Communities Overview

Communities Overview

Shove Chapel and the Chaplain's Office at Colorado College host a diversity of religious and spiritual communities. The Chaplain's Office seeks to support students of all religious, spiritual, and seeking backgrounds. Some communities may not appear on our website. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact the Chaplain's Office and we will help you make a connection.

During the 2022-23 academic year, some Spiritual Life Communities may meet in person and online. If you need support connecting, please contact the Chaplain's Office.


Bahá'í Community

Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.

Bodhi Mind Center

Offers traditional Buddhist teachings to enrich contemporary life. Group meditation online every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9-11 a.m. Please contact Bodhi Mind Center for more information and Zoom links.

Catholic Community

Seeks to help students nurture their faith through regular dinners, events, retreats, social, service opportunities, and weekly Mass at 8 p.m in Shove Chapel. For more information, please contact student leaders, Amanda Martin'23 and Antonio Sanchez'24;  Sr.Ana Cloughy, or Fr. Joe Dygert.

Christian Science Organization

Gathers periodically for a meal and scripture study. The group encourages students to discover how the true nature of each individual is spiritual, as a child of God, and how God's infinite goodness, realized through prayer, heals. Contact Peter Husak '87 for more information.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Latter Day Saint Community is small but active at CC. Most activities happen off campus at the Jamboree building (8295 Jamboree Circle, directly across the street from the Chapel Hills Mall). Church every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information contact Jake Sorensen.

CRU (Christian)

Cru is a caring community that is passionate about connecting students with each other and with Jesus Christ. We are creating a safe space for friendship, support, and identity development and for students to both explore and grow in the Christian faith. Join us for weekly Bible studies, gatherings with other students in Colorado Springs, retreats, and more! Contact Doré Young’23 or Chad Sasaki’23 to lean more.


An inclusive Jewish community that gathers for Shabbat, holidays, study and community building. Kosher-style Shabbat dinners every Friday of the block at 6:30 in the Interfaith Spiritual Life House. Information about holidays and rides to Temple is available from Kobi Chumash, Coordinator of Jewish Life.

Hindu Student Association       

Throughout the academic year, the Hindu Student Association gathers for pujas, study, occasional retreats, and community. In partnership with SASA (South Asian Student Association) there are celebrations for Diwali and Holi among others holidays on campus. There are also periodic opportunities to connect with the local Colorado Springs and Denver Hindu Community. The HSA provides a welcoming and inclusive space for all Hindu students on campus, however you may choose to be engaged. Contact Meghna Bagchi'23 to learn more.

Indigenous Spirituality Circle

An intentional space for Indigenous and Native American students to explore the intersections of spirituality and identity through conversation and community. Contact Vicente Blas Taijeron’24 and Camila Espinosa-Short’25 for more information.

Interfaith and Spirituality Council

Student representatives of spiritual and religious organizations and practice groups meet blockly to discuss issues of spiritual and religious life on campus, foster cooperative programs, explore interfaith engagement, and build community and mutual support. Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.

Lakota/Dakota Spirituality

Promotes the Seven Lakota/Dakota Life Values of respect, honesty, humility, courage, compassion, sacrifice, and wisdom. Participants are invited to share in discussions and activities that promote students "Walking in Balance" through the teachings of the Medicine Wheel; mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information please contact Debbie Howell, Elder-in-Residence. Access to the Smudging & Pipe Ceremonies policy can be found here.

Muslim Student Association

Supports Muslim students on campus through Juma prayer, community gatherings, meals, and holiday celebrations. For the Muslim Student Association, contact Ommay Khyr'25. For questions about meeting dietary needs, spiritual and religious support, and Muslim Student Life at CC contact Chaplain Kate Holbrook for more information.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship seeks to connect Orthodox Christian students as well as those interested in Orthodoxy on campus, connecting students to the two Orthodox parishes in the Colorado Springs area, engaging in group activities/meals, and learning more about the ancient Christian faith and tradition together. This group is currently in transition; please contact the Chaplain's Office to find out more.

Pax Christian Collective

The Pax Christian Collective is a progressive Christian movement that seeks to provide safe and queer-affirming spaces for BIPOC students on campus. The collective is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes intentional discussion, whilst weaving in themes of intersectionality, social justice, and spirituality. Pax aims to revolutionize Christian thought through the lens of activism, in hopes of pushing for a more just world. Contact Vicente Blas Taijeron’24 for more information.

Qi Gong

An ancient Chinese practice to cultivate energy through sound, visualization, and movement and foster healing. Qigong happens regularly on campus through the Chaplain’s Office, contact Chaplain Kate Holbrook Springs Chi Community meets online Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Contact Ellie Coriell for more information.

Rainbow Labyrinth

A Queer spirituality group and community exploring the intersections of spirituality, sexuality and queer identity in spiritually pluralistic ways. For more information contact Elle Triplett’24.

Revolution Ministries (Christian)

Is dedicated to assisting students in developing a vibrant faith alongside of others as we engage meaningful friendships, experience deep spirituality and express our faith by serving those around us. We are an Evangelical ministry in the Baptist tradition but everyone is welcome. This year will be focused on exploring different spiritual practices and developing authentic community. For more information, please contact Rev. Chris Nason or call him at 719 314-5239.

Shove Council

An informal student discussion group with conversations covering a broad range of topics around spirituality and life. Open to all. Meets Wednesdays at noon in Sacred Grounds. Contact Spiral Fellows Vicente Blas Taijeron’24, Camila Espinosa-Short’25, Ommay Khyr’25, or the Chaplain's Office to find out more.

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.

Student Sangha

Is a student-led, Zen-style meditation group that meets weekly for meditation, periodic Buddhist learning and community events. Contact Will Holtz’23 to learn more.

Unitarian Universalists

An open and affirming spiritual community that meets to explore community, diverse spirituality, spirituality and justice, Unitarian Universalism, and so much more. Contact Gabe Gordillo’25 for more information.

Young Life (Christian)

A Christian ministry that continues Young Life's mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. We do so through a dedicated team of leaders who REACH college students with the good news of God's love for them, BUILD them up in their faith through community, and LAUNCH them out as leaders serving in Young Life, the work place, family life, churches and God's mission in the world. For more information email Emilie Jimenez or Andy Morrison (Young Life College Director).

Zen Buddhism, Springs Mountain Sangha

Meet for discussion online at 5:15 p.m. and then silent meditation and chanting on Mondays at 6 p.m., simple sitting Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. All are welcome; no previous experience is required. Visit or email Roshi Sarah Bender for more information and Zoom links.

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