When I came to college, I heard a statistic that over half of college students will lose their religious beliefs during their time on campus and won’t return to those beliefs. Some of you may be rolling your eyes and scratching your heads. Believe me, as a senior in high school, I probably would have been doing the exact same thing. However,religion is a factor that some students use to make their college decision.
By faith, I am Catholic. I was one of the students who did fall away, but I was exposed to religious groups on campus that helped me restore that lost faith. TU has about 20 campus ministry groups on campus. I won’t be mentioning all of them in this blog, but I do want to highlight the organizations I have been involved with while at TU.
One religious group that has an active presence on campus is Reformed University Fellowship, or RUF. This group meets every Tuesday night at 7:30pm in the auditorium in Tyrell Hall for an hour of praise and worship. RUF offers numerous small group sessions to build relationships via studying the bible and praying together. I have attended group sessions with some of my friends and have come away pretty impressed with the number of students who attend consistently. With a wide number of social events and various service opportunities, RUF is a vibrant community. Continue reading