Department of Religious Studies

Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG)

We are a group of undergraduates concentrating in Religious Studies, dedicated to establishing camaraderie and communication amongst RS concentrators.

We provide opportunities for undergraduates -- concentrators and enthusiasts alike -- to take part in departmental student events. Through movie screenings, lectures, and social events, we aim to develop critical awareness concerning what it is to study religion in an academic setting. We are also invested in building relationships with the graduate students and faculty, taking an active role in the shaping of the RS program.

To join the DUG or to participate in DUG activities, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, or the DUG leaders.

Director of Undergraduate Studies

DUG Leaders

Upcoming DUG Events

We have two exciting events coming up

RS Alum EventWhat's Next? Come talk (and eat!) with recent Religious Studies grads!

Talk with former concentrators about how Religious Studies connects to the varied things they're doing now! 
Tues., Nov. 16, 2021
5pm: Meet with alums on Zoom (email for the link)
6:30pm: Eat/talk @ 59 George (Shirley Miller House)

Email for more information.







Crash Course in EthnographyCrash Course in Ethnography

with Dr. Kera Street, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in Religious Studies 

Are you interested n studying religious life as it's lived today? Do you want to interview people or visit a community (in-person or online!), for a class or maybe fro an honors thesis? Come get a crash course in ethnographic field methods from Dr. Street, who does in person and digital ethnography in her own work!

Thurs., Nov. 18th @ 6:30pm
Shirley Miller House | 59 George Street | Room 101

Food provided! Come learn + talk + eat with the RELS DUG!

RSVPs appreciated (

Additional Information

The Bishop McVickar Prize is awarded for the best senior honors theses on any topic related to the academic study of religion
Religious Studies is the main place on campus to study religious life around the world, in various historical, geographic, and political contexts.