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Religious Organizations

Catholic Society of St. Basil the Great (St. Basil Society)

Founded in 2008, the St. Basil Society sponsors academic discussions, volunteer service projects, social gatherings, and religious events. Our most popular events are the twice monthly lunch meetings, where a speaker discusses anything from bioethics to history, theology to literature. Although some events are particularly Catholic-Christian in focus, all students and faculty are invited. Our patron is St. Basil the Great, who established the world’s first public hospital.

Matthew Cali
Emily Hoffer

Christian Students Association

Founded in 1992, Christian Students is a group of believers in Christ from various backgrounds who love the Lord Jesus Christ and find great joy and purpose in pursuing Him. God’s word charges us to “pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22b). The members of the Christian Students club hold the faith that is common to all believers (Titus 1:4; Jude 3).

Jasper Han Jasper.Han@utsouthwestern
Daniel Tai

Islamic Medical Association (IMA)

Founded in fall 2000, The Islamic Medical Association serves to connect and provide a platform for Muslim medical, physician assistant, and graduate students to promote a greater awareness of Islamic medical ethics and values and to provide humanitarian and medical relief to the community at large.

Samya Isa
Newaz Ahmed

Jewish Student Association

The Jewish Student Association is open to all students, faculty, and staff at the University who seek a Jewish experience while at UT Southwestern. The JSA explores cultural, religious, social, and even the fun and funny aspects of Judaism as it connects with health and science students and professionals.

John Tycher
Dalia Mitchell

Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)

The Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) is an official organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Institute Program that welcomes everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or personal beliefs, to come and learn more about Jesus Christ. LDSSA’s primary purpose is to host a weekly Institute of Religion class that provides students with an opportunity for spiritual learning, encouragement, and fellowship. Each class strives to achieve these purposes by studying the life of Jesus Christ, Holy Scripture, the teachings of ancient/modern prophets, and the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Brenden Garrett

Southwestern Christian Fellowship (SCF)

SCF is an organization co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) and the Christian Medical/Dental Association (CMDA). Together, they help SCF meet the spiritual needs of Christian students at UT Southwestern. There are several weekly activities, most notably, the Christian Fellowship Luncheon every Monday at noon; food is provided and speakers range from ministers and seminary students to physicians on the faculty. Additionally, SCF offers several weekly opportunities for Bible studies, praise, and volunteer outreaches to serve the disadvantaged in the Dallas area. The group’s big event is a spring break medical mission trip to El Paso, where medical students, PA and PT students, nurses, physicians, and translators go to missionary clinics to serve people in need and witness about Christ.

Sophia Lin
Matthew Cali