Religious Student Groups

Goucher Christian Fellowship

Goucher Christian Fellowship (GCF) is community with a mission. We're affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a national para-church ministry whose vision is to see lives transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. GCF hosts regular Bible studies, prayer meetings, spiritual discussions, service projects, weekend retreats and social events. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about God, exploring spirituality, or growing in faith. GCF members attend a variety of churches in the area and are glad to help individuals searching for a church home.

Staff:  Juliana Ottomano

Goucher Hillel

Goucher Hillel is the central address for Jewish life at Goucher College. Goucher Hillel empowers Jewish students to advance their own Jewish journeys and inspires all Goucher students to lead lives of meaning and impact. Through Goucher Hillel, students find Shabbat and holiday celebrations; ways to actively pursue social justice, Jewish learning & spiritual growth; opportunities to grow as leaders; dynamic connections with Jewish culture, the Jewish people, and Israel; kosher food in Mary Fisher dining hall; and a link to events and resources in the wider Baltimore Jewish community and around the globe. Goucher Hillel events are student-driven and open to all members of the Goucher community, regardless of faith or background. 

Program Staff

Rabbi Josh Snyder
Executive Director

Rachel Plotkin
Jewish Student Life Coordinator

Eden Borberg

Jewish Agency Israel Fellow

For more information, visit our website at

Goucher Chabad

Chabad is a "home away from home" for the Jewish student at Goucher. The highlight of the week is the Shabbat dinner, which provides students with an intimate setting to eat, meet new friends, and celebrate Shabbat in a spiritually and intellectually stimulating ambience. Everything Chabad does at Goucher - from its weekly Torah classes in Kabbalah/Chassidic philosophy, Talmud, or the five Books of Moses, to social events and holiday programming - is designed to enable students to strengthen their Jewish identity. For more information, contact (410) 825-0779, e-mail, or visit

Staff:  Rebbe Mendy Rivkin

Quaker Meeting For Worship

Quaker Meeting for Worship is held weekly for any interested community members.  Meeting is unprogrammed but will occasionally involve worship sharing on concerns of the Goucher community or queries from Baltimore Yearly Meeting.  Silent meetings are an opportunity for quiet prayer, meditation or reflection and are open to those with and without experience with Quakerism and to people of all faith commitments.  Questions about Quakerism are always welcome as well!

Times vary; contact Ann for information.  Feel free to arrive late or leave early, as your schedule allows.

Adviser: Ann Duncan

Goucher Meditation Club

The Goucher Meditation Club meets weekly to practice mindfulness meditation (shamatha).  We practice in the Chapel on Tuesdays from 4-5pm, with sessions consisting of 25 minutes of sitting meditation followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation and another 25 minutes of sitting.  Instruction is available on request, and no experience is required.  All are welcome!
Advisor: Justin Brody 

Liberal Christian Perspectives

Liberal Christian Perspectives is for students who engage with the world from a liberal Christian point of view. Liberal Christian Perspectives is a judgment-free zone, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early as your schedule allows. 

Student leader:  Allison Stickley-Miner

Advisor: Cynthia Terry

Hindu Students

While there is not a Hindu students group, we do have Hindu students at Goucher.  Contact Chaplain Cynthia Terry for more info.

Muslim Students

The Muslim Circle is a space for Muslim students in all levels of their faith to get together and support one another, learn from and with each other, and form community together. Join us Thursdays from 7:15-8:15p.m. in the Chapel Undercroft.

Student Leaders:  Tabara Sy, Dina Diani, Taz Sharif

Advisor:  Cynthia Terry

Unitarian Universalist Students

Join the UU Group to learn more about Universalist Unitarianism and join a community. Meetings are held Thursdays from 6-7pm in the Chapel Undercroft. All are welcome!

Student Leader:  Kate Longabaugh

Advisor:  Joyce Duncan