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Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is the Campus Ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. Our hope is to extend the Gospel of Christ through the following ministries:


Serving approximately 18,000 college students on over 175 campuses in America


Serving International students attending American universities on over 20 campuses


Serving college students on 7 International campuses across the world

Why RUF?

A Mission that Matters

College is a marketplace of ideas. For millions of students, it’s a time when their beliefs are challenged, new perspectives are encountered, and major life decisions are made. This is where RUF shows up. Ministry staff head to campus each day to love students, teach the scriptures, and build communities that embody Christ’s love. The impact of RUF stretches beyond the college years; it prepares students to love Jesus for a lifetime. 

A Place You Are Cared For  

Let’s face it — ministry can be a tough road. In RUF, we proactively push back on the tendencies that can leave ministers feeling isolated or exhausted. Whether it’s the life-giving community you have with fellow RUF Campus Ministers or the shepherding provided by Area Coordinators, we want our staff to experience the care we seek to bring to college students. As one Campus Minister put it, “Even on my hardest days, I know I am not alone.”

A Place You Can Grow

RUF is a place where you can exercise your ministry gifts as you grow personally and professionally. To equip and refresh our staff, we gather twice a year for week-long staff trainings where Campus Ministers have the opportunity to learn in a community that does ministry together. Campus Ministers spend time with their peers, reflecting on themselves and their ministry work, as well as time in formal trainings where experts help them think practically and theologically about ministry. Our goal is to provide the support that each Campus Minister needs in order to approach this job from a place of spiritual and professional health.

Quick links

“RUF has proven itself to be one of the most effective campus ministries in the nation. It is fruitful in both evangelism and discipleship… It produces thousands of solid church members, hundreds of future lay leaders and elders, and dozens of new church planters.”


+ Let us know you’re interested – Fill out the RUF Interest Form
+ Learn more about RUF and meet with a recruiter during a seminary visit.

+ Set up a time to connect with an RUF recruiter, either during a seminary visit or on the phone by emailing

+ The college campus holds a unique ministry context with opportunities and obstacles abounding. We want to discern with you if campus ministry through RUF is a good fit through our Assessment process.
+ Email to apply.

Campus Minister (usually 12-18 months prior to graduation)
+ Dates: July 11-13, 2023 | Atlanta, GA, October 24-26, 2023 | Denver, CO
+ Cost for Campus Ministers | Personal Travel & Meals

Late Fall and Spring of final year in seminary
+ Assessed candidates are recommended to Presbyteries
+ Presbytery Committees interview candidates (Nov-April)
+ Hired candidates begin June 1st

Our beliefs

We believe that God is at work renewing all things. We embrace our need for Christ, the authority of Scripture, and the mission of the church to reach all people with the hope of the Gospel. This motivates our hearts for God and our love for college students.

Our Vision

Our vision is to equip college students during their most formative years, preparing them to sustain and grow the church for years to come. We seek to engage and disciple the next generation of leaders so that when they graduate, they enter the world bolstered by Gospel truth, ready to live as servant-leaders in their churches, jobs, families and communities. 

Interested in learning more about ministry on the college campus or what it’s like to work for RUF?

We’ll be visiting seminaries throughout the year and would love to meet you! Join our staff for a one-to-one conversation,  lunch on campus, or a casual evening gathering. 

2023 Schedule

RTS DC – March 27
Metro Baltimore – MarCH 28
RTS Orlando – March 29
Covenant – March 30
RTS Houston
Trinity Evangelical

July 2023 Assessment – Dates: 11-13, Atlanta, GA

October 2023 Assessment – Dates: 24-26, Denver, CO