Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is RUF at USF?

RUF at USF is the local chapter of Reformed University Fellowship, the official campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. For more than 30 years RUF campus ministers have been reaching students for Christ and equipping students to serve. Though receiving oversight from the PCA, RUF chapters are non-denominational in terms of their fellowship. Students from all denominations are welcome.

2. What does "Reformed" mean?

In the simplest terms, the word "Reformed" simply refers to the theology and confessions that arose out of the "Reformation." Therefore, RUF's theology is in full agreement with historic, orthodox Protestantism.

3. Is RUF a Bible study only for Christians?

Absolutely not. RUF at USF is open to all who are looking to consider the truth claims of Jesus Christ.

4. What does RUF do?

RUF's ministry is composed of several kinds of activities.  To stay updated on what RUF is doing through the year, please take a look at our events or request more information.  Here is a simple list of our activities:

  1. Campus-Wide Meetings

  2. Small Groups

  3. Individual Pastoral Meetings

  4. Service Events

  5. Conferences

5. Can you contact my student?

RUF is a ministry of the Church.  We are more than happy to contact your student and give them a personal invitation.  However, we do request that you notify your child before contacting us.  Furthermore, we cannot compel any student to participate unless they want to do so.

6. But what if my student doesn't like RUF?

RUF may not be the ministry for everyone.  Therefore, we are more than happy to suggest other ministries on campus to see if they can be a help to your student.

7. I would like to give financially to the ministry of RUF.  How do I do that?

RUF functions totally upon the gifts and contributions of friends of the ministry.  Contributions are, of course, tax deductible and receipted with every donation. Click here to find out more about how you can participate in this ministry to Harvard.