Spirituality means knowing one's self, having a sense of purpose in life, feeling connected to others, and achieving one's full potential. For some, this means tapping into the wisdom within. For others, spirituality is grounded in experiencing nature. Spirituality is being inspired, focusing on sensory experiences, finding beauty and joy in everyday things, cherishing life, and feeling the interconnectedness of the universe.
Spirituality can help restore a sense of calm and balance when the daily grind may seem overwhelming. Many rituals associated with spirituality can be helpful in managing stress. Here are some ways to explore your spirituality and resources to help you try them out.
Carry a special object with you that reminds you of what is important to you.
Keep a diary or journal.
Take a personal retreat. Change your routine and give yourself a break from your responsibilities.
Spend time alone.
You may want to contact a spiritual group or leader on campus. Here is some contact information for groups on the UW Oshkosh campus.
Athletes in Action
Athletes in Action uses the platform of athletics to reach all students for Christ. They strive to create a safe environment where all students on campus have the opportunity to explore Christianity, hear about Jesus Christ and grow in their faith.
Advisor: Craig Stevens
Campus Crusade for Christ
Helping to build spiritual movements everywhere so everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ.
Advisor: Mark Rygh
Converge – A Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries is a Christian campus ministry on universities throughout the United States and around the world. It is a movement of college-age men and women earnestly following Jesus.
Advisor: Lee Van Scyoc
Lutheran Campus Ministry - "The Gathering Place"
Lutheran Student Movement is a student led, Christ driven organization created to promote the active participation of students in the life and mission of the Lutheran Church on their campuses, in their communities and as individuals.
620 Elmwood Avenue | Oshkosh, WI 54901
Ph. (920) 231 1168
Campus Minister: Connie Weiss
The Newman Center of Oshkosh
The Newman Center is a ministry to the students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The mission of campus ministry is to help students develop a faith that is the center of their lives.
800 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Campus Minister: Sam Wood
Titan Christian Fellowship
The Titan Christian Fellowship is an inter-denominational college ministry dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ, advancing the Biblical worldview, and equipping leadership for the Kingdom at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
833 Wright Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Titan Unitarian Universalist Student Organization
The Titan Unitarian Universalist Student Group is an officially recognized, student organization at UW Oshkosh. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious community which doesn’t identify with any one creed or belief system. Unitarian Universalists include people who are inspired by Christianity, Buddhism, atheism, agnosticism, Hinduism, Humanism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, and other diverse and divergent spiritual inclinations. UUs meet together to enrich their personal spirituality and to promote social justice, through an open, respectful community exploring comparative religious beliefs, encouraging independent thinking, celebrating diversity, and promoting tolerance.
Advisor: Jean Kwaterski
UW Oshkosh Hillel
The UW Oshkosh Hillel is a Jewish-based organization that strives to provide an opportunity for Jewish students to meet and relate with other Jewish students on campus.
Advisor: Orlee Hauser
Pagan Student Alliance
The UW Oshkosh Pagan Student Alliance is a collective organization of students following or interested in earth-based faiths. PSA focuses on education about different faiths and practices under the Paganism umbrella at weekly meetings through presentations, open rituals, and discussion. We explore spirituality through the natural world and every day life in equal parts with mysticism and magic.
Advisor: Kelley Duhatschek
Rising Son WELS Campus Ministry
634 Wisconsin Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901-4375
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