Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life

Campus Ministry Council Resources


Every Campus Minister is appointed and credentialed through the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life.

New campus ministry applicants must complete the following forms and submit them to the Office of the Chaplain ( along with a copy of their job description and an introductory letter from their ministry:

Application for Campus Minister Connected to Sponsoring Organization

Volunteer Chaplains-Staff Letter of Appointment 

Any campus ministry wanting to start a new ministry at SMU should contact The OCRL for more information.

Information for Religious Life Student Organizations (RLSOs)

Religious Life Student Organization Policies


Mandatory Meetings

Campus Ministry Council meets monthly on the second Tuesday of September, October, November, February, March, and April, 2:00-3:00pm.  These meetings are required of all credentialed professional campus ministers. Two or more absences of any recognized group will result in loss of CMC membership and jeopardize charter status.

Risk Management Compliance / Mandatory Organizational Meeting (MOM)

All organizations participating in activity on campus will be required by Texas State Law SB1138 to complete Risk Management Training. These training sessions are to be attended by four organizational officers and advisor. An advisor is defined by law as anyone who leads and guides an organization and is not a student at SMU. For members of CMC, this means a credentialed professional minister or faculty/staff advisor plus four officers. For student-led communities the requirement will be the advisor of the group (staff/faculty) plus four officers or members. Failure to do so will result in termination of privilege to exist on campus.

MOM training is now also offered online through Connect.smu


If you park a vehicle on campus, you must have a parking permit. Campus ministers are responsible for their permits. Go to Parking & ID Services for more information.

SMU Name Badge

If you would like to order an SMU name badge, email with the following info:

  • Name (as you want it to appear on your badge)
  • Your title
  • The name of your Campus Ministry