Student and campus ministers meeting at tables in lounge

I used to think that a mentor is someone who gives you advice. Or teaches and exposes you to new information. Or trains you to follow in their footsteps. All that’s true to some extent.

But having had several great mentors and having mentored many students myself, I find that there’s something even more fundamental: A mentor is someone who helps you see more clearly — and in doing so helps you become wise.

Seeing the World More Clearly

Having gone before you, whether in career or spiritual matters or just life in general, mentors can share what they’ve seen and heard. They offer advice on the path ahead. They inform you about the shortcuts and pitfalls. Speaking from their experiences, they help you plan and navigate your own journey now and after college.

By Ashlye Vanderworp and Emily Baez

We had the opportunity to sit down with the Director of InterVarsity’s LaFe, Orlando Crespo. He shared about how God is using LaFe in this generation of students on campus and what he’s most excited about.

By Steve Tamayo

I’ve pulled together five small steps you can take today to help open doors of friendship on campus — lessons drawn from my decades of awkwardness and awesomeness.

By Taylor Straatmann

I came into college with burning questions: Was the gospel really true, or was being Christian just a cultural expectation I had from where I grew up? Could following Jesus actually be good for me? Maybe moving to Boston was a chance to start over with new people and finally get some answers.

By Emily Baez

The summer after my sophomore year of college, I prayed to God for a community of friends. My time thus far in college had been dull and I knew something seriously important was lacking in my life. Shortly after, I got plugged into InterVarsity on campus and made a ton of new friends.

By Adam and Christine Jeske

Each fall brings a few million new students to campus in the U.S., and the transition to college is one of the great hallmarks of life in our culture. Or, to put it more colloquially, it’s freakin’ crazy. In fact, here's an ode written especially for that experience we all know as Freshman Move-In Day...

By Drew Larson

Are you getting ready to move to campus soon? Packing for college can be a confusing process. As usual, InterVarsity is here for you!

By Jason Gaboury

After my disastrous encounter in the deli with Kyle, I decided to learn everything I could about loving people through faith transitions. As someone deeply committed to the way of Jesus, how I treat other people in their moments of doubt, disillusionment, and disbelief matters.

When she was a student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, God used InterVarsity to give Emma a deep love for the Bible, build friendships, and spark her calling into ministry. But after she graduated, Emma’s former InterVarsity chapter dwindled and eventually closed. Then, one day, Emma got a phone call out of the blue.

By Nathan Peterson

Inherently, we know that the act of breathing, blinking, existing isn’t enough. We were made for more. We want to feel alive. And whether we’re aware of it or not, the way we go about our lives shows what kinds of things we believe will give us life.

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