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 Abby Gitlitz.

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.

Undergraduate Religious Studies Association Spring Symposium

March 24-25

"Word of Mouth: Religion, Community, and Narrative"

Spend a weekend in conversation. Join undergraduate students from across the Midwest in thought and discourse. We seek to celebrate all that produces and is produced by devotion. Featuring examinations of gender-nonconformists, national monuments, zombie fiction, and more, "Word of Mouth" will foreground the context — the culture and fellowship — of religion.


Friday, March 24 - Georgian Room

Saturday, March 25 - State Room East

Inquiries: Anna Groover acgroove@umail.iu.edu

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