Why we're here

Westwood House is a student-led community that meets for service, worship, food, fun, and study. We are a Christian organization that welcomes the involvement, perspectives, and leadership of all people.

Students of any faith, race, ethnicity, or orientation are welcome to come, eat, and talk. We are a Reconciling in Christ community. All students are welcome, as we value diverse understandings and backgrounds. Westwood is an inclusive community that welcomes people of all faiths or no faith at all. Worship is on Wednesday evenings at 7 P.M. All people of all faiths are welcome to receive communion.

Westwood House offers free meals and a food pantry to those who are food insecure.  The food pantry is open 4-7 P.M. on Sundays and Thursdays. We are conveniently located at 1421 W. 19th Street, just west of the corner of 19th and Naismith. 

Free meals are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Wednesday nights (6 P.M.) are vegan night, where tasty and healthy meals are provided. Thursday nights (6 P.M.) are Ikigai Noodles, a fresh and delicious take on ramen. Sunday night dinners (5 P.M.) are prepared by Chef Jan Loux. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.


Westwood House brings together two campus ministries with long histories at the University of Kansas: Wesley KU and Lutheran Campus Ministry at KU. Lutheran Campus Ministry began in the 1920s at Trinity Lutheran Church. The first Lutheran Campus Pastor was called to KU in 1962. Like Moses and the Israelites, LCM KU wandered around Lawrence, until finally reaching Westwood House in 2013.