Uniting Diverse Faiths through Baha’i Ideals

The purpose of the Baha’i Association at the University of Florida is to stimulate students in their search to find relationships between modern life and their spirituality. The aim of the Baha’i Association is to foster relationships with like-minded groups and individuals. Baha’i is a relatively new religion, and it originated in Iran. Although this … More Uniting Diverse Faiths through Baha’i Ideals

Sikh Students Seek Faith through Small Community

The Sikh Student Association is an organization that holds meetings and events on campus to spark active and philosophical exploration of Sikhism. This religion is often misconceived as part of the Islam religion, but it is actually very different. This campus groups strives to dispel these misperceptions and invoke an understanding of the faith by … More Sikh Students Seek Faith through Small Community

Jewish Student Union as a Bridge to Community

The Jewish Student Union at the University of Florida is an organization that aims to represent and serve all types of Jewish students. Their goal is to be a liaison between the different Jewish organizations on campus. JSU’s Vice President, Laura Laufer, said, “We aim to be a meeting place for everyone and have a … More Jewish Student Union as a Bridge to Community

Diving into Spirituality through Krishna Lunch

Krishna Lunch is a staple at the University of Florida. This authentic vegetarian meal has been served in the Plaza of the Americas for over forty years. Prepared and provided by the Krishna House located at 214 NW 14th Street, this traditional lunch is dished out by volunteers at the Plaza every week. Krishna Lunch … More Diving into Spirituality through Krishna Lunch

Creating a Community Within a Muslim Minority

Islam on Campus is a religious organization at the University of Florida that is dedicated to providing a safe space for Muslim students to practice their beliefs and establish a community. This club focuses on the social and educational aspects of the religion. They hold various events that are fun and informative for both members … More Creating a Community Within a Muslim Minority

Navigating for Christ

The University of Florida campus and the surrounding Gainesville area does not lack Christian ministries. There is a multitude of Christian organizations for students at UF and Santa Fe to get involved with, and one example of these many ministries is the UF Navigators. The UF Navigators are an interdenominational Christian campus ministry that began at … More Navigating for Christ

College (part 1)

I am currently hurling down the highway in the back of my dad’s silver SUV, looking back on the past year of my life. I can’t quite put into words how I feel about my first year in college. Recently, I was asked if college was what I expected it to be, and I realized that I … More College (part 1)