When you hear the letters “S.M.T.” during announcements or in the newsletter, this refers to UC Berkeley Newman Hall’s Student Ministry Team. The SMT’s mission is to build God’s kingdom here at Cal by outreaching to students on campus, running community events, hosting studies to answer difficult questions of the faith, giving spaces of deep prayer, and providing opportunities for charity work through service events. The team is broken up into five specialized committees which are run by the SMT Core, a team of 12 students who coordinate all of the many programs and events. Being a student at Berkeley is crazy, time consuming, and challenging, but the SMT is ultimately here to help remind any student that God is there for them through all of the struggles they will face as a Catholic at Cal.
SMT Exec is the team of people who help coordinate SMT. We work to help other committees carry out their ideas, programs, and events. However, our primary mission is to help the SMT grow together in relationship with each other and with God.
Comm Comm's mission is to facilitate the formation of organic, virtuous friendships through social bonding. Our events create casual environments for people to de-stress and grow in fellowship with their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Halloween Party, Newman Formal, Study Hall, Karaoke Nights, Guardian Angel Program
Education and Faith Development
Our mission is to help the student community deepen their understanding of the faith and to live out the faith in their daily lives.
SEEKERS Bible Study/Mini-Retreats
Our mission is to bring more awareness to the beautiful ways we can practice our faith in the chapel by bringing to light the traditions of our faith. Our events are meant to foster a better understanding of the liturgy in general and to help students feel more connected to God.
We organize: Thursday night adoration and Mass, feast day celebrations, pilgrimages and more!
We are the arms and legs of evangelization on campus, seeking to make Christ visible and accessible at Cal.
We handle: Branding & Merchandising, Social Media Coverage, Photography/Videography, Tabling on Sproul
Our mission is to help and serve the community within Newman and outside Newman with strong communication and humility.
We coordinate student involvement in: Berkeley Project, Loaves and Fishes, Cards for Veterans, and so much more!