Campus Minister Application

Application for Campus Ministers at Boston University

Religious leaders who are not students and who seek recognition and support of their ministry on the Boston University campus are to submit the following information annually to the Dean of Marsh Chapel. Boston University, through the Religious Life Council, has affirmed the right of every student to live, believe, and worship without pressure or coercion from campus religious organizations. In order to exercise ministry on the campus, leaders must affirm that they will respect the integrity and rights of every religious group and pledge not to seek conversions by deprecating other groups, or by harassment or proselytizing. Submission of this form indicates an understanding of the Religious Life Council’s policy on Standards and Expectations that guides all religious activities on the Boston University campus, and willingness to abide by it. The Standards and Expectations are available on the Religious Life page of this website.
  • Supporting documentation should include at least a curriculum vitae, a letter from a credentialing body, and a letter from the student group calling the applicant as a campus minister. The letter from the credentialing body should indicate that the applicant has completed criminal and sexual offender registry checks, been provided with appropriate training for ministry on a college or university campus, and is accountable on a regular basis to the credentialing body. The letter from the student group should indicate that the group, through procedures outlined in their constitution, has decided to call the applicant to serve as a campus minister to their group. All documentation should be put together in one file for upload, preferably as a .pdf.