Campus Ministries

Synod Campus Ministries at UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-Whitewater

Campus ministry invites people in academic settings to fellowship, worship & bible study. It provides a safe place to build leadership skills as well as discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples.

Click on the link above to donate securely online to our Lutheran Campus Ministries. Simply choose your donation amount and then choose Campus Ministries in the “To:” field and your gift will be directed towards the work of our three ministries.

Click on the link above for a prayer “toolkit” sharing resources for offering prayers individually or as a congregation for the students and the ministries of Lutheran Campus Ministry in our synod and beyond.

Campus Ministry Sunday

The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin sponsors three campus ministries, at UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-Whitewater. Campus Ministry Sunday provides an occasion to highlight campus ministry in prayer, spread the news about campus ministry to your members, and encourage financial support for these programs. To participate, simply complete the form below to indicate which day you plan on organizing Campus Ministry Sunday at your congregation/ministry. Afterwards, the Synod Campus Ministry Oversight Team will contact you to provide liturgical resources and ask if you would like a member of the Synod Campus Ministry Oversight Team to join on your Campus Ministry Sunday.

Ministry Settings

UW Whitewater Campus


A trip to a cathedral, synagogue and mosque invited students to more fully understand their neighbors. Christian, Jewish and Muslim students all traveled together to learn about each other and their different faiths.

LCM at UW Whitewater is a joint ministry between the ELCA and the Episcopal Church USA

Contact: Pastor Madeline Burbank –

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UW Platteville Campus


No stereotypical beaches and beverages for students from UW-Platteville.
Their spring break service trips have them working in shelters, aiding persons
with HIV, preparing and serving meals. In a nutshell, being Christ in the world.

Contact: Vicar Andrew Perger –

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UW Madison Campus


As the first campus ministry site in the country, there is a long history of deep
and rich ministry. Bread and wine are shared, prayers are spoken,
faith is nurtured. Campus disciples are sent.

Contact: Rev. Emily Tveite, Campus Pastor –

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Resources & Links

Resources to Promote Campus Ministry in your congregation:

12 Month Guide to Campus Ministry (pdf)

Connect your students to campus ministry by contacting the campus ministry directly.

We invite you to join us in becoming a Friend of Campus Ministry! Through worship, study, fellowship, and service, members of these academic communities experience the fullness of God’s grace through your generosity.

Studying at a school outside of our synod?

LuMin, the Lutheran Camus Ministry Network of the ELCA, is a network of inclusive faith communities on and near campuses celebrating God’s love and grace at over 240 colleges and universities across the country.