Our Purpose

We’re not a fraternity or sorority; we’re more than a student organization. We are a family of International and American students who live to know Jesus and make Him known on campus.  Our Greek name “Chi (X) Alpha (A)” comes from the initials written by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:20:

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

Christ’s ambassadors, translated as Chi Alpha (kai-alpha) means “Christ’s sent ones,” which is why we exist—to bring the Good News of the gospel to our campus (by reconciling students to God and sending them out as disciplemakers), into the marketplace (as “lovers of Jesus” serving as engineers, teachers, psychologists, nurses, etc), and around the world.

What do we value?

  • Worship (living a life that expresses our gratefulness towards God) | Romans 12:1
  • Prayer (being in continual communion and communication with the Father) | 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  • Discipleship (there is no greater call than making disciples of Jesus as we do life) | Matthew 28:19-20
  • Fellowship (purposely pursuing our brothers and sisters in Christ in love, deeds, and growing as a family) | Hebrews 10:24-25
  • Living on Mission (taking and sharing the good news of Christ wherever we go) | 2 Corinthians 5:14

Whether you’ve been following Jesus your whole life or you’re investigating Christianity, we would love to have you be part of our SIUC Chi Alpha family!