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Campus Life

Religious Organizations

Religious and Spiritual Student Organizations

  • Athletes in Athletics

    Athletes in Action is a Christian organization whose purpose shall be to serve as a spiritual resource to athletes, coaches, staff, and all others involved in the athletic department.
  • Crossroads

    Crossroads works to create an inclusive, bold, passionate and called community of worship on campus.
  • Muslim Student Association

    MSA is a student organization open to any Otterbein student, faculty or staff member interested in promoting understanding to the Otterbein community about the Muslim faith.
  • Otterbein Catholic Student Ministry

    Otterbein Catholic Student Ministry is a student group with the purpose of growing in faith and community for those interested in the Catholic faith, however all are welcome! Group discussion and Bible studies are available every Sunday at 12, and members meet for an off campus mass Sundays at 10:30am. There are many opportunities to engage in community service and retreats as well! 
  • Otterbein Christian Fellowship

    Otterbein Christian Fellowship (OCF) is a fusion of God and friends. This non-denominational Christian organization meets every Thursday. Members hang out after OCF on Thursdays and on the weekends. Multiple Bible studies meet throughout the week and there are other opportunities for you to get connected, grow in your faith or just learn more about your spiritual life. Everyone is welcome!

More Involvement Opportunities in Religious & Spiritual Life

Religious & Spiritual Life Council
The Religious & Spiritual Life Council (RSLC) is the supervisory supporting and coordinating body for all religious activities and programs at Otterbein. As an inclusive and ecumenical body, the Council invites people of various religious traditions and heritages to gather together in this common ministry. RSLC's membership consists of representatives from each of the religious organizations on campus, and members-at-large (i.e., anyone interested in being a part of planning religious activities). RSLC sponsors a variety of experiences and events throughout the year including special worship services, weekend retreats, participation in the Franklin County Crop Walk, Campus Sharing Day, and several opportunities for discussion, Bible study and spiritual enrichment.

Religious Life & Chaplain's Office
Learn more about opportunities provided by Otterbein's Religious Life & Chaplain's Office.

Gospel Choir
The Otterbein Gospel Choir is a non-denominational choir composed of students from many different backgrounds. Students join this choir to be spiritually uplifted, enjoy spiritual fulfillment, develop friendships, and have "extreme fun". The choir performs both on and off campus.

Habitat for Humanity
The campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity International enables and encourages students to combat poverty housing issues. The three main functions of the organization include building, fund-raising, and educating the community. For more information or to volunteer, contact Chaplain Judy Guion-Utsler.

Humble Dance
A group of women who fear, thank, and praise God through dance. Our mission is to praise God with every part of our bodies in the hope that through our dancing, it will touch someone's lives, while creating a Christian environment where we can encourage, teach, and strengthen each others faith through fellowship.

/ Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is located in the Campus Center.

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Jennifer Bechtold
e/ jbechtold@otterbein.edu
p/ 614.823.3202