The Catholic Student Association (CSA) is sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.
CSA is a registered faith based student organization at the College of Charleston with representation on the CofC Religious Life Council.
All students who register at a Sunday Mass or CSA event, all campus Catholics, and all who desire to join are considered members of CSA.
Many partners support this college ministry.
Daughters of St. Paul
The Daughters of St. Paul are dedicated to evangelization in Charleston area and open their home to the students and other young adults.
Need a break? All students are welcome to stop by the garden tea room for snacks, tea and fellowship… each month women students join them for a discussion about figuring out their futures with God’s help… their Catholic bookstore contains a small, quiet chapel open daily to the students… and the sisters are always there to listen!
The Neighborhood House is a community outreach organization located just a few blocks from campus, offering many programs to those who are economically poor, marginalized, or oppressed; including, a daily lunch program, food pantry, clothing center, adult education classes, and front porch library.
Throughout the year CSA gleans from the Saturday Farmers’ Market to collect fresh produce for the Neighborhood House families. Toiletries and clothes are collected. Blankets for the homeless are purchased. New bedding is gathered from Sleep Number for family distribution.
CSA offers neighborhood breakfasts to build personal relationships with these wonderful families and individuals.
Diocese of Charleston
The Catholic Diocese of Charleston comprises the entire state of South Carolina with Charleston as its See city. Founded in 1820 by Pope Pius VII, it is one of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States.
Our bishop is the Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone.
CSA works closely with the Office of Vocations which offers monthly Discernment discussions for men in the area as well as those hosted for women by Daughters of St. Paul. The office also works with the Office of Young Adult Ministry.
Catholic Volunteer Network
The Catholic Volunteer Network is a national agency connecting students to over 200 both domestic and international service learning immersion opportunities. An awesome find for a gap year, post-grad discernment, or a summer or school break experience.
St. Patrick Parish
St. Patrick Catholic Parish serves as the students’ ‘home away from home’ parish. The community welcomes students to all of their activities and services and provides several fellowship meals for them each year.
College of Charleston
CSA works with the CofC Offices of Civic Engagement and Institutional Diversity to promote many, awesome experiences.
CSA also partners with other college faith-based clubs in programs, such as blood drives with Jewish Student Union, Buddy Pack program with Muslim Student Association, and Interfaith Dialog with Religious Life Exchange