Why Campus?

We’re passionate about reaching college students because over and over again we’ve seen that college students are open to Jesus. Away from their family of origin for the first time, but far from the rootedness and ruts of later adulthood, college students are primed to meet a life-changing Messiah.

“ The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

-Luke 10:2



University of Illinois at Chicago is the birthplace and hub campus of CCI. It acts as a microcosm of Chicago and the world, as the largest and most diverse university in the city. With over 80% of students being native Chicagoans, UIC reflects the city’s own racial and religious diversity—as well as a large international population. That’s why we run our fellowship training out of UIC’s campus. You can meet someone from any background at UIC; that makes it the perfect place to hone your own ministry skills.



Illinois Institute of Technology is a competitive, technical university in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. It boasts a heavily student-led Cru movement, which, with the help of some of our CCI staff, partners with Cornerstone Anglican Church in Bridgeport.

The Future


Our prayer at CCI is to get to launch new movements that launch new movements every year until every school in Chicago has a vibrant, church-connected, gospel-centered movement. There are exciting new possibilities on the horizon as God is opening doors at previously unreached schools. Will you join us?

Considering Applying?

Check out our digital Explore CCI Weekend!

February 12th and 13th

We set the bar high for graduating seniors, and so should you. Your next step is the launchpad not just for your career, but for the next chapter of your spiritual life. We’re looking for fellows who are hungry to learn, ready to serve, and on fire for the Lord Jesus.

Application Instructions

Click the link below, and it will take you to Cru’s U.S. internships application. There, follow these steps: Apply Now > Log in > Begin to fill out the application. > Position, “US Intern.” > Complete the personal info page and read the FAQ > Preference, “Campus Ministry” > Sub-preference “Field.” > Ministry Interests, “IL – Cornerstone / University of Illinois at Chicago” > Complete the rest of the application as directed.  

Not quite ready to apply?

Let us know you’re interested in hearing more and talking to someone.


We are raising $30,000 by July 1, 2020. Would you prayerfully consider giving to the work God is doing in the Chicago Campus Initiative?