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when a college student knows Jesus christ, the college years are exciting! a catholic mindset is established, real friendships are formed and students are propelled into parishes, serving as adult members of the community. 


Explore the crisis on campus 

the need is great


The Study 

In 2017, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops completed the largest study of Catholic campus ministry in over a decade.  Spanning campus ministers from every part of the country, from all types of campuses, the Study provides a real glimpse into the world of higher education and its urgent need for more Catholic campus ministry.  Read the study >>



  • Only 25% of the nation's four-year campuses have access to Catholic campus ministry.

  • We are reaching only a fraction of Catholic students.

  • We are not reaching non-Catholic students.

  • Students are struggling with pornography and mental health issues in great numbers.


A launchpad for ifelong discipleship

What is Catholic Campus Ministry?


A launchpad

Students involved in Catholic campus ministry are more likely to become adult believers. Their encounter with a faith-filled community on campus supports their relationship with Christ. After graduation, they are more likely to join parishes, support charitable causes and consider religious and priestly vocations.

What’s a campus minister? (Download)

Find a Catholic campus ministry center near you>>


You know it's catholic 

  • Newman Centers, Catholic Centers & University Parishes

  • Vibrant Sacramental offerings

  • Dynamic retreats

  • Small groups & Bible studies

  • Meaningful service opportunities

  • Outreach to the rest of the University

  • Faithful to Church teaching


catholic campus ministry provides

a path forward


The six pillars

Catholic campus ministry, for it to be fruitful, utilizes six components of outreach to students.  The good news is that, no matter how large or small your program is, you can incorporate the six "pillars" into your program. Take me there >>



  • Building intentional community
  • Sharing the Catholic faith
  • Forming morality
  • Serving the poor
  • Promoting a vocation mindset
  • Developing leaders

you don't have to look far

resources & role models


close at hand

There are recommended resources that you can access today. In order to take your campus ministry program to the next level, you'll likely need some additional tools.  Our events page has upcoming opportunities for you and your students to attend.  Take me there >>



  • The Evangelical Catholic
  • St. Paul's Outreach
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • National Catholic Development Conference
  • Petrus Development