Vital Statistics

We bear witness to God and His church through:

Collegiate Ministries

In 2012-2013, InterVarsity had 909 chapters on 590 campuses. Many campuses have more than one chapter, which may include separate outreaches to international students, sororities and fraternities, and ethnic minority groups, as well as career-specific graduate student chapters. During the 2012-2013 school year, 38,580 core students and faculty were actively involved in InterVarsity, 59% of the students were women and 41% men. There are 1,025 InterVarsity field staff who minister to these students and faculty.

  • Approximately 36% of the college population (not counting internationals) identify themselves as ethnic minorities.
  • Of the 37,040 active InterVarsity students, 13,673, or 36%, identify themselves as ethnic minority or multiracial students.
  • InterVarsity has 160 Asian American staff, 55 African American staff, 38 Hispanic/Latino staff, four American Indian or Alaskan Native staff, two Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander staff, and 24 “two or more races” staff.
  • Specialized areas of ministry include Black Campus Ministries (including 17 BCM chapters), Asian American Ministries (31 chapters), and Latino Fellowship (including 9 LaFe chapters) with a Native ministry emerging.
  • 191 chapters are primarily oriented to graduate students, professional students, and/or faculty.
  • 1,540 faculty members are involved with InterVarsity and 4,705 graduate students are actively involved with InterVarsity.
  • During the 2011-2012 school year, 1,073 students participated in 95 Nurses Christian Fellowship groups in Schools of Nursing. 21 students came to faith through the ministry of NCF.
  • 1,081 professional nurses were involved in Nurses Christian Fellowship during the same period.
  • Many other students and professionals are reached through the Journal of Christian Nursing and conferences which focus on applying a Christian worldview to the field of Nursing.
  • 3,279 first-time professions of faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord reported by chapter leaders (more than double the same number from seven years ago).
  • 3,626 students attended the 1,656 GIGs (Groups Investigating God) held during 2012-2013.
  • 47,936 seekers participated in evangelistic events.
  • 67,853 students followed-up after New Student Outreach.
  • International students in the United States number 819,644 from 219 countries, according to the Open Doors 2013 Report from the  Institute of International Education. China sends the most students, more than the next four countries combined: India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada.
  • 124 InterVarsity staff members work to develop international witnessing communities on campus, including official volunteer staff.
  • 4,169 International students are regularly involved in both undergraduate and graduate fellowships, including 54 fellowships specifically for International students.
  • Currently, there are 750,000 fraternity and sorority students on over 800 campuses across the United States. These students hold a disproportionate amount of leadership on campus and historically hold significant leadership positions after graduation.  
  • A total of 3,120 students were involved with Greek InterVarsity on 75 campuses, including 29 campuses with fraternity and sorority specific fellowships.
Missions

A total of 6,216 students were involved in cross-cultural training missions in 2011-2012.

  • The Global Urban Trek is a 6 week trip designed to immerse college students in urban slums around the world, partner with local ministries, and help them discern if Jesus is calling them to this context in the future.
  • In 2013, 90 students and staff participated in Global Urban Trek in four countries.
  • 189 InterVarsity students and staff participated in 19 Global Projects in summer 2013.
  • There were seven dips (weekend), 42 plunges (one week), three short projects (two weeks), seven summer projects and two year-round projects in 25 U.S. cities with 1,958 students involved during 2013
  • We planted three new Urban Projects this year: in San Antonio, Texas; Austin, Texas; and Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Thousands of community residents were served in Los Angeles, Fresno, Oakland, and Sacramento, California; Tacoma, Washington; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Chicago, llinois; Des Moines, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Portland, Oregon; Springfield, Massachusetts; Detroit, Michigan; Hilo and Molokai, Hawai'i; Tampa, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; San Antonio and Austin, Texas; Fairmont, West Virginia;and Cibecue, AZ .
  • 37 InterVarsity full-time staff serve overseas in 26 countries by invitation of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. As of July 2013 there are 18 InterVarsity staff preparing to go overseas in the next year to serve students in 7 more countries. 
  • Urbana is InterVarsity’s triennial student mission conference. Students learn about the global mission of the church. At each event, up to 20,000 students explore short-term and vocational missions opportunities. Approximately 300 agencies and schools host booths where students can ask questions about missions.
  • Since the first Conference in 1946, nearly 272,000 participants have heard the challenge to enter into God’s global mission. Urbana 12 was held December 27-31, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, and was attended by about 16,000 people. Out of that number, 7058 commitments were made to global or cross cultural missions. An offering of more than $800,000 was given by participants to organizations that assist the physically and spiritually poor.
Retreats and Training Centers (Camps)

In 2013, a total of 21,211 people attended InterVarsity’s three training centers (Cedar Campus, Cedarville, Michigan; Campus By the Sea, Catalina Island, California; Toah Nipi, Rindge, New Hampshire) to focus on God and be equipped for Christian service. These facilities are open to students, graduates, staff, families, and church groups. (In December 2011 InterVarsity transferred assets of Bear Trap Ranch, our fourth training center, to Foundation of the Heart and its ministry, Band of Brothers.)

InterVarsity Press

InterVarsity Press (IVP) published 105 new books last year and has over 1,800 titles in print. IVP books consistently win awards for their quality and have been translated into over 60 languages including Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Croatian, and Estonian. More than 900 ebook titles are available on Kindle and other digital platforms. IVP is known as a leader in the publishing industry for publishing thoughtful Christian books.