Catholic Student Union

Mission Statement

On CSU, we acknowledge that none of us have it all together.  We'd just like to grow into our very best selves, and we know we have a better chance if we do it with each other!  CSU is part of the great community at the CSC.  Membership is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, language proficiency and/or preference.

We provide different types of spiritual, social, and service opportunities ranging from casual hangouts at the Catholic Student Center to fun excursions off campus. Our events are aimed to help students explore and deepen their faith, build a community of love, and support the formation of lifelong friendships!

All are welcome at our events, members and non-members, Catholics and non-Catholics!

CSU Programs

The Catholic Student Union helps organize and run:

Welcome Team- a group of sophomore, junior, and senior CSC ambassadors who have committed to being a connection to the CSC for other students, especially freshmen. These students walk to Mass from the 40 with anyone who wants to join, flyer dorms, and most importantly, get to know other students! If you’re interested in being part of Welcome Team, email Jay at

Interested in being part of CSU?

Email Jay at and he would be more happy to assist you : )

Annual Events:

Fish Fry

Rootbeer Kegger

Drexel Dialougues 

Gratia Plena

Dollar Dinner

Freshmen Escape




Thank you to our previous 2017-2018 Board:


Jay Schroeder

Hey y’all! My name is Jay Schroeder and I am your CSU President! I’m a senior at WashU, majoring in Physics and minoring in Film and Media Studies. I’m (technically) from Minnesota, but I didn’t move there until I graduated high’s a long story, ask me about it some time! You’ll frequently find me hanging out around the CSC, whether it’s for my Core Community, LXG, CSU, or actually getting some work done. Prior to serving as CSU President, I was one of the Awakening Coordinators in 2017, so I’ve kept myself busy through being involved in the CSC. Outside of the CSC, you can find me volunteering at the Children’s Hospital, directing a Lord of the Rings committee in Model UN, leading a Physics PLTL group, working with L.I.V.E., and facilitating The Date. After college, I plan on taking a gap year and then going to medical school to (eventually) become a pediatrician!

Service and Social Justice Chair

Mary Grace Gorman

Hi everyone! My name is Mary Grace, and you might also hear people call me MG or MGG. I’m a junior from Wooster, OH, and I’m studying Religion & Politics, Children’s Studies, and Spanish. This is my second term serving as your CSU Service and Social Justice chair, and it has been a joy to learn more about the hidden gem that is Catholic Social Teaching with others through discussion and service. When I’m not just hanging around the CSC, you can find me preparing for CSU’s Awakening retreat, tutoring elementary school kids from Spanish-speaking families through Ninos, Cambios, Puertas, or baking something sweet at my apartment. I’d love to get to know you this fall semester, because I’ll be studying abroad in the spring in Chile para mejorar mi español. After college, I plan to go to law school and work as an immigration lawyer or juvenile public defender.

Spiritual Chair

Ingrid Herrenbruck

My name is Ingrid Herrenbruck & I am CSU's Spiritual Chair! I am a junior in the Olin Business School, studying Organization & Strategic Management and Marketing, with a Philosophy minor, and I am from Salina, KS. Spend 24 hours at the CSC & you're basically guaranteed to run into me, or at least hear me. I am the founder of Gratia Plena (the CSC's undergraduate women's community), a Core Community leader, table leader for this year's Awakening retreat, and the student leader for the 2019 Agape Service Immersion trip to El Salvador. I also compete on the WashU Triathlon team & work as the CCHD intern at Catholic Charities of St. Louis. I love to do the Cha Cha Slide & I'm hoping God lets me wear my orange Birkenstocks in heaven one day.

Interfaith Chair

Celia Kennedy 

My name is Celia Kennedy and I am a senior at WashU. I come from the great state of Minnesota and am double majoring in both English and Classics.  In addition to serving as the Interfaith Chair on CSU, I also act as the managing editor of the Kairos journal and the president of the Gaelic Cultural Society, as well as singing in the choir!

Publicity Chair

Lauren Kang 

My name is Lauren and I’m the Publicity Chair for CSU this year. I am a sophomore majoring in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry and double-minoring in Spanish and economics, and I’m originally from Portland, Oregon. Outside of CSU, I am a member of both a social sorority and the professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma, serve on the executive boards of the Korean Student Association and the Culinary Arts Society, and am a fitness and nutrition Peer Health Educator. This year I was also a program leader for Connect 4, the CSC’s pre-orientation program.



Liam Mardis

Hi, my name is Liam Mardis. I am from St Louis, MO. I am a senior at washu and major in finance and marketing and minor in religion and politics. I am very involved at the csc, as I am an awakening coordinator this year. In addition to this, my hobbies include golfing, reading, and hanging out with friends.