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 Chapel 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 in the Christian tradition, held on the first Sunday of fall term. 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 Chapel
Wednesdays, 12:00-12:40PM in Hughes-Trigg Theater

Listen to Underground podcasts here

Calendar of Campus Ministry events here