DSA FUNDED AREA AND STUDENT CLUBS:
The Divinity Students Association (DSA) sponsors several social events throughout the school year, including 4-8s, Pub Nights, flag football, a student/faculty softball game, and orientation outings. The DSA also funds many academic clubs. In addition to the ten Area Clubs, devoted to one of the ten areas of study, students are encouraged to organize other student groups according to their interests.
Biblical Students' Association
The Biblical Students' Association provides social events for students interested in biblical studies and sponsors Bible-related field trips, occasional lectures, and lunch discussions on topics related to the study of the Hebrew Bible or New Testament. For more information, please contact Andrew Langford at email@example.com.
The Ethics Club provides a forum for intellectual and social exchange for students and faculty interested in the study of religious ethics, ethics broadly construed, or disciplines that have moral or religious concerns. The club sponsors pub nights, receptions, and other events. The Ethics Club works in tandem and complements the Religion and Ethics Workshop. If you wish to subscribe to the email list serve, please write to Daniel Strand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History of Christianity Club
Each year, the History of Christianity Club sponsors one or two guest speakers and organizes one social gathering for all area faculty and students, as well as students interested in pursuing work in HC. The club also works to notify students of relevant events both on campus and in the greater Chicago area. If you would like more information about the History of Christianity Club, please email Pippa Koch at email@example.com or Vince Evener at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History of Judaism Club
The History of Judaism Club brings together students and faculty interested in an ongoing interdisciplinary dialogue on the history, culture, religion, literature, and philosophy of Judaism. For more information please visit the site of the affiliated Jewish Studies and the Hebrew BibleWorkshop at http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/jst_hb/about/ or contact Erik Dreff at email@example.com.
History of Religions Club
The History of Religions Club is devoted to fostering an intellectual community for students interested in HR and related fields. It provides a forum for students to share their work and also sponsors workshops with scholars of interest from the University of Chicago and other institutions. For more information please contact Drew Durdin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex Rocklin at email@example.com.
Philosophy of Religions Club
The Philosophy of Religions Club provides a forum where both faculty and students can present current work and receive feedback. Past speakers have included professors Arnold Davidson, Chris Gamwell, and Francois Meltzer. Contact Davey Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Religion and Literature Club
Each quarter, the Religion and Literature Club sponsors a dinner with speaker for students and faculty. These dinners are the official social events for the R&L program, but all interested students are welcome. For more information, please contact Katharine Pflaum at email@example.com.
Theology Club provides a forum for discussing current theological research, for building relationships between students and faculty, and for furthering the pursuit of theological study. The club partners with the Theology Workshop and invites students and faculty from all areas of the Divinity School and university to participate in our discussions and dinners. For more information, please contact Kyle Rader at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aaron Hollander at email@example.com. Subscribe to their list serve here: https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/theology-workshop.
Buddhist Studies Club
The Buddhist Studies Club is an umbrella group that brings together faculty and students interested in the study of Buddhism from a variety of disciplines, including history of religions, philosophy of religions, and art history, among others. The Club organizes 4-6 faculty lectures each year, as well as faculty-student panels and student-only panels, in which students present their work to and receive feedback from other students. For more information, please contact Justin Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex Hsu at email@example.com. Subscribe to their list serve at https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/buddhist-studies.
Chicago Seminarians for Justice
Chicago Seminarians for Justice (CSJ) is an inter-seminary network of students who are passionate about issues related to social justice, peace, and sustainability. For more information, contact Neil Ellingson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Subscribe to their list serve at https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/csj or find them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/chicago.seminarians.for.justice.
The Sacred Flame
The Sacred Flame provides support for the LGBTQ community at the University of ChicagoDivinity School. We strive toward an open and respectful dialogue between students, faculty, and staff, offering safe spaces for LGBTQ-identified people, friends, family, and allies. We host regular social events throughout the year and attend campus-wide LGBTQ functions as a group. Questions should be directed to Steven Philp, email@example.com. Check us out on Facebook, or join our list-serve here: https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/sacredflame.
Gray DSA strives to explore issues relevant to older graduate students, and/or students with significant commitments outside of school. In addition to providing opportunities for socializing and entertainment, Gray DSA can help older graduate students become (re-)oriented to campus life and academic work, and provide perspectives onpreparation for exploring academic or professional opportunities. For more information, contact David Gottlieb (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Chicago Preaching Forum
The Purpose of the Chicago Preaching Forum is to provide a venue for members of the University community committed to developing excellence in preaching to share, reflectupon and discuss sermons and approaches to sermon development and delivery.
Greening the Div School
Greening the Divinity School is a group that aims to improve the environmental sustainability of our community, our events, and Swift Hall. Through social norming and facilitating environmentally sound choice-making within Swift Hall and in the everyday lives of our community members we seek to both act as responsible citizens of the earth and set an example for other campus entities to follow. We are a collaborative group that welcomes input from faculty, staff, and students. Erika Dornfeld; Hannah Campbell-Gustafson; Christopher Smith: email@example.com.