The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life supports a variety of student-run religious organizations. Contact the organization heads to find out more, or propose an organization of your own!
CRSL Supported Student Organizations
Al Iman is a Muslim Students' Association affiliated with MSA National, dedicated to create an environment for Muslims and non-Muslims to come together and participate in social events. Al Iman’s goals include planning activities to better enable Smith students to understand Islam, its image in the world, and its political, spiritual, and human implications. The organization promotes values that circle around unity, a local and global community, and the value of humanity.
Jummah Lunch, 12:15 p.m. Fridays, location varies (contact for location)
Halaqah, 7-8 p.m. every other Friday (contact for dates), CC 204
General Body meetings monthly TBA
Meetings: 5-9 p.m. Fridays
The Catholic Club is a group dedicated to giving Catholic Smithies the opportunity to worship with their fellow Catholics. It strives to strengthen the Catholic community at Smith. Open to everyone.
Rosary group, 5:00 p.m. Fridays, Blue Room (Helen Hills Hills Chapel basement)
meeting to walk to Mass, 10:40 a.m. Sundays, outside John M. Greene Hall
Movie night 7:00 p.m. every first Sunday of the month, Bodman Lounge (Helen Hills Hills Chapel basement)
First Baptist Church of Amherst Growth Group
The First Baptist Church of Amherst Growth Group is a Christian small group that is affiliated with First Baptist Church in Amherst. We meet every Thursday 7:00pm-8:30pm for worship, fellowship, and bible study. We also participate in community events with other FBC five college members such as Agape night (student led worship), social events, and retreats. We welcome everyone who is interested in joining and learning more about the Christian faith!
Meetings: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Reading Room (Helen Hills Hills Chapel basement)
Contact: Annah Lee
Hindu Student Organization
Contact: Vedica Bhasin
Contact: Miranda Catsambas
Smith Christian Fellowship exists to introduce students to Jesus Christ, to encourage students to grow in relationship with Christ, and to actively love the Smith community.
SFC Prayer Meetings: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Bodman Lounge
5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Reading Room
Sisters of the Yam
Sisters of the Yam is a closed space for black-identifying Smithies (those descending from the African diaspora). It was created by Fulani Oghoghome '17J, a student working on a project concerning themes around black womanhood, wellness, and vulnerability who saw a lack of spaces on campus for intentional reflection and healing at Smith. This space allows for writing, meditation, listening, self reflection and collective organizing to be done. Also events scheduled involving outside facilitation will be based in holistic and alternative healing and mental wellness.
Smith College Jewish Community endeavors to address the needs of Jewish students on campus and to encourage a sense of community between them by being pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive. It provides opportunities to explore and celebrate Judaism and Jewish culture, while enriching the lives of the Smith community. Smith College Jewish Community provides religious services, maintains a kosher kitchen, and sponsors educational events relating to Jewish issues.
Shabbat: 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House