Undergraduate Religious Studies Association (URSA)

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URSA provides students with opportunities to socialize, and plan events with other students and faculty interested in religious studies. Students need not be religious studies majors or minors to participate in URSA. All undergraduate students interested in religious studies are welcome. For more information please contact the office, religion@iu.edu.

Upcoming URSA Events

Join us on Tues, November 6th at 5:30 pm in Sycamore 100 for the first meeting of the USRA spring symposium planning committee (with cookies!). URSA organizes an undergraduate research conference where students can present their original work that pertains to religious studies every spring. This year, we’re starting the planning process by forming a committee to organize the event. Come if you’re interested in getting involved with undergraduate research, learning about what academic conferences are like in a low-pressure setting, or learning about event planning and management!

URSA Mission Statement

The Undergraduate Religious Studies Association (URSA), a group open to religious studies majors as well as non-majors, seeks to be a vibrant forum for the exchange of ideas among curious minds. By extending discussion outside the classroom, URSA hopes to enhance each student's educational experience. To this end URSA will work to connect students in dialogue, both among themselves and with the faculty of the religious studies department. URSA's aim is to provide a discussion setting that is not only educational, but also enjoyable, taking the form of public lectures as well as movie nights and faculty-led discussion lunches. Beyond the campus, URSA aspires to be a link to the Bloomington and Indiana communities by organizing field trips to places of religious and scholastic interest.