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Student Groups

Catholic Student Organization

The Catholic Student group serves to provide a place of discussion about current teachings and practices of the Catholic Church and social justice doctrine. We also hold social and service events where catholic students can spend time together.

Advisor: Sister Roberta Bussan
Phone: 794-7272

John Paul II Catholic Student Outreach

John Paul II Catholic Student Outreach is  a community of disciples who seek to be formed by Christ within the family of the Church and to live as missionaries announcing the good news of Jesus Christ by word and witness. Our outreach will provide opportunities then to be formed by Christ as His missionary disciples and to gather together socially as a community.

Advisor: Father Jeremy Freehill

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Small Group Huddle -- Mondays at 9:00 pm in Evald main floor lounge

A fellowship of student athletes who want to put their faiths first on and off the field. All Varsity, JV and Club athletes are welcome.


ILLOWAFCA Facebook page 

Harvest Bible Chapel Small group

For students to learn about and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ so that they might be able to participate in the great commission of creating more disciples.

Interfaith Understanding Group

As a student group, Interfaith works to bring acceptance and understanding of various religious and philosophical beliefs. We do this primarily through dialogue and service. Our hope is that we can stop hateful words and acts directed toward people of differing religious/philosophical views. We hold weekly meetings during which we hold discussions, do service projects, and plan events. We also try to do a lot of partnering with other student groups to host large events.  

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Large group meeting -- Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in Westerlin residence hall lounge

Various small group meetings offered

The purpose of InterVarsity Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.


Augustana Hillel (Jewish Student Group)

Augustana Hillel is devoted to promoting cultural diversity, raising awareness of the Jewish faith and culture, and developing a Jewish community on the Augustana campus and beyond. As a "Small and Mighty" program, supported by the Soref Initiative, Augustana is affiliated with the national organization: Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and has access to guidance, financial assistance, online resources, and a communication network for Jewish students and faculty advisors.

Advisor: Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz (Tri-City Jewish Center, Rock Island)


Muslim Student group

MSA is a religious organization that intends to promote unity amongst Muslim students and to give non-Muslim students a better understanding of the Islamic Religion. 

Adviser: Dr. Cyrus Ali Zargar, Religious

Young Life
Young Life is a national Christian outreach organization that focuses on teaching adolescents about the Gospel. Augustana students are trained to hold weekly clubs for high school students. Activities include leading Bible studies at the high schools, taking high school students to an overnight Young Life camp in the summer, and other contact work-or just attending the weekly meetings for fun, fellowship and spiritual growth.

President: Faith Popovich
Vice president: Jake Fiesler

Advisor: Ken Brill
Phone: 799-7003