Charles Skold decided he would only attend Tufts University if there was a thriving InterVarsity chapter, because he had heard that Tufts could be a difficult place to be a Christian. Visiting the campus, attending a Large Group meeting, and actually talking with some chapter members encouraged him – so much that Tufts became his university.
On his first day as a student at Tufts he saw InterVarsity students making contact with new arrivals through an evangelistic Proxe Station outside of the dining hall. He knew they were committed to the same things he was committed to and connected immediately. “It was good to see them out in public,” he recalled. “They were open about being Christian and inviting new students.”