Chi Alpha was established in 1953. We are located on more than 300 campuses in the United States with more than 30,000 students involved. For more information visit www.chialpha.com
For Parents & Pastors 1. What is Chi Alpha (XA)?
2. What church are you associated with?
3. How can I help my student get involved?
4. Can I have someone from Chi Alpha contact my student?
5. What is your relationship with my student's university?
6. Can I find you during freshman orientation?
7. Is there a chance I can meet the staff or see Chi Alpha myself?
8. What can I do to help?
1. What is Chi Alpha (XA)? Chi Alpha is a network of college ministries located on over 300 campuses across the United States. We are a student community earnestly seeking Jesus.
2. What church are you associated with? On campus, Chi Alpha holds an interdenominational stance, meaning we welcome students of all faiths to belong. As an organization, we are an outreach of the Assemblies of God fellowship to the college campuses of the world. Get more info about our parent organization at Chi Alpha's national site.
3. How can I help my student get involved? You can help your student get involved in a lot of different ways. You can check out the website of your student's Chi Alpha chapter for details on activities planned - find links on our Locations page. Road trips are always great for getting to know a campus and making friends, so we hope that you encourage and support your student to come to our annual conferences and mission projects.
4. Can I have someone from Chi Alpha contact my student? Absolutely! We know that despite all the ways to find us online and on campus, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. We would be happy to have one of our staff members contact your student by email or Facebook to help get the ball rolling. Click hereand send us an email with your student's name and which school he/she is attending!
5. What is your relationship with my student's university? All official Chi Alpha groups are (or, in the case of new groups, are in the process of becoming) fully registered student organizations on their universities. This usually requires certain standards to be met by the group, such as creating and adhering to a Constitution & Bylaws, attending informational and training sessions by the university, and being under the supervision of a faculty adviser from the university. These standards are put in place by most universities to ensure the safety of your student and Chi Alpha groups are happy to comply.
6. Can I find you during freshman orientation? As a district, we encourage each of our groups to be available during freshman orientations, usually held during the summer. Most of our groups have information tables set up during a university-sponsored organization fair and you are welcome to find us there for more information about a specific group! You can always contact your student's campus group directly to find out if/when they will be participating in freshman orientations or details on all of their specific Welcome Week activities - visit our Locationspage for links to each group!
7. Is there a chance I can meet the staff or see Chi Alpha myself? Parents are always welcome to attend our weekly gatherings. To find details like when & where, visit our Locations page for links to each group!
8. What can I do to help? Chi Alpha, like many other missions organizations, is dependent upon the support of family and friends. We always welcome the financial contributions of parents, local businesses, and churches. If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved and what that might look like, please visit our Donations page.