For the past several summers there has always been a Summer Cru presence for students and this year because of COVID-19 we are doing a digital Summer Cru starting on Monday, June 1st. The special aspect of being digital is that many more can be involved because you don't have to be in Columbus to participate. There could be a possibility that we are able to connect in person late summer but we aren't able to accurately make that decision at this time. We are excited for the summer sunshine and we can't wait to connect!
What will happen during Summer Cru?
To receive more information and to get involved, click above to fill out a form that will help us better organize for the summer.
Discussion and Q&A with Heather Holleman
Monday, July 20th at 7:30pm on Zoom
Join us for an engaging night!
This an event that you won't want to miss. To kick off our summer outreach week we have the opportunity to hear from Heather Holleman live on Zoom. She is an author, professor, and speaker - she actually spoke at the most recent Winter Conference in Indianapolis. She will first share thoughts on being seated and sent in our relationship with God and then we will have the opportunity to ask her questions. She is excited to be with us and we look forward to having her help us launch into our outreach week and into the school year as we engage with God and others.
For more information on our outreach week click the graphic and you'll be taken to our Outreach page.
Social Justice Partnerships
As a Christian community on campus, we value participating in God's kingdom mission by proclaiming the gospel through words and through being God's hands and feet in our world. To that end, we partner with four organizations on campus and globally who we can come alongside in their visions to serve.
The Aruna Project
The Aruna Project creates lifelong freedom through employment marked by holistic care to sexually enslaved women. By combining the best of non-profit and for-profit, we envision a day when every young woman is free to choose her own adventure.
You can participate in this cause by running in the OSU Aruna 5K Run and purchasing their handmade assortment of products. If you have questions or would like to be involved with coordinating the run and other opportunities contact: Quin Strouse
Global Orphan Care
Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans. We exist to love and care for orphaned and vulnerable children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.
To get involved contact Back2Back OSU Chapter Co-President: Lexie Kuczinski
International Justice Mission
Combatting Injustice and Slavery
IJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. They will do this through the rescue of slaves, working with police to put slave owners in jail, and working to fight slave trade at its foundations to put the whole system out of business.
To get involved in awareness efforts, outreach, fundraising, for this cause contact IJM-OSU Outreach Director: Lauren Lucas
In the Fight for Children with Cancer
BuckeyeThon is the largest student run philanthropy in the state of Ohio which raises funds and awareness for the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
To get involved in awareness efforts and the annual Dance Marathon contact CruOSU BuckeyeThon Team Leader: Rachel Copes
We are also involved in our city and local communities throughout the year. We do this through two unique opportunities and work to interact with nonprofit, government, and church organizations in the city during the school year.
1) Spring Break Engagement and Service Trip
2) Summer Cru
Organizations that we have partnered with are listed below. If you'd like to be a part of these engagement opportunities or would like more information about the partnering organizations please contact Cru staff member: Quin Strouse