Student Life

Student Spiritual Groups

Catholic Students Organization (CSO)

The CSO seeks to build a faith community that fosters support, acceptance, and safe space for spiritual growth. Events throughout the year range from game and movie nights to rosaries and retreats. All are welcome to join!

Student Contact: Maggie Patterson
Advisors: Sister Mary Andrea and Dr. Danny Wasserman

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA is a student led, on campus group that meets once a week, on Tuesdays at 9 pm usually in Art Smith Arena except for the first Tuesday of the month when we meet in the chapel, to grow together in our walk with Christ. We welcome anyone and everyone even though we have “athletes” in our title. We have students or guest speakers give messages, share their testimony, or whatever is on their heart. At the end of the year we take a mission trip down to Florida for a week and work with an organization called Parker Street Ministries.

Student Contact: Mason Ippel
Advisor: Coach John Greer


Hillel is a national Jewish student organization dedicated to improving the lives of Jewish students on campus through education and building community. Alma’s chapter works closely with spiritual life and interfaith programs on campus, as well as Hillel Campuses of Michigan (HCAM). Events are open to any religious or spiritual background.

Student Contact: Oliver Labuda
Advisor: Dr. Joanne Gilbert

Tea Time

Tea Time with God is a women’s group for women of all religious backgrounds. This group offers a chance to hear and learn about God, no matter how much or how little you know about Him. The group does have various teas to drink and hot cocoa to enjoy, so there’s a cup of tea for everybody. Tea Time meets Wednesday Nights at 8 p.m. in the Chapel basement’s red room.

Student Contact: Maggie Rosales
Advisor: Mary Douglas

Prayer and Meditation

An interfaith prayer and meditation room is located at the rear of the Chapel balcony. There are also small rooms downstairs for prayer and study from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Student-led Bible studies and prayer groups

In addition to fellowship groups, there are student-led small group Bible studies and book discussions that meet weekly throughout the year. Each group welcomes students of any denomination. Contact the chaplain or check the campus calendar for more information.