In the past, students have had bad experiences with destructive religious groups that aren't affiliated with UMass Lowell or the Campus Ministry Association, and not subject to the collaborative code of non-proselytization and mutual respect on which the Campus Ministry Association is founded.
These groups often distort who they are and what their agenda is, as they contact students, particularly newcomers, at the university.
They tend to be characterized by the following:
You're especially vulnerable to destructive religious groups if you're lonely, feel overwhelmed by decisions or responsibilities or find yourself wishing for someone else to organize your life or your priorities.
All the members of the Campus Ministry Association are committed to mutual respect and non-proselytization. We oppose religious harassment and manipulation, and we affirm the roles of personal freedom, doubt and open critical reflection in healthy spiritual growth.
If you believe that you are being recruited or harassed by a non-Campus Ministry Association group, contact the Campus Ministry Association or the Office of Student Affairs.