Religious Life Home
Welcome to Religious Life
At the center of Religious Life on campus stands the Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel. Over 9,000 attendees supported the 31 chapel worship services during the 2009-10 academic terms. The services are led by the Dean of the Chapel, Dr. Hal Warlick, and are planned and run by the Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel, composed entirely of students. The primarily all-student congregation collected over $10,400 in offerings, providing much-needed contributions to local outreach agencies such as the Salvation Army and the Open Door Ministries. These ecumenical services are truly designed so the whole student body can gather and worship together. They are held on Wednesday afternoons to allow students to observe the Sabbath at their chosen places of worship in the greater High Point area.
Consequently, High Point University has its own effective academic, service and worship paradigm at the center of its ministry and outreach to students. The ecumenical campus ministry through the chapel puts forth a united ministry and does not create organizations on campus composed of denominational or theological parts of religious traditions. Rather, it works through area churches and synagogues.
The University also provides a variety of religious organizations, worthy of involvement and participation by all students. A Religious Life Expo is held each year following the first chapel worship service, to give students at the very beginning of the college experience an opportunity to explore the various religious and service oriented organizations and to meet some of the University’s student leaders. Religious Life groups include The Board of Stewards, Team United (formerly Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Campus Crusade for Christ, The Association of Jewish Students, College Life, Alpha Delta Theta (Christian service sorority), Delta Iota Alpha (Christian fraternity), and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.