Student Organizations

Black Student Caucus               


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Contact person: President, Cassandra Henderson 
                       Vice President, Elizabeth Pollard, 

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Andrea White

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The Black Student Caucus was established to sustain and enhance African American identity, awareness, and cohesiveness on the Emory campus and at Candler School of Theology. The Black Student Caucus serves as a support group for African American students and as a context for the study of issues facing African American ministry. Through interest groups such as Sistah Circle and Brother/Man, the Black Student Cauc

us seeks to foster better communication between all persons through dialogue that promotes respect for and understanding of cultural and religious differences, and the needs relevant to those differences. The Voices of Imani provides the Candler community with a magnificent blend of gospel and contemporary music. Black Student Caucus is open to all.

Candler Baptist Community

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Contact person: President, Micah Benson,  

Faculty advisor:  Dr. David Key

The Candler Baptist Community is a student-led organization that gathers regularly for fellowship and support. The CBC consists of students from several Baptist denominations, and it encourages dialogue among all who share in the Baptist heritage. Periodic luncheons provide an opportunity for conversation and sharing. The purpose of the CBC is fourfold: (1) to provide support for Baptist students preparing for ministry; (2) to provide opportunities for networking and job placement in cooperation with the Baptist Studies Program; (3) to raise awareness of issues of importance that affect Baptist students at Candler; (4) to promote theological education that is enriched and enlivened through ecumenical dialogue and relationships.

Candler Creation Keepers

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Contact person: Hannah Ebling-Artz,

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Jennifer Ayres

The Candler Creation Keepers offers community for students who want to explore their devotion to God as expressed through Creation care. We are responsible for maintaining Candler's Educational Garden and meet regularly to tend it. We also plan and lead several events as part of Emory's Earth Month celebrations, including outdoor worship services, a preaching pageant, and an alternative transportation breakfast that aims to provide sustainably grown and justly traded coffee and food for students who get to Emory via bike, bus, car-pool, or any means alternative to single-passenger car. We enjoy fellowship over meals made from locally produced foods, and work to promote greater ecological awareness here at Candler and in our local congregations.

Candler Evangelical Society 

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Contact person: President, Danielle Simpson, 

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Candler Evangelical Society

The Candler Evangelical Society is an interdenominational organization whose purpose is to minister to, support, educate, and reach out to the larger Candler community. CES believes the Bible shapes, expresses, and evokes a transformative faith, which is supreme faith in and patterned after Jesus Christ, especially God's redemptive activity in Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. CES seeks to explore the richness of the Christian heritage, paying special attention to traditions of the evangelical faith culture. Participants in CES seek to grow spiritually and theologically through an open and appreciative encounter with the broad range of theological positions and concerns found within the Candler community.

Candler International Student Association (CISA)

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Faculty advisor:  Dr. Jonathan Strom


CISA represents the broad variety of international students within the Candler student body. The students delegate a representative from each country to form the association's executive committee. The purpose of CISA is to create and encourage a harmonious community for Candler's students, faculty, and administrators. To this end, CISA aspires to raise awareness of international concerns, provide a forum for discussion of such issues, enable students to share their gifts and talents, and support international students in their academic pursuits at Candler. It is hoped that by participating in and sponsoring activities such as workshops, worship services, community conversations, international lunches, and other special events, CISA will build community. CISA welcomes everyone to be a part of its community.

Candler Latin American Community

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Contact Person: President, Josue Quintanilla, 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wesley de Souza

The Candler Latin American Community (CLAC) is a community of students that provides fellowship, expression, and support for Latino/a students at Candler, and any other students with interest in Latin American culture. The CLAC grants Candler’s Latino/as an intentional space of sharing ways in which their cultural backgrounds intersect with their academic, spiritual, ministerial, and personal lives. The CLAC seeks to enrich conversations surrounding diversity and culture at Candler up lifting up a distinctly Latin American perspective. As Latin America spans a number of countries with their own unique values, we aim to recognize Latino/as in their similarities and differences. The CLAC meets three times per semester. All students at Candler are welcome to join and participate in the CLAC.  


Candler Women

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Contact person: President, Christy Oxendine, 

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Liz Bounds

Candler Women seeks to provide community support and advocacy for women. Candler Women also plans and participates in worship services for women, Women's Week activities, and Women's History Month, and it promotes the program in Women, Theology, and Ministry. Candler Women co-sponsors events with other Candler groups that minister to the whole Candler community and/or support issues of reconciliation and justice. Membership is open to all who are associated with Candler.

Emory Korean Graduate Student Association

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Contact person: President, Jee Hae Song, 

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Karen Scheib

The Emory Korean Graduate Student Association contributes to the Candler and Emory communities by enriching students' multicultural, social, and academic experiences. Networking and shared interests in Korean/Korean American ethnicity are supported through this organization.


Order of St. Luke

This organization is currently inactive.

The Order of St. Luke is an ecumenical religious order in The United Methodist Church whose members vow to live the sacramental life and to carry out liturgical scholarship, education, and practice. Along with the Office of Worship, the Order of St. Luke leads Morning Prayer and provides leadership for worship services. Along with the Office of Student Programming, the Order provides for special activities that relate to sacraments and liturgy. The Order meets twice a month to worship together and help in the spiritual formation of its members and friends.

Pan Methodist Connection

Contact person: President, Monique Scroggins, 

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Teresa Fry Brown

The Pan Methodist Connection seeks to provide educational support, networking, spiritual well-being, and a sense of community for students who are members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Connection's purpose is to encourage Christian witness at Candler by challenging people to recognize the presence of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. In order to achieve this mission, the Connection strives to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship in an environment that seeks to encourage growth and discipleship; encourage students, faculty, and administration to analyze their values and ethical beliefs from a Christian perspective; provide a connecting link between local African Methodist Episcopal churches and students; and develop ways of working together ecumenically with other campus organizations.

Sacred Worth

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Contact person: President, Zebulun Treloar,

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Anne Burkholder

Sacred Worth is organized to support the diverse expressions of human love and sexuality among all of God's children and is committed to acts of justice, education, conversation, and celebration with Candler, Emory University, and the larger community. Sacred Worth hopes to be a prophetic voice challenging institutional practices and personal attitudes that limit the diversity of human sexuality, and seeks to make the community a sager, more loving, and respectful place for all people. Sacred Worth welcomes all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual or gender orientation, age, or disability and works for the full recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, heterosexual and cisgender persons who feel called to lay or ordained ministry.

Social Concerns Network

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Contact person: President, Jessica Turner, 

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Beth Corrie

The Social Concerns Network (SCN) seeks to support, coordinate, and nurture social actions and activism that emerge from our faith commitments. It promotes the living out of theology in an effort to question and transform political, economic, and social structures in society and the world. Recent activities include participation in protests, letter-writing campaigns, prayer and worship services, a workshop on how to nurture a green university, and direct activism on campus. Group discussions have focused on diverse topics ranging from homeless youth to political involvement in the presidential election to unionization. In general, the people of SCN strive to support justice issues within the Candler community wherever they emerge.

Other Student Groups

Student groups not chartered by Emory University Student Government Association but supported by Candler Coordinating Council include, Candler African Theological Student Association, Candler Society for Multiracial Congregations, FamilyLink, Cultural Competency/Conflict Transformation Project, and the Young Adult Seminarian Network.