Mission & Idenity What if I am not Catholic?


Wheeling Jesuit University welcomes students from all walks of life, faiths and religious backgrounds. As a Catholic and Jesuit University, we advocate for a holistic development; which intrinsically includes one's personal religious and spiritual growth. We promote the practice of faith in our students, faculty and staff while holding fast to the principles of religious freedom; encouraging individuals and groups to practice as they choose.

You do not need to be Catholic to participate in any of our campus ministry programs. By participating in retreats, small prayer communities, community-service opportunities, and service-immersion trips, we all learn about other faith traditions and spiritual journeys. Our campus ministry staff wishes to help students grow into persons of faith regardless of denomination during their formative college years.

Look at our Other Places to Worship page for a list of local faith communities in the Wheeling area. If you need help, we would love to help you find one that fits your needs.