…today, there are many people groups’ best and brightest youth who are being educated and trained in our American colleges and universities….
I came to NCSU from a small school with a graduating class of only 38 students- so you can imagine my shock when I stepped onto NC State’s campus as just one of almost 5,000 freshmen. On such a big campus, it was easy to feel lonely, sad, and lost…
Arriving at NC State, I was eager to be involved on campus. I grew up in a Christian home and had personally surrendered my life to Christ over a year before beginning college. I wanted to find a group of student believers.…
I've known I wanted to be involved in full-time ministry since I was a young teenager at an altar during an Arizona youth camp. I always assumed I would work in a church … But when I was introduced to the work of Chi Alpha on the university campus, I knew that I had found my sweet spot.
Carolyn’s story of coming to college is like many others. Growing up in a Christian home laid a foundation for her faith, but when she came to college she needed to find a community to continue to grow…
“My time at NC State would not have been the same without Chi Alpha. This community laughed with me, cried with me, ate with me, sang with me, camped with me...you get the picture. Chi Alpha does life together…”
“I wasn’t a Christian when I showed up for freshman year, but students from Chi Alpha helped move me in…”
“Before I joined Chi Alpha, I was a clamshell Christian, priding myself on how strong I appeared on the outside but terrified to open myself up to others…I found myself, and more importantly, the King of kings and Lord of lords through XA, and I am committing to giving my resources to help other students do the same.”
“XA creates communities that foster holistic growth. Students have a safe place to ask life's hardest questions.”
“Chi Alpha helped me not to step away from God when entering a secular university where many students are more worried about grades or partying than their walk with the Lord.”