RISD is committed to embracing the diverse range of religious beliefs and spiritualities held by our students, including those of no faith. To request accommodation for a faith-based absence or deadline conflict, refer to RISD's policy on religious observances.

You may be interested in a number of religious organizations at neighboring Brown University and beyond, including:

Brown/RISD Hillel

The Brown/RISD Hillel Foundation supports a wide array of Jewish activities for the entire community on both campuses.
phone: 401 863-6506
location: 80 Brown Street

Brown-RISD Catholic Community

This ministry offers opportunities for all students to expand their knowledge of the Catholic tradition and deepen their relationship with Christ in the community of the Church.
Prospective students, alumni, parents, and visitors are also welcome to participate.
phone: 401 863-2344
e-mail: catholic@brown.edu 

College Hill for Christ

College Hill for Christ (CHC) is an interdenominational ministry committed to understanding what it means to have a personal relationship with god through Jesus Christ. This is a local chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ International.
email: CHC@brown.edu

Branch Christian Ministry

The Branch Christian Ministry is a missional community of students at Brown, RISD and the college hill area campuses of Providence. The Branch is a local chapter of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (a ministry of the Assemblies of God).

Reformed University Fellowship

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is an evangelical Christian fellowship that is connected with the nationwide campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. It's for students who are convinced Christians along with the unconvinced who want to know more about Christianity.

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