Knowing Jesus and Making him Known

Cru began in 1951 on the UCLA campus with the vision of reaching college students with the Gospel today, change the world tomorrow. Cru began at Chico State in the early 1970s and since, hundreds have come to trust in Jesus. After almost 70 years as a missions organization, Cru has grown to have a global presence in 191countries across the world. God is moving in the hearts of students in Chico and it is a privilege to come alongside them in their spiritual journey through college. 

What We Value

  • Giving every student the opportunity to hear about the life-changing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
  • Authentic relationships--a place to know and be known.
  • Safe environment and community for people to question their beliefs and ask questions about Christianity
  • A diverse community that celebrates and gives value to God's purposeful design of different ethnicities and cultures. 
  • Growing in a deep relationship with Jesus.
  • Teaching students how to share their faith with others  
  • Sending students from Chico State and Butte College on summer missions around the world to bring the Gospel to other nations. 
  • Sending Christ-centered laborers into the workforce after graduation.

Photo provided by Christa Boynton