Over the past 30 years we have helped launch and support Christian Grad Fellowships on over 70 campuses. The student led, staff Coached, leader teams (usually 3-4 grads) are provided strategy, curriculum, resource tools, funding, and an annual Leadership Summit to connect with peers from other Fellowships to compare growth models. Universities like Texas Tech had a thriving team that guided 30+ peers connected through weekly email updates, group discussions and campus speakers. UC Davis, LSU and Colorado State are currently looking for new leaders to connect with peers in the network. Dartmouth, SUNY Buffalo and U South Carolina have faculty ready to help guide leaders to greater impact. Bowling Green, Buffalo and UA Birmingham have had thriving Fellowships in the past and simply need someone to begin connecting the believers once again. Syracuse, Alabama and UN Las Vegas are ready to engage you in deep discussions about faith in academics. Thriving groups at Mizzou, UN Lincoln, UGA, TX A&M, Oregon St and UCF are waiting for YOU!
Start a Fellowship
1 - Begin The Conversation
If you believe there is room for a Fellowship on your campus, then the first step is to call or email us. By partnering with us, we are able to offer financial assistance and coaching as you get started. We can walk you through the process, offer mentorship, help develop a team around you, and provide books and curriculum for your new grad community.
As a leader, you will also be invited to our national Leadership Summit each year where you’ll learn from scholars across the nation and get a chance to network with other student leaders. The task of beginning a new Fellowship is daunting. Don’t attempt it alone!
2 - Become Official
In order to make the most of your efforts, you will need to register as a student organization on your campus. Most colleges and universities require signatures from other students who are interested in getting started.
You will also be asked to submit a constitution, which we can provide. We will also work to find a faculty advisor for your Fellowship, a professor who can mentor you while lending credibility to your new organization.
3 - Hold A Launch Party
Even our biggest Fellowships still host launch parties at the start of each semester. This is a chance to share the vision of your new grad community and grab the attention of other Christian grads. We can help you organize this, provide funds to get started, market the Fellowship, and work with area ministries to back you up.
4 - Meet Regularly
Once you have built your list of contacts, now is the time to book a room on campus and begin meeting regularly. We suggest meeting at least every other week, preferably on a weekly basis. You will be given a menu of curriculum items to choose from. Once you make the decision, we will provide books to your entire group for your discussions.