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In 2011-2012, InterVarsity had 893 chapters on 576 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 2011-2012 school year, 38,814 students and faculty were actively involved in InterVarsity, 58% of the students were women and 42% men. There are 1,235 InterVarsity field staff who minister to these students and faculty.
- Approximately 34% of the college population (not counting internationals) identify themselves as ethnic minorities.
- Of the 35,065 active InterVarsity students, 12,794, or 36%, identify themselves as ethnic minority or multiracial students.
- InterVarsity has 183 Asian American staff, 55 African American staff, 44 Hispanic/Latino staff, four American Indian or Alaskan Native staff, two Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander staff, and 31 “two or more races” staff.
- Specialized areas of ministry include Black Campus Ministries (including 11 BCM chapters), Asian American Ministries (28 chapters), and Latino Fellowship (including 6 LaFe chapters) with a Native American ministry emerging.
- 194 chapters are primarily oriented to graduate students, professional students, and/or faculty.
- 1,631 faculty members are involved with InterVarsity and 4,746 graduate students are actively involved with InterVarsity.
- During the 2011-2012 school year, 1,363 students participated in 99 Nurses Christian Fellowship groups in Schools of Nursing.
- 1,092 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.
- 3,354 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).
- 3,184 students attended the 1,548 GIGs (Groups Investigating God) held during 2011-2012.
- 49,404 seekers participated in evangelistic events.
- 59,226 students followed-up after New Student Outreach (60% increase over five years).
- Currently, there are 764,495 international students in the United States from 217 countries, according to the Institute of International Education. China, India, and South Korea send the most students.
- 95 InterVarsity staff members work to develop international witnessing communities on campus.
- 4,001 International students are regularly involved in both undergraduate and graduate fellowships, including 48 fellowships specifically for International students.
- A total of 2,912 students were involved in Greek InterVarsity, our outreach to sorority and fraternity students with chapters on 30 campuses.
A total of 5,876 students were involved in cross-cultural training missions in 2011-2012.
- The Global Urban Trek is a series of service projects where students minister in the poorest cities of the world.
- In 2012, 93 students and staff participated in Global Urban Trek in three countries.
- 434 InterVarsity students and staff participated in 30 Global Projects in summer 2012.
- There were eight dips (weekend), 46 plunges (one week), five short projects (two weeks), 10 summer projects and one year-round project in more than 25 U.S. cities with 2,286 students involved during 2012.
- Thousands of community residents were served in Los Angeles, Fresno, Oakland, and Sacramento, California; Tacoma and Walla Walla, Washington; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Chicago, llinois; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Portland, Oregon; Portland, ME; Charlottesville, VA, Springfield, MA; Detroit, MI; Hilo and Molokai, HI; Providence, RI; Albuquerque, NM; and Cibecue, AZ . Also 684 students from New England schools were involved in ongoing response to hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area.
- 35 InterVarsity full-time staff serve overseas in 20 countries by invitation of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. As of July 2012 there are 14 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 2012, a total of 20,883 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 (IVP) published 108 new books last year. In addition IVP published 158 books acquired from Biblica US, Inc. and has 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 700 ebook titles are available on Kindle and more than 300 are available on the Nook.
** International student numbers for 2011 provided by Open Doors.