“Leaders of Dickinson’s Religious Life student groups gather for a discussion on various interfaith topics and issues.”

“Leaders of Dickinson’s Religious Life student groups gather for a discussion on various interfaith topics and issues.”

There are many student groups on campus that are religiously organized. Please contact individual groups for more information, event schedules and meeting times.

This information is also available in brochure form through Religious Life Groups (pdf form).  

Buddhism Meditation Classes

A group meets weekly with Lars English with an emphasis on using Buddha's teachings practically in our busy modern lives to find greater happiness and inner peace. The class consists of a mix of teachings, meditations and discussions. The teachings are rooted in the Kadampa tradition - a Mahayana Buddhist lineage. Meets Thursdays 6-7 p.m. For information contact englishl@dickinson.edu

Blue Mountain Lotus Society

A Buddhist sangha based in Harrisburg, offers weekly Zen meditation Shikantaza) and fellowship under the leadership of Brooke Wiley. This group practices mindfulness and compassionate action, based on Shakyamuni Buddha's historical teachings, utilizing the Dharma to relieve suffering. This group meets Thursdays 6-7 p.m. For more information please see www.bmls.org or contact : wiley@dickinson.edu.

Dickinson Christian Fellowship

A part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, this group meets for worship weekly on Monday evenings at 6:45 p.m. and has several small group Bible studies each week.
Contact: dcf@dickinson.edu

Hillel (Jewish)

Hillel is a Jewish Organization for the Dickinson College community dedicated to providing opportunities for religious observance, cultural awareness and Tikkun Olam (Community Service).
Contact: hillel@dickinson.edu


LifeLine is a group of Dickinson students committed to open dialogue about Jesus Christ. For the seeker, the atheist, the skeptic, the curious, the formerly religious, those hurt by religion, and Christians. A part of DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship. 

Contact: lifeline.dickinson@gmail.com

Muslim Student Association

This group of students of the Muslim faith build community and understanding of the Muslim culture and religious traditions through holiday celebrations, small group gatherings and club meetings. This is a reorganizational year to bring MSA back into the fold of active student Religious Life groups on campus. Transportation is available to the Islamic Peace Center for Friday services at 1:15 p.m. Interested in learning more about what is happening? Check out their calendar of events to learn more. Contact: msa@dickinson.edu

Check out a new video from MSA. 

Newman Club (Catholic)

A very active group of Catholic students who meet periodically for fellowship outside of weekly Mass. Father Don Bender, in conjunction with our local parish, St. Patrick chruch, is available to meet outside of confession. Please contact him directly at (717) 243-4411 ext. 110 to schedule a mutually convenient time.

Catholic Mass Schedule

Contact: newmanc@dickinson.edu

Secular Students United 

To provide a community on campus for those identifying as secular, especially those that identify as nonbelievers. Further, to educate the college community about the separation of church and state and nonbelief. Meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the HUB sideroom 203.
Contact: Caroline Elkin