Chicago Campuses

At the heart of the fellows program is a desire to make a kingdom impact on college campuses in Chicagoland. Over thirty campuses in the Chicago metro area lack a thriving Gospel movement.


Our hub campus is the University of Illinois at Chicago, the largest and most diverse campus in the city. We’ve done ministry here for seven years, seeing students come to faith and learn to reach their peers. By serving here first, you’ll learn our DNA. Over two years, you’ll move from doing ministry yourself to catalyzing students in leading their own ministry. By the end, you’ll know everything you need to launch a new movement at an unreached campus.


The Chicago Campus Initiative is present on the following campuses:


  • University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), our hub campus
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • Wilbur Wright College


These are the first three campuses, with many more to come. As fellows complete our two-year program, they’ll have the option to help launch new movements at unreached campuses.

Are you interested in hearing more about this training opportunity?

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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.  

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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?