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Unitarian Universalists (UUs) value higher education and know our active inclusive faith speaks to the needs and questions of many college and university students. So we have UU ministries at 60 campuses across the United States doing interfaith work, leading worship and small group discussions, sharing meals and hosting campus-wide events.

Campus Ministry is good for everyone ...

Students who were raised UU and miss their home faith communities need us. Students who have never heard of Unitarian Universalism and are striving to make meaning of our world need us. Higher education, which is increasingly aware of the positive benefits of interfaith work and spiritual involvement on campuses, also desperately needs us. And we UUs need the energy and ideas of students in our movement.

... so plug on in!

Find a campus ministry near you; like Campus UUs on Facebook; join a group for UU emerging adults or a group for UU campus ministry leaders. Read our blog Blue Boat, or connect via Twitter or listserv.

Got a UU campus ministry group? Tell us!

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adults sitting in a circle at UBarU during the Meaning Makers Retreat

Good campus ministry is good young adult ministry! Explore these resources for the many components of healthy UU community life, including Spirituality and Worship, Identity Formation and Multigenerational Pastoral Care.

The HubMap

The HubMap of Young Adult and Campus Ministry Groups (Google Map).

Find a campus ministry near you, list your campus ministry, or just put yourself on the map as an individual reaching out! The HubMap is a Google map of young adult and campus ministry groups. Fill out this form to get on the map.

Small Group Ministry


Small group ministry is the most common type of campus ministry. Find downloadable guides, manuals, curricula, liturgy and music resources to support your student group in having meaningful programming.

Campus Ministry Handbook

three young adults sit in chairs reading books on a porch

Starting or maintaining a campus ministry group is hard work. This handbook has tips and ideas for outreach, programming, inclusive community building and more.

Levels of Engagement

Cover of Campus Ministry Levels of Engagement PDF

Campus ministry is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Congregations can engage in outreach to and support of students on many levels and build a deeper engagement over time.

Bridging Presentation

stick figures find different ways to get down off a cliff, including a rope ladder, rappelling, a bridge and a hang glider

Moving from being a UU youth to UU young adult life can be challenging. This Prezi slideshow demonstrates where campus ministry fits into the big picture of navigating what can feel like a spiritual cliff.

Campus Ministry Relevance

Rev. J. Cody Nielsen, United Methodist Campus Minister at the University of Minnesota, and Executive Director of the Gopher Wesley Foundation, speaking at the 2014 General Assembly "GA Talks."

This GA Talks video from 2014 shows why Unitarian Universalism is needed on college campuses now more than ever. 

Campus Ministry Start-Up Kit

Campus Ministry Start-Up Kit - available through inSpirit: UU Book and Gift Shop.

Need some items to get your campus ministry effort going? This kit from InSpirit: UU Book and Gift Shop has meditation manuals, stickers and a tiny chalice for you to use.

Spotlight Series

four young women sit in front of a sign for Northeastern Unitarian Universalists with an altar with a flaming chalice on it

There are many ways to do good young adult and campus ministry. The Spotlight Series on the blog Blue Boat highlights groups doing this important work around the country.

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