Cru


Fact Sheet: Campus

"If you ask who the big man on campus is at the nation's colleges these days, don't be surprised if the answer is ‘Jesus.’ "
—Katie Couric, CBS Evening News: Eye to Eye

FOUNDING   

1951, by Bill and Vonette Bright on the UCLA campus

MISSION

Cru's campus ministry is committed to offering students and faculty a chance to know Jesus and take the gospel to the campus, community and world. Cru serves as a resource on high school and college campuses through educational, social and spiritual programs that range from large, campus-wide events and conferences to small, intimate Bible studies and accountability groups.​

LEADERSHIP

Mark Gauthier, executive director, has served with Cru since 1986, beginning at Harvard University then expanding the ministry to students in the greater Boston area. In just five years, he led a team to establish a ministry presence on 27 Boston campuses.

In 1996, Gauthier joined the executive leadership team, which provides guidance and direction to thousands of Cru staff and volunteers on high school and college campuses. He moved into his current role in 2003.

SCOPE

Cru is:

  • served by more than 3,300 missionary staff

  • engaging more than 82,300 students and faculty in 2,481 groups on high school and college campuses

  • present on some 366 international campuses

  • working within ethnic, linguistic, social and professional identities including: athletes and coaches (Athletes in Action), international students (Bridges International), Hispanics/Latinos (Destino), Asian-Americans (Epic), African-Americans (Impact), Korean-Americans (Korean Campus Crusade for Christ), Native Americans/First Nations peoples (Nations), South Asians (Design), ROTC members (Valor), professors (Faculty Commons), and fraternity and sorority members (Greek Life)

  • reaching more than 370,000 unique visitors each month through EveryStudent.com

PROJECTS

Big Break

Big Break is a series of one-week mission experiences that gathers students from colleges and universities from all over the country. In 2015, more than 3,000 students participated in Big Break conferences at Panama City Beach, Florida, and Los Angeles.​

Winter Conferences

Located regionally and led by regional campus ministry staff, Cru's Winter Conferences generate momentum, excitement and vision for some 10,000 students each year.​

International Relief

Locally, nationally and globally Cru helps students meet spiritual and physical needs of those suffering from social injustices (like human trafficking) or natural disasters.

ONLINE

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