“I went to San Diego State on a full-ride scholarship for ROTC the year after the university had the biggest drug bust in college history and it centered around the Fraternity system and Playboy magazine named San Diego State the number 1 party school. I went to have a good time and party hard. I did exactly that and by then of my Fall semester ended up feeling completely empty. In response to that emptiness I thought joining a fraternity would satisfy me by being able to party more. One of my first parties in my fraternity I met a guy drinking water from a red cup (Red Cup Proxe beginnings), I thought it was vodka. Something drew me to him because he was having a blast, not judging anyone, and genuinely caring for other guys. He explained he was not drinking in that setting anymore after becoming Christian. Over the semester we became friends and he became my big bro in my fraternity. He invited me weekly to a bible study at a sorority house called Greek InterVarsity. After half a semester of nothing adding up, one night in a sorority house I gave my life to Jesus. I loved InterVarsity because they were willing to meet me where I was at and valued my input during Bible study that was super non-judgmental. I loved their pursuit to go to every corner of the campus even a party in a Fraternity house. ”
For more than 75 years, InterVarsity has had a vital presence on hundreds of college campuses, courageously proclaiming Jesus as Lord, seeking his kingdom, and engaging in discipleship around Scripture.
Draw people to Jesus as Savior and Lord
Teach students to respond to God’s Word
Engage people of all cultures and ethnicities
Encourage service to God’s purposes in the world
Students and faculty decide to follow Christ every month
Chapters on 770 campuses
International students involved
World changers developed as followers of Jesus
The majority of young people today are not fans of church. Only 1 in 5 says attending church is very important to them.
You can reach them by investing in campus ministry, bringing a student-led gospel presence to every corner of every campus.
For eight consecutive years, InterVarsity has been awarded 4 stars (in a 4-star rating system) by Charity Navigator, a nonprofit rating organization. This rating recognizes InterVarsity's strong fiscal management, and is based on InterVarsity's program stability and low fundraising expenses.
InterVarsity pledges financial accountability through our charter membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). The ECFA seal assures donors that their gifts will always be used appropriately for InterVarsity's ministry.
"Only 3 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least eight consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA outperforms most other charities in America.
This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."
—Michael Thatcher, President, Charity Navigator