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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA HQ

Every Corner, Every Campus

Madison, WI   |  http://intervarsity.org

Mission

Ministering both nationally and locally, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty on U.S. college campuses. We minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, service opportunities, and life-changing conferences and events. We focus on the college campus as our mission field because we believe today's universities shapes tomorrow's leaders. Our vision is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed.

Notes from the nonprofit

In 2018-2019, InterVarsity had 1,121 chapters on 772 campuses. Many campuses have more than one chapter, which may include separate outreaches to international students, nursing students, sororities and fraternities, athletes, artists, and ethnic minority groups, as well as faculty and career-specific graduate student chapters. During the 2018-2019 school year, 34,513 core students and faculty were actively involved in InterVarsity. Of that number, approximately 60% were women and 40% men.

Ruling year info

1985

President

Mr. Tom Lin

Main address

P.O. Box 7895

Madison, WI 53707 USA

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Formerly known as

Inter-Varsity

EIN

36-2171714

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

College campuses are in desperate need of the real hope that Jesus offers—now more than ever. Hundreds of campuses have no current Christian ministry--many are in underserved geographies (particularly rural contexts) or primarily made up of underserved people groups (like Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and more), or community colleges. We want every student and faculty member to be one person away from hearing about Jesus, regardless of campus context. Whether in-person or virtually, InterVarsity is working to start new ministries so that students and faculty continue to develop as disciples of Jesus in Christian community and non-Christians have opportunities to hear the Gospel.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Increase Outreach on Campus

Providing training and resources for staff ministers, students, and faculty to reach out to increasing numbers of men and women on college campuses with the Christian faith, and helping people grapple with issues of the day and see how spirituality intersects with those issues.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adults

Increasing the number of students and faculty involved in InterVarsity and increasing the number of campuses that have an InterVarsity presence.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adults

Preparing the Millennial generation of students to follow Christ for a lifetime. InterVarsity is helping students and faculty deepen their relationships with God and develop into devoted disciples of Jesus who go out and help others follow and love like Jesus.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2014

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of campuses with an InterVarsity Christian ministry.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups

Related Program

Reach More Students, Faculty, and Campuses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Recent decreases due to campus closures during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning to in-person ministry is leading to increasing numbers once again.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goals in our current 5-year plan (2018-2023) include: Starting new ministries to reach 1,000 campuses, partnering with more volunteers, churches, and organizations, and support a thriving staff team. Our over-arching goal is to reach the 20 million college students with the Gospel. Therefore, we seek to reach out to more students and faculty on more campuses with the Gospel, inviting them to become followers of Jesus and people who can help reveal God's kingdom on campus and in the world.

InterVarsity establishes and advances witnessing communities on college and university campuses that follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: contributing towards growth in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world.

InterVarsity is working to reach every corner of every campus with 1,049 chapters on 691 campuses (at the end of our 2021-2022 fiscal year). InterVarsity chapters minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large group gatherings, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, and life-changing mission trips.

After several several difficult years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, InterVarsity is encouraged by the signs of progress we are once again seeing in our campus ministry. Chapter planting and evangelism are essential components of InterVarsity's ministry. Overall participation from core students and faculty (those that participate in at least 50% of ministry activities) was up 6% during the last academic year (2021-2022) We saw 65% more new new believers last year--1,557 women and men decided to follow Jesus because of InterVarsity communities. A recent survey showed 87% of InterVarsity students and alumni read the Bible at least weekly, compared to 25% of non-InterVarsity Millennials. We will continue to seek even more growth in the years ahead. With the signs of revival breaking out across the country, our 2030 Calling urges us to keep moving ahead and continue reaching out to students and faculty on all U.S. campuses by the year 2030.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ed Ollie, Jr.

Campus Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, North Campus

Term: 2020 - 2024

Elizabeth Nielsen

First Presbyterian Church, North Palm Beach, FL

Kenneth Elzinga

University of Virginia

William C Gates

Retired

April Hanson

Vice Chair

Jimmy Quach

Good Paper

Alvin Padilla

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Bishop Claude Alexander

The Park Church, Charlotte, NC

Joanne Cheng

Jellyfish

Dallas Creson

Retired

Andy Crouch

Praxis

David Liu

Essential Products

Holly Liu

Kabam

Kara Powell

Fuller Theological Sminary

Sandy Shugart

Retired

Beth Stephenson

Willis Stein & Partners

Tom Lin

President, InterVarsity/USA

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/30/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data