellowship. Arise will provide opportunities to take part in various outreach ministries and volunteer events in the community.
Composed of students dedicated to interfaith cooperation on campus and in the greater community. Its purpose is to promote understanding and respect for diverse spiritual and nonspiritual beliefs by means of dialogue, education and advocacy.
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
The University of Tampa’s Campus Crusade for Christ exists to provide each and every UT student with an environment to investigate God, explore the idea of having a personal relationship with Him, and grow in that relationship.
Chabad Jewish Student Union
The Chabad Jewish Student Union exists to serve as a social, cultural, religious and educational organization to promote and support Jewish awareness at the University of Tampa.
The Catholic Student Organization's purpose is
to bring together and enrich the experience of Catholic students and the
student body as a whole by providing an opportunity to enrich our lives through
faith, social and community service events.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Exists to be a multi-ethnic, Jesus-centered, witnessing community that is desiring to give students at UT a chance to grow spiritually and live out the faith.
Latino Fellowship (LaFe)
LaFe is committed to developing Latino leaders who
serve the campus community with the love of Jesus Christ as they explore God,
faith and the experiences of our people.
Muslim Student Association
Poses as a platform to educate the UT community about Islamic values, connect more effectively with the society and contribute to the common good.
Exists to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and
help them grow in their faith through prayer, buildings relationships with adolescents,
winning the right to be heard, providing fun and adventurous opportunities, sharing
information about Christ, loving and nurturing adolescents so that they might
grow in the knowledge and love of God, and so much more.