Cru at the U of I


Whether you know Jesus, or are just intrigued and want to explore who He is, Cru is a place to come, explore, and grow.


We all long to be known and loved. We strive to be a community where you can come and be both.


We believe that Jesus rose from the dead. That changes everything. Read more about what we believe here: Cru.org

If you are around Cru for even just a little while, you may hear us say the word “gospel”.  What is the gospel?  The gospel means good news: the good news that, though our sin separates us from God, Jesus has provided a way back to God in a reconciled relationship.  The gospel means we have access to God relationally! Watch Mellisa Share her story below:

Get Involved

You can get involved by filling out this quick form and one of our leaders will follow up with you.

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Bible Studies

Our small group Bible studies are a great place to dive into a tight-knit community and study God’s Word together communally. Whether you are new to reading the Bible or enjoy studying theology in your free time, this is a place to come and grow together.

Thursday Night with Cru

We gather as students from all across campus each Thursday to worship, be taught from the Bible, connect with each other and connect with God.  It is also a great place to make connections and meet new friends!

Looking for a place to learn about God and grow in relationship with Him and others?  Look no further than Cru’s Fall Getaway retreat each October! This is set up to be a much-needed rest and rejuvenation in your walk with the Lord after a tough stretch of 6 weeks of fall semester classes. Click Here for more information or here to register.

Get Involved

Fill out this online survey and one of our leaders will get in touch with you about Bible Studies and other events.