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Faith-Based Organizations

Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
CRU is a fellowship of followers of Jesus Christ who seek to live out their faith on the campus of USC Upstate. It is open to all students. For more information, contact Mark Bouchillon at 864-506-6414.

Catholic Student Association
Worshiping and socializing with our peers, reinforcing personal ethics, and sharing God’s word with others enhances the development of social, emotional, and spiritual growth of our Catholic students. Acts of mercy (community service) and learning more about our faith are goals. For more information, check out our Facebook page, Catholic Student Association USC Upstate or call Lisa Caggiano at 864-503-5886.

City Light College Ministry
First North College Ministry is a family of college-aged young adults who share their journey of faith together. We meet at various times of the week for Bible Study, worship, and just hanging out to build healthy relationships and do life together. We have a passion to see others around us come to know the freedom that we have in Christ, and our lives are committed to sharing that message to those we love, live with, work with, study with, play sports with anyone God places in our path. Bring your questions, your doubts, your skepticism. We've all been there and we welcome all who seek the truth. "If you seek me with all your heart," declares the Lord, "I will be found by you." Jer. 29:13. For more information contact Dan Yacoviello.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
The mission of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the Fellowship of the church. For more information contact Sean Rogers.

Ignite is a fellowship of college students seeking to find and implement God's purpose for them and their world. Through such experiences as fellowships, study groups, worship programs, and service projects, individual and community growth is sought. Ignite is open to all students. For more information contact Suzanne Bachelor via email or call or text at 864-266-0910.

Living on Purpose Campus Ministry

Living on Purpose Campus Ministry is an on campus bible study that is offered to equip, empower, and encourage students to live victoriously through the inspired word of God. For more information contact LaSonya Genovese.

MERGE is a collegiate group that exists to unite college students across Spartanburg to experience God and love others in the process. For more information contact Hannah Wright.

Spartanburg UKirk (formally Presbyterian Students’ Association)
Spartanburg UKirk strives to be an open-minded community which seeks to provide an environment where all students are welcomed and can grow spiritually, socially, and emotionally as servants of Jesus the Christ: experiencing and expressing God's radical love; being a pilgrim on a faith journey; doing what Jesus did; finding shelter - a safe place; becoming friends with lots of different people; reaching out and helping others; respecting others' opinions; spiritual outlet; growing in many ways; expressing one’s true self; walking the talk; having fun; praying; digging deep into the Bible. For more information contact Scott Neely.

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Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center, Room 210
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(864) 503-5122