Religious Life Organizations
Agnes Scott offers the following student religious organizations. Each organization has a constitution, a faculty or staff adviser and may also have an outside sponsor.
Religious Life Council
The Agnes Scott Religious Life Council oversees all student religious organizations and helps to plan and organize activities on campus. For more information on the council or how to get started with creating a new organization, contact The Rev. Kate Colussy-Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
The BCM is a Christian student organization that is open to students of all faiths although it is geared toward students of the Baptist tradition. The purpose of the BCM is to promote a better understanding of the Christian faith and to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship both on and off campus. Activities include a weekly Bible study, student-led worship, retreats, volunteer opportunities and mission trips.
Daughters of Gaia
Daughters of Gaia is a club that explores Earth-centered religions and seeks to promote awareness of the goddess, or feminine side of deity, in its many forms.
Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS)
FCS provides discipleship and fellowship for all interested campus Christians, regardless of denomination and national or ethnic background. FCS is a Protestant organization open to the contributions of our Orthodox and Catholic sisters in Christ.
The organization's role on campus is to strive to intentionally create a space where Arab-American, Asian-American, biracial, black, Caribbean-American, First Nations/Native North American, international, Latina, Middle Eastern-American, multi-ethnic, Pacific Islander and white Christians can learn from and celebrate each other’s cultural practices.
FCS offers campus Bible studies, fellowship opportunities and cross-cultural Christian activities. FCS invites involvement from all students, faculty and staff.
Jewish Student Association (Agnes Scott Hillel)
ASC Hillel serves the needs of the Jewish student body on campus and links the Agnes Scott Jewish student body to other ethnic and religious groups on campus as well as the greater Jewish community. As one of Georgia Hillel’s “Small and Mighty” campuses, Agnes Scott offers its students access to a broad array of Hillel services, events and opportunities. The student-led organization is supported by the offices of Religious and Spiritual Life and Intercultural Engagement, which are committed to helping each student find her special place on campus and in the world. Celebrations of the holidays, synagogue attendance, volunteer work, and an annual Passover seder are among the organization’s many activities, open to everyone in the Agnes Scott community. There are many opportunities for student involvement in leadership.
Muslim Students' Association
The Muslim Students' Association works to build awareness about Islam and Muslims in the Agnes Scott community. The MSA invites all students to join the club and its effort to bring unity and understanding about the religion of Islam, Muslims, and the political situation of many of the Islamic countries. The MSA has a prayer room for all Muslim students in Winship Hall and leads weekly Koranic studies.
New Life Campus Crusade for Christ
New Life is a group of interdenominational Christian students that seeks to provide opportunities for fellowship and personal growth through weekly Bible studies, monthly meetings, prayer and retreats. The goal is to unite Christians within the Agnes Scott community to share the truth and love of Jesus Christ.
The Newman Club is the campus organization for students of the Roman Catholic faith. Its purpose is to support these students, provide religious education and spiritual instruction and also to be a social base. The Newman Club meets weekly for faith sharing, where different topics related to Catholicism or Christian living are discussed.
New Westminster Fellowship
Presbyterian in focus, this group encourages each member of the Agnes Scott student body, regardless of her age, race, sexuality, religion, denomination or philosophical persuasion, to join and participate as the group provides outlets and resources for the development and practice of an evolving faith.
Rose and Shield
The Rose & Shield is a Luthern/Episcopal-based campus ministry organization open to women of all faiths. We host a weekly Communion/Eucharist service in the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel on campus as well as a Sunday Night Worship once a month. We are a joint ministry with the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Georgia Tech and fully participate in all of their scheduled events - from weekly evening worship & dinners at GA Tech to off-campus weekend events like hiking at Stone Mountain, tubing on the Chatthoochee, retreats and Broom Ball. Transportation is provided, and we do our best to make all events free to students. You can keep abreast of our activities on our Facebook Group Page, "The Rose & Shield at Agnes Scott College."
This is a budding group of Unitarian Universalists on campus who would like to meet weekly for discussion.
Wesley Fellowship is composed primarily of Methodist students, but is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Methodist tradition. Activities include a weekly lunch meeting and Bible study, dinners and service projects. Join them for fun and fellowship.