Christian Life

Encounter - CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Encounter is a student-led, evangelical Christian fellowship whose mission is to "Win students' hearts for Christ, build the body of Christ on campus, and send students out to fulfill the Great Commission." 

Newman Club

This group meets regularly and seeks to grow in faith, love for Christ and the Church, and to learn how to apply Catholic principles to the unique challenges of campus life.

OWU Faith & Justice

OWU’s Faith & Justice group discusses issues of social justice from a biblical perspective and seeks opportunities to put faith into action / pursue justice by serving others. Members attend Jubilee, a three-day Christian conference with a unique approach to culture, leadership, and community responsibility. Contact William Hayes for more information.

Kappa Phi

Kappa Phi is a Christian women’s service organization. Programs promote worship, service, and fellowship. Contact Dr. Chad Johns for more information.

Outdoor Ministry Team

The Outdoor Ministry Team meets weekly for Bible study, leadership training and adventure-based activities (like backpacking, rock climbing and team building) designed to connect students' relationship with Christ to experiences in the outdoors. Contact William Hayes for more information.

Young Life

Young Life at OWU is a non-denominational Christian group of student leaders who minister to area high school students. They provide Bible study opportunities and serve as mentors for high school students as well as offer training and leadership for other college students. 


Jewish Life

B’nai B’rith Hillel

OWU’s Hillel connects students with the rhythms of Jewish life, including religious services, holiday celebrations, social justice projects, text study, and conversations on current events and issues of mutual interest.

Affiliated with Hillel International (a network spanning more than 550 campuses), we build meaningful Jewish experiences, enriched by the context of OWU’s collaborative interfaith campus community.

Contact Hillel Advisor Megan Ellis (mrellis@owu.edu) for more information.


Muslim Life

Tauheed

The guiding principles of Tauheed:

  • Sincerity is the foundation of our existence.
  • Knowledge precedes our actions.
  • Humility guides our conduct.
  • Truthfulness is the mark of our speech.
  • Moderation is the compass of our journey.
  • Tolerance is the banner of our outreach.
  • Forgiveness precedes our reconciliatory efforts.
  • Patience is the hallmark of our planning.
  • Gratitude binds our hearts together.

Tauheed at Ohio Wesleyan seeks to provide a positive space for students to teach and practice Islamic moderation as a middle path. Together, we practice traditional Islamic prayer life and cultural traditions, such as individual Five Times daily prayer and community Jumma prayer in Peale Chapel.

We assist the entire OWU community to observe Ramadan, Eid, and other holy days. We make Dawah by introducing Islam to non-Muslims at OWU in a positive and respectful manner. We also explore and celebrate what it means to be Muslim in the interfaith collegiate setting of Ohio Wesleyan. For more information about Tauheed, contact Ahmed Hamed ’20.