Fall Getaway is the can't miss event of Fall semester for Cru at Ohio State and Central State. Together we head away from campus for a weekend of community, worship, learning, reflection, and fun. Whether you've been connected to Cru all year, or you've just started to come around, Fall Getaway is a great way to dive in, grow in your relationship with God, and meet new friends!
Freshman Leadership Team (FLT) exists to give freshmen the opportunity to meet other freshmen involved with Cru and to form community around pursuing Jesus, to grow as followers of Christ, and to take more ownership of the movement of Cru at Ohio State.
At FLT, we will hangout, have fun, do life together, grow in our understanding of leadership, and most importantly, discover how the good news of the Gospel applies to our daily lives! If you are a freshman, we hope to see you there!
Whether you're already connected to a small group or just getting to know Cru, join us for some free food, yard games, and dancing as we celebrate the beginning of the year!
January, 27 2023
Feel free to reach out to a small group leader, staff member, or the website connect form if you have questions!
This March we will be sending three Spring Break trips out from Cru at Ohio State, Columbus State, and Central State.
One will go across the globe to our partnership in Bratislava, Slovakia. This team will spend 5 days on college campuses in Bratislava learning about the country and culture, and engaging in spiritual conversations with students there. Click here for more info and to sign up for Slovakia Spring Break.
The second will be a new trip to Panama City Beach, Florida. This is a great option for any student. We will spend our mornings investing in spiritual growth through individual and group devotionals, in the afternoon we will be given training and tools to spend time on the beaches of PCB having spiritual conversations and sharing about Jesus, and in the evenings we will share meals together and enjoy relaxing time in community. Click here for more info and to sign up for Florida Spring Break.
The third trip will be right in our own backyard: Columbus Spring Break. We will be joining in with organizations in the city to serve our community in tangible ways. The trip will involve service projects, learning opportunities, and time for fun in community with other Cru students on the trip! Click here for more info and to sign up for Columbus Spring Break.
Special Event: RealLife w/ Dr. DiSilvestro
Is it possible to be an academic and to believe in God? With all the scientific tools that we have at our disposal, how can someone believe that Jesus really rose from the dead? Join us on September 29, as Dr. Disilvestro, an Ohio State professor of Human Nutrition, shares why he believes it is reasonable to believe in God.
Audition for the 2023-2024 RealLife Worship Band!
We are looking for individuals with a passion for music and for leading others in worship to audition for the new school year!
Summer Missions with Cru
You can spend part or all of your summer growing in your faith alongside other students.
What's this all about?
Summer Missions give you the opportunity to spend anywhere from a week to 10 weeks of your summer growing in your faith. You'll have a chance to meet people from across the country and around the world. You will get to study the Bible with others, share your faith, and build friendships that can last for the rest of your life. It's a grand adventure that you won't ever forget!
Where can I go?
You can go just about anywhere. This summer buckeyes are heading to Slovakia, Chicago and Ocean City, New Jersey, but there are Summer Missions in tons of other places. Head to the Cru Summer Missions page to check out other locations and to learn more!
Men's and Women's Events
Men's Night 2022
February 11 at 6pm at New Life Gahanna.
Men's night is a time for men all over campus to grow closer to one another and to God through sharing a meal together, talks about God, reflection, conversation and fun. Come with us for a night of fun and growth! The cost is $5 and includes a catered dinner. Sign up here!
Women's Overnight 2022
February 11-12 at Encounter Church
Women's overnight is a time when women all over campus come together to seek the Lord and reflect and share with each other. Through activities, breakout sessions, and time to hang out and connect, come with us to grow in our faith and become closer God and to other women in Cru! The cost for this year is $10 and includes Breakfast on Saturday morning.