Cru is an interdenominational, global, Christian, movement. Our goal at Elmhurst College is to
provide a safe space where people can come ask hard questions about God and consider what it
means to have a personal relationship with God. Anyone is welcome to come to our meetings
whether they have faith, no faith, or wherever they are on their faith journey.
Regarding the recent column about Cru, we have begun a process of listening to our LGBTQIA+
friends on campus and want to take this opportunity to make Cru an even more inclusive
community where all feel welcome. The column brought to light some ways our group
unintentionally made certain groups of people feel isolated. Know that student leaders of Cru and
the LGBTQIA+ community at EC will be in conversation and working together to see that
barriers between our two communities are removed.
We start our Cru meetings every Thursday night at 8 p.m., emphasizing our values of everyone
having a place to feel safe, wherever they are on their spiritual and personal journeys,
challenged, by who Jesus is and how that applies to our lives, and known, finding a community
of friends at EC that knows them deeply and loves them fully.
We want to encourage positive conversations, listen to one another, and live our lives to walk
with and be more like Jesus.
Thanks for helping us do this and let us continue the conversation.
The Cru Leadership Team