Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life

For more than fifty years the Office of the Chaplain at SMU has provided guidance, nurture and support for students, families, faculty and staff on their journeys of faith and living in this collegiate setting.

Our mission as a chaplaincy includes the support and nurture of faith development and ethical growth of all members of the SMU Community through reflection, study, both corporate and private worship, critical discourse, prayerful social action and community service.

 We invite you to discover the resources of the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life at SMU! 


  • Inside Perkins

    What does it mean to be a church-affiliated University? Learn more


    Underground is a weekly gathering of students, faculty and staff for praising God, prayer and encouragement. Underground is a Christian service, where all are welcomed...a spiritual break in your busy week. Learn more

  • Perkins

    University Worship is an all-university Sunday morning service held on the first Sunday of term, Homecoming Sunday and Senior Sunday in the Christian tradition. Learn more

  • Stained Glass

    The Office of the Chaplain oversees multiple campus ministries whereby students are strengthened spiritually and intellectually in their chosen faith tradition. Learn more


  • Underground
    Wednesdays, 12:00-12:40 pm in Hughes-Trigg Theater

  • Listen to Underground podcasts here