Student groups at the School of Theology cultivate a welcoming environment with an ethic of mutual support and care. Below is a list of both student organizations as well as student interest groups.
School of Theology Student Association
The School of Theology Student Association is made up of student representatives voted on by the student body. The primary responsibility of STHSA is to advocate for the needs of students. We do this by meeting with the Deans of the school, providing training and funding for student clubs and interest groups, and fostering community among the student body. STHSA hosts events throughout the year including the First Year Pancake Breakfast, Town Halls, and the Graduation Celebration. STHSA meets weekly and all students are welcome to attend the meetings. We hope you’ll consider being a part of STHSA or another student organization! For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
Wesleyan Student Association
The Wesleyan Student Association (WSA) is aimed at facilitating the professional and spiritual development of all at STH who claim John Wesley and the people called Methodists as part of their religious heritage, or those who are interested in learning about it. The group works to create community in the midst of this commonality, sharing in monthly meals. We provide frameworks for helping one another to make his or her way through the candidacy process of her given denomination. We facilitate discussion around issues dealing with Wesleyan spirituality and practice through public forums and special speakers. Finally, we work with the faculty to develop healthy Wesleyan theology in each individual who engages the group in earnest, with the end goal that they might be better representatives of our tradition when returning to positions of Christian leadership.
WSA is part of the Reconciling Ministries Network.
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Association of Black Seminarians
This group is comprised of black seminarians from the African Diaspora (from the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean) and their advisors. The Black Seminarians meet to share their common heritage. They provide support for each other in scholarly and vocational endeavors. The group offers opportunities for the discussion of relevant topics related to the diversity of theological concerns in the global theological community. The organization also seeks to develop and maintain a community committed to a sound theological education that includes a relationship to the black experience.
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Association of PhD Students
The Association of PhD Students (APS) exists to facilitate the social and intellectual support of all interested PhD students at Boston University School of Theology. The APS gathers on a regular basis for events that promote the development of friendships and the discovery of common needs specific to STH PhD students. Those needs are pursued through various creative means, such as hosting colloquia and encouraging positive student-faculty interaction. All events and meetings aim at developing meaningful relationships that encourage cooperative learning, research, and writing.
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Raíces Latinx Student Association
The purpose of the Raíces Latinx Student Association is to provide space for students at the school of theology who are from or share the culture of any Latin America country, to support each other, and to discuss the needs of our specific community.
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Korean Students Association
KSA recognizes the concerns and needs of Korean students in the School of Theology through community and support. Most of the Korean Students in the School of Theology originally come from Korea and share the same cultural identity. To retain our culture and friendship and also to express common concerns, the Korean Student Association (KSA) provides students with comfort and safety so that we can feel at home. Furthermore, KSA tries to help those who need information on studying tips, life in Boston, etc. KSA is open to other ethnic group students and is pleased to invite those who are interested in Korean culture, sports days, movie days, etc. KSA expects to see more friends beyond boundaries of ethnic, language, and cultural differences. Come and join us!
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Sacred Worth is the School of Theology’s student group committed to the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the church, academy, and wider society. Sacred Worth exists because LGBT persons, like other minorities, represent a population of God’s beloved children historically marginalized by the church and society. Sacred Worth serves as a community of support for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities wishing to partake in God’s creation and building community, as well as working for the full inclusion and recognition of its liturgical traditions and other ecclesial gifts in the academy and the parish.
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The ThECOlogy Club seeks to discern an ecological vision of prophetic discipleship in the face of ecocide and issues of eco-justice. Incorporating spiritual discipline, personal transformation, and community/political activism, the recently formed THecology Club wants BUSTH to lead and support a prophetic witness for the dying planet, including the disproportionate effects of toxins and climate change on impoverished and minority communities, both locally and globally. We are establishing mutually supportive relationships with other BU groups and with local parishes and communities, as we also seek to promote green curricula and awareness at the STH, and to transform the STH into a beacon of ecological justice. We also have a lot of fun!
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Unitarian Universalist Student Association
The current mission of UUSA is to: support one another in spiritual growth and vocational discernment, support one another in navigating STH and UUA requirements, serve as ambassadors of STH to prospective UU students and support incoming UU students, maintain a connection with UU STH alumni and support a network among alums.
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Student Interest Groups
We assist future chaplains discern their calling and navigate the School of Theology course work.
Dual Degree Students
Our group brings together dual degree students for better info sharing and support.
MyCRO (My Cup Runneth Over) is a student interest group that meets at local microbreweries for fellowship and beer education. In addition, we believe that coming together with food and drink enriches relationships and deepens trust among friends.
Nourished strives to provide space for students to explore food, faith, and holistic well-being. We are passionate about nourishing our own spiritual formation as students and seek to better understand issues related to food and well-being by delving into their intersectional, socioeconomic, and community dynamics.
Reformed Student Association (RSA)
We hope to create a space for students from the Reformed tradition to gather and build community within STH and represent the many churches around the world that subscribe to Reformed Christianity.
Our mission is to help awaken people to their human being. One way we do this is through sponsoring weekly meditation.
Southern Fried Theologians
STH Students of Color
We support students of color at STH and promote awareness of issues that affect our community.
The purpose of the Peer Pairs program is to help support students in their transition to the first semester of the School of Theology. Each new student who desires to participate will be assigned a Peer Pair who is in their second or third year at the School.
International Student Association
We serve the international student community of the School of Theology through fellowship and by working with STHSA and the deans to support our international students in their specific needs.
This School of Theology group is for folks who have reading difficulties. We host and encourage reading groups, reading “buddies” (online and real-life) and other reading-related activities.