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Chi Alpha: CSU Stanislaus’s Christian Fellowship Chapter

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The Chi-Alpha table on the Quad. (Photo Credit: Michael Fahey)

“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.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
This is the mission of Chi Alpha, to be ambassadors of Christ to students, faculty, and their college campuses. Chi Alpha was started in 1953 at Missouri State University and since then has spread around the world. Now over 300 campuses have a chapter of Chi Alpha involved in the life of their campus, including CSU Stanislaus.
Despite being a Christian movement, Chi Alpha does not reject those who do not have the same beliefs. Many members of the Chi Alpha chapter at Stan State first came when they were not religious and were looking for something more in life.
Chi Alpha believes that the members of their group are called to be ambassadors of Christ to their campus. They believe to be an ambassador of Christ one must reflect Christ and his love for others.
Jesus Christ did not reject or shame those who he disagreed with, instead he treated them with kindness and respect. He would rebuke them when necessary, but never with a hateful attitude.
Angel Gonzolles (Freshman, Undeclared) feels that his life has made a 180 degree turn since he joined Chi Alpha.
“Now, like I’m patient, I’m calm, I have peace, I listen to people,” he said.
Stan State Chi Alpha commonly holds events on campus. They will make regular appearances on the quad, allowing students who are passing by to take part in activities.
Not only does Chi Alpha hold events on campus, but they also hold events at the Chi Alpha house located across the street from Stan State.

The Chi-Alpha also goes on many trips and missions as well. Some of these trips are more spiritually focused while others are for fun and for building community.
Finding a community is important for every college student. Chi Alpha is heavily centered around community. Most members of Chi Alpha were introduced to the group through a friend.
Connor O’Blenis (Sophomore, Criminal Justice) said, “I found out about Chi Alpha through a friend. He knocked on my door on the third day of my freshman year of college. He invited me to church and then to Chi Alpha the week after.”
To its members Chi Alpha is more than just another campus group, it is a family. When a new member walks through the doors of the Chi Alpha house they will be greeted as if they were a brother or sister.
Keilin Archie (Junior, Music) is the president of the Chi Alpha group here at Stan State.
“They’ve given me community. They’ve given me love, family, and a career. Just about anything a young adult could need,” he said.
Chi-Alpha is a valued club on the Stanislaus State campus. It provides community, encouragement and spiritual guidance for many students.
“Find yourself a community like Chi Alpha. Trust me, you need it,” Archie said.
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Chi Alpha: CSU Stanislaus’s Christian Fellowship Chapter