Religion at Eastern Michigan University

A guide to religious activity on Eastern Michigan University's campus.

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) was very active; they waged campaigns in the fall, greeted students when they arrived at Eastern from the train station, had membership committees, and desired that every girl at Eastern should truly know Jesus.

The YWCA’s events often received over 100 guests, and in 1902 they hosted the YWCA Michigan Convention.  Another successful event covered in a newspaper report mentions a YWCA initiation ceremony in 1915 that included 175 girls carrying a light candle, and wearing white dresses. Another indicates a Valentine's Day party complete with a mandolin player, bible reading, and tea service. Other parties included Halloween, Christmas and Washington events.