Student Organizations

Each CTS student brings her or his own interests and experiences to the Seminary. There are several organizations and programs that fit the needs and interests of most students. Here is a list of the active student organizations at CTS and their contacts:


The Bayard Rustin Society seeks to serve the unique needs of Black GLBT students while studying and examining civil rights icon Bayard Rustin’s organizational strategies to effect social change for Black GLBT people, the Black community and the community at large. It is based upon black liberation theological principles.
Contact: Terence Mayo


The Charles Shelby Rooks Society (Rooks) honors the first African-American president to lead a predominantly white theological school. This organization celebrates diasporic ties to Africa, academic excellence, cultural, community, spiritual and social cognizance, and activism. As President of CTS from 1974 to 1984, Dr. Charles Shelby Rooks was committed to theological education, the public responsibility of the church and the training of African American church leaders.
Contact: Erica Weathers  and Jamel Garrett 


The Heyward-Boswell Society serves as the outreach and support group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community and their supporters at CTS. The society strives to bring its prophetic gifts of witness and education to bear in proclaiming God’s work in all lives, regardless of sexual orientation.
Contact: Wei-Jen Chen
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The mission of the International Student Organization (ISO) is to have an all-inclusive international body at CTS, bringing all degree programs together. We want to share our culture, ministry, fellowship, and encourage one another, as well as contribute to CTS community building and towards its goal of preparing ‘next leaders’ for faith communities and beyond. Our hope is to build religious leadership from the multi-diverse cultural and denominational perspectives, bringing various ministerial and professional skills together and nurturing a global understanding of ministry.
Contact: Haeman Hong-Shin 


This organization fosters a community of learning among Doctoral students and seeks to assist in preparing them for academic vocation. This organization fosters a community of learning among Doctoral students and seeks to assist in preparing them for academic positions.
Contact: Quincy James Rineheart


This student government organization consists of six elected representatives of the CTS student body. They serve as liaisons and advocates for the student body to the faculty and administration. They serve on the Academic Council and represent the students to the Board of Trustees.
Advisor: Rachel Payden
Student Representatives: Haley Hudler, Terence Mayo, Jaime Fluker, Geraldine Idom, Ab Weeks, Andrew Dutton.

Guidelines & Templates

Download these useful marketing templates for your organization. We offer branded flyers and posters in both copy and image-driven designs. Simply download your organization’s logo below and use it to replace the “template” logo on the flyer or poster. A full suite of logo styles are available for each group; see your group leader for these extended file-type options. Please reference the Brand Guidelines for Student Organizations and general CTS usage guidelines as you add your own content. If you have questions about these guidelines or need help with your layouts, please contact the Office of Communications.

Logos & Fonts

Download your organization’s logo below for both general use and for the above flyer and poster templates. You will also need to download our branded fonts to use the templates. Our main text and body copy font is Muli. Our complimentary headline and the title font is English Gothic and is used in all caps. Please reference the usage guidelines as you add your own content.

English Gothic Muli

Request/Renewal Form

March/Picket Signs