There’s a lot more to college than what you learn in the classroom. According to a recent study by UCLA, students’ desire to move forward in their spiritual quest increases upon going to college. However, nearly 40% of college students attend fewer religious gatherings than when they were in high school.
Campus ministries at Michigan State University are trying to change that. Whether it’s working around students’ busy schedules with multiple services or providing dinner to poor college kids, communities of many religions are making an effort to reach out to MSU students.
Many groups have found that the most effective approach to helping students connect with their faith is by creating a strong spiritual community. Whether students seek guidance, support, or fellowship, campus ministries aim to be the first place they turn to.