InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters are returning to Cal state University’s system. IVCF and CRU were forced off the campuses because they refused to allow non Christians or anyone of any belief system to be leaders in their chapters. After pressure from Christian legal organizations, now school officials are inviting the Christian groups back, IVCF president Greg Jao said that after a series of meetings with school officials, they were able to agree that while every student would be welcome at IVCF. It is important for students who hold leadership positions to embody the group’s values . Jao told CBN News why the ministry was successful in working with the Cal State Univ. system and how Christian groups in similar situations can learn from their experience. “Environmentalist groups should be able to ask potential leaders about their position on global warming. Democrat and Republican groups want people who agree with their platform” he explained . “Not using religion as a criterion doesn’t make sense for religious groups.
Despite being off-campus last year, IVCF has continued to thrive among the cal State community. This last year the group recorded its largest number of new believers.