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Community Life as a Perkins Student.

As a seminary student at Perkins School of Theology, you will experience a welcoming and diverse community where you and your uniqueness is valued.

Community Life as a Student at Perkins.

As a seminary student at Perkins School of Theology, you will experience a welcoming and diverse community where you and your uniqueness is valued. The Office of Student Life and Community Engagement offers warm hospitality and care for the community of students, faculty and staff of Perkins, where we study, learn, grow, worship and experience God together.

It’s our goal to create unique opportunities designed to cultivate connections with one another on campus or through hybrid learning, at Southern Methodist University, and the greater community. Whether it be through common meals, social events, programming and worship services, we want Perkins to feel like your home away from home.

Experience community beyond the formal classroom setting. At Perkins, encounter members of the community while participating in leadership development, vocational exploration and community building. We’re here to listen, connect, support and celebrate your life and the lives of all of our students, faculty and staff.

Creating unique opportunities that cultivate connections.

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Student Organizations

Perkins is filled with students who are active in their church, community, and seminary. 

Community Life students studying

Community Life

Perkins hosts a variety of community spaces that bring students together.

Academic Excellence

Annual Conference Events

Friends, Alumni and current or prospective students are invited to attend Annual Conference gatherings.

Discover Perkins

Prepare to Serve

Prepare to Serve

Our groundbreaking Intern Program allows students to transform classroom knowledge into actual practical experience before graduation.

Diverse Community

Diverse Community

We believe cross-cultural immersion experiences best teach students to build intercultural relationships, resolve cultural conflicts and guide intercultural ventures.

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

The combination of courses taught by renowned scholars with a diverse list of degree programs best prepares students for a wide variety of roles in ministry.