Experience Community Worship

CSU Chapel seeks to provide our campus community with a corporate worship experience that connects us with the thoughts and heart of Jesus creating a generation to live for HIS name. Chapel is held weekly in the Lightsey Auditorium on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. throughout the semester. Ashby 204 has been reserved for the entire year for any students with audio-sensory sensitivity and/or PTSD.

Attendance is monitored. To graduate, you must earn 48 chapel credits.

How to Receive Chapel Credit


Scan your BucNation App, “It’s a Buc’s Life”, on the way out of chapel. 

A full-time student needs six chapel credits each semester.

Chapel Schedule

Aug. 23: Prayer Chapel
Aug. 30: President’s Chapel (Postponed to Oct. 4th due to inclement weather)
Sep. 6: Hope in the Spirit – Rev. Duce Branch, Christian rapper and SEBTS professor
Sep. 13: Dr. Jody Jennings, Vice President for Student Life
Sep. 20: Changed by the Gospel – Sam Arp, CSU student
Sep. 27: Growing in the Gospel – Dr. Ben Phillips, dean of College of Christian Studies
Oct. 4: President’s Chapel – President Faulkner
Oct. 11:  Homecoming Chapel – Rev. Eli Byrd, alumnus, associate pastor, First Baptist Church (Douglasville, Ga.)
Oct. 18: Living out the Gospel – Dr. Justin Deeter, alumnus, lead pastor, Redemption Church (Wilson, N.C.)
Oct. 25: Dr. Ryan Pack- Senior Pastor at Riverland Hills Baptist Church
Nov. 1: Celebrating Jesus in the Gospel – One Accord Gospel Choir + Chapel Worship Team
Nov. 8: Equipped by the Gospel – Rev. Dr. Ron Harvell, director of the Dewey Center for Chaplaincy
Nov. 15: Operation Christmas Child
Nov. 29: Christmas Chapel – Horton School of Music

Jan. 11: Gabe Giardina
Jan. 18: Rev. Steve Turner, GenSend Leader
Jan. 25: Rev. Jay Strack, SLU
Feb. 1: Rashan Frost
Feb. 8: Dithson Noel, NAMB
Feb. 15: Trell Ross, Pioneer Church
Feb. 22: Rev. Tim Grant and the Gospel Choir 
Mar. 1: Scott Klusendorf
Mar. 8: Spring Break
Mar. 15: Lee Clamp
Mar. 22: Rev. Dr. DJ Horton
Mar. 29: Dr. John Avant, Life Action Ministries; Former Sr. Pastor FBC Concord
Apr. 5: Dr. Costin and Horton School of Music
Apr. 12: Dr. Ron Harvell
Apr. 19: Awards Day Ceremony

I began attending Charleston Southern after a 10-year stay in the United States Air Force. When I first realized chapel was a graduation requirement I still didn’t take it as seriously as I should have. Now, after having completed 52 pages worth of chapel makeups, I can say that I get it. Chapel was never a chore or an inconvenience. It was a privilege. A privilege that I overlooked. Maybe this was the way I was supposed to understand what the purpose of chapel was and the impact it has.

Derrick S. McMichael,Football Coach at Fort Dorchester High School