Following Christ is a lifelong journey, of course, but college is a great time to focus on growing in your faith. Northwestern courses in all disciplines will challenge you to think about who God is, who you are, and what your role in God’s diverse world might be.
Beyond classes, you might be one of nearly 500 students who meet weekly in small groups to pray, study the Bible, and talk about what your faith has to do with what you’re learning. Under the guidance of trained student leaders, Discipleship Groups—known as D-Groups—meet in every residence hall and student apartment complex.
Pax Christi is a student-led gathering of Protestant and Catholic students who meet regularly to discuss the similarities and differences in the ways they express and live their faith.
Northwestern students depend on prayer as they navigate the journey to being thinking Christians in today’s world. Students pray alone and together at planned gatherings and in spontaneous outbursts. You’ll be able to explore new ways to pray by walking our prayer labyrinth or participating in Centering Prayer or 24-hour prayer vigils.
Sometimes students need to retreat from classes, homework, roommates and campus life to think and listen to God. Campus includes quiet spaces, but sometimes a new scene provides perspective and fresh insights. We plan several retreats each year—like to South Dakota’s Black Hills—where students can pray, worship, reflect, and spend time alone and together, focusing on growing as disciples.