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Not your typical Monday night: StuMo Late Night impacts TCU

Aliyah Howell
Moe Salas gives a sermon on perspective at the University Baptist Church for Stumo Late Night on Monday, Feb. 19. (Aliyah Howell/Staff Photographer)

Once a month, TCU students gather in the University Baptist Church on Monday at 9 p.m. for Student Mobilization (StuMo) Late Night.

StuMo Late Night is part of a national ministry that brings students together for snacks and a message about Christianity as part of an effort to build spiritual leaders on college campuses.

StuMo was founded in 1986 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and has since expanded to nine other states, according to the organization’s website. There are now over 25 StuMo campuses, TCU being one of them. 

TCU students indulge in a cereal bar provided by Stumo staff during Stumo Late Night. (Aliyah Howell/Staff Writer)

StuMo’s TCU campus ministry was established in the fall of 2009 by TCU graduate Kendal Rader.

“I think StuMo helps college students navigate a lot of the challenges that come with being out on your own for the first time,” said Moe Salas, a campus staff member for the organization.

“A lot of the time people don’t know where to look when they are facing challenges,” Salas said, “and StuMo is really helpful in pointing you in the right direction.”

Megan Sarhatt, a sophomore marketing major, tables for StuMo Late Night and encourages others to attend.

“My favorite thing about StuMo Late Nights is the people,” Sarhatt said. “I think they’ve challenged me and pushed me so much in my faith, but they’re also there to support me and love me when times get hard.”

Megan Sarhatt (back left) and Amy Ellard (back right) table for StuMo Late Night with fellow attendees. (Aliyah Howell/Staff Writer)

One person within this support system is Amy Ellard, a University of North Texas graduate, who also tables StuMo events on TCU’s campus.

“I couldn’t imagine doing anything after college except for helping college students grow in their faith like someone in StuMo did for me,” Ellard said.

Anyone is welcome to attend StuMo Late Nights and is encouraged to get involved in the ministry, said Ellard.

As StuMo continues to grow on TCU’s campus, so do opportunities to get involved. Along with Late Night, StuMo offers other events, such as SMC and Kaleo, which are helping to connect TCU students with other StuMo chapters across the nation, according to the organization’s website.

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