See you at Club Showcase / We’re officially recognized!!
Hey friends, new and old, just wanted to put up an update to let you know things are going well and strong at Cal Poly. We are officially recognized as a club and will be meeting tons of new people, hopefully including you, at the Club Showcase event during WOW. We’ll be having a preview night for InterVarsity the first Monday of school, details to come. Look for the InterVarsity Tent!
If you’d like to see InterVarsity’s national press release on the campus access issue, check it out here.
Looking forward to seeing you all in September. We hope your summer is going well.
Meeting in the UU tonight!
In light of campus access issues with being de-recognized, this Monday we’re going to meet up and go out to love and connect with the campus. We’ll gather in the UU Plaza at 7:30pm to pray and then get sent out to go bless the campus (more instructions tonight). The goal being to connect with and gather people then come back at 9pm for pizza.
Hope to see you at 7:30 this Monday in the UU plaza!
If you’ve been following the news, you may know that InterVarsity on multiple CSU campuses has been derecognized for failing to comply with the CSU Chancellor’s Executive Order 1068. Essentially, 1068 requires all clubs / organizations affiliated with the campus to have membership and leadership open to anyone. While the intent behind this makes sense (shouldn’t everyone be allowed to fully participate in any club on campus?), we can’t sign it in good faith because we require those who want to lead to affirm their faith in God and the Bible. While we welcome and invite everyone to be a part of InterVarsity, especially those who are curious about spirituality, we do require that those leading this ministry believe in the basic principles of Christianity. Our core beliefs are what make us distinctly Christian. It’s the very foundation that we stand on that inspires our mission to be a multiethnic witnessing community on campus that is transformed by God’s Word and Spirit, values all people (ethnicity, gender, culture), and proclaims the Kingdom in word and deed.
Our campus is our mission field, and we love Cal Poly. Please understand that the campus must enforce the policy that the Chancellor’s office has created, and that we’ve met with campus administrators and sought ways to continue partnership. If you want to direct comments somewhere, we’ve been informed that the Chancellor and the CSU Board of Directors are those who need to hear from alumni, students, and supporters.
Feel free to ask us any questions, and please pray for our campus and the CSU system.
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Text: email@example.com with your name, small group (if you’re in one), and phone operating system (ios, android, etc). Even works with non-smart phones.
We’re experimenting with a set up that will allow us to let you know about fun events, room changes, and other updates. You can cancel any time by texting STOP to “firstname.lastname@example.org)