We value faith expression and spiritual growth. We live out our Catholic, Jesuit mission by calling all members of the university community to integrate faith and learning and to share one's gifts with the world.
Central to this mission is supporting our students as they develop their unique faith life through worship, reflection, and service. We also seek to foster ecumenical and inter-religious understanding and appreciation.
Gonzaga is home to many different faith-based clubs, organizations, groups, and sacred spaces. In addition to the offerings listed below, Mission and Ministry can help connect students to various local churches and houses of worship in the Spokane community.
Our Jewish Community
The Jewish Community at GU prays, studies, and celebrates together. Central to Jewish life is Gonzaga's Torah, gifted in 2021, which is housed in the Jewish Sacred Space (College Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Hallway). The Jewish Sacred Space serves as the main gathering space for the Jewish Community on campus. Jewish life at Gonzaga is led and supported by Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein and includes opportunities like:
- annual Shabbat Retreat
- monthly Shabbat services and meals
- Holy days (details and sign up)
- Jewish Sacred Chant
- small group spiritual exploration
- opportunities for Torah study
Jewish Bulldogs is a student club with a mission to give Jewish Zags the resources they need, while creating a community of people with shared beliefs and offering non-Jewish Zags an opportunity to learn more about the religion. The Jewish Bulldogs host events like:
- holiday events
- Shabbat dinners
- and much more!
During events, the Jewish Bulldogs combine traditional aspects of Judaism with fun tidbits of information for students who are less familiar with the Jewish religion. Everyone is welcome, including students from all faith backgrounds. Current students can find details on Zagtivities.
For more information on Jewish Life, contact Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
Delight ministry is a Christ-centered community that desires to lead women in their life with Jesus. It is student-led and rooted in Scripture-based curriculum and resources.
Contact Janeen Steer for more information at email@example.com.
Common Ground with Thirst Worship Band
Common Ground is a student led worship night where we sing, chill, hear cool messages, pray and rejuvenate.
Tuesdays from 9-10pm. College Hall Chapel (on the 3rd floor).
Questions? Contact Janeen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulldog Athletics Ministry (BAM)
Bulldog Athlete Ministry seeks to walk with student-athletes along their journey towards discovering their best selves by providing opportunities for prayer, self-reflection, and meaningful connection with friends, and teammates both inside and outside of sports. BAM has opportunities to grow in faith, leadership and service. BAM meets every Monday from 7-8pm in the 63 Court. Contact Rev. Janeen Steer for more information at email@example.com.