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about the religious advisors association

Mission Statement

The Religious Advisors Association exists to assist campus ministers and religious leaders in their ministry to the University community. It also seeks to promote understanding and fellowship among the members themselves in order that they might contribute more significantly to the whole educational process at Michigan State University.


In the mid-1940s Dr. Tom King, Dean of the Office for Student Affairs, invited campus ministers to an informal discussion at a luncheon in the Student Union. The initial invitation grew into monthly gatherings of ministries with members of the College’s Administration.  As enrollment grew, the Religious Advisors Association developed as a more formal organization with officers - President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer – and rules for membership.  The Association continues to function in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

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religious advisors association executive board

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