Religious Centers on Campus
The Interfaith Center is the representative organization for religious associations and campus ministries who work at the University. Member associations work with administration, faculty, students, and staff in programs that contribute to the human quality of the University and to the integrity of its academic mission. Worship services are held and opportunities are provided to learn about and appreciate the diverse religious traditions of our students. Students should also be aware of Section 224-a of the New York State Education law as it pertains to exceptions from classes and coursework on religious holidays. See page 92 in the chapter on Academic Policies and Regulations for more information regarding this law.
The Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. BCM has a specialized ministry for Asian and Asian-American students that offers counseling, prayer, retreat, worship, and other activities. The Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life is the umbrella organization that serves the needs and concerns of Jewish students on campus, offering cultural, educational, religious, community service, and social programs, as well as overseeing the kosher dining program. The Catholic Campus Ministry offers liturgies, retreats, the sacraments, and opportunities for Christian living and service, as well as full social and educational programs. The Islamic Society of North America addresses the social needs and spiritual development of Muslim students. The Protestant Campus Ministry provides students with the opportunity to worship, attend social gatherings, study, receive counseling, and attend retreats. The Lubavitch Youth Organization offers Jewish progmming with the opportunity to partake of traditional Hassidic religious culture.
The Interfaith Center is located on the second floor of the Stony Brook Union. Check with each association for a current schedule of worship services.
Baptist Campus Ministry, Union 278, (631) 632-6564
Catholic Campus Ministry, Union 265, (631) 632-6562
Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life, Union 201, (631) 632-6565
Islamic Society, Union 271, (631) 632-9769
Protestant Campus Ministry, Union 275, (631) 632-6563
Lubavitch Youth Organization, 941-4787