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 biweekly in the Lightsey Auditorium on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. throughout the semester.

Attendance is monitored. Alternate chapel services are also offered throughout the semester, allowing students to receive credit when scheduling problems arise. To graduate, you must earn 48 chapel credits.

How to Receive Chapel Credit

In-person:

Scan your BucNation App, “It’s a Buc’s Life”, on the way out of chapel.  (Please note that occupancy will be limited, so to experience chapel, students need to arrive early.)

On-line:

  • Sign in using Blackboard.
  • Watch the video and answer 3 of the 5 questions correctly at the conclusion.
  • Chapel quizzes will be open from Wednesday at 2pm to Tuesday, the following week at 11:59pm.

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


Chapel Schedule

Aug. 25: Prayer First 
Sep. 1: Dr. Costin, President’s Chapel
Sep. 15: Anthony Evans, Music Artist
Sep. 22: Dr. Ben Phillips, dean of the College of Christian Studies
Sep. 29: Rev. Alex Sands, SCBC President
Oct. 6: Chapel
Oct. 13: Chapel, Homecoming Week
Oct. 20: Major General Rodney Lewis
Oct. 27: Rev. Jon Davis
Nov. 3: One Accord Gospel Choir
Nov. 10: Rev. Dr. Tony Evans
Nov. 17: Alex from Rwanda, Operation Christmas Child
Dec. 1: Horton School of Music – JOYous Sounds of the Season!

Jan. 12: Rev. Associate VP Jon Davis
Jan. 19: Rev. Dr. Ron Harvell
Jan. 26: Rev. Steve Turner, GenSend Leader
Feb. 2: Rev. Darrell Ravenell and Gospel Choir, Black History Month
Feb. 9: Valentine’s Day (Students, Faculty, and Staff Panel)
Feb. 16: Rev. and Assistant Dean Tim Grant
Feb. 23: CSU Professor
Mar. 2: CSU Professor, Women’s History Month
Mar. 9: Spring Break
Mar. 16: Student Leaders Interview (Post-Mission’s Trip)
Mar. 23: Rev. Dr. DJ Horton
Mar. 30: VP Clark Carter
Apr. 6: Dr. Forrester, Horton School of Music
Apr. 13: President Dr. Costin, Passion Week
Apr. 20: Dr. Costin, Dr. Fish, VP Clark Carter, Program Director J. Reed, Academic and Student Life Awards 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