Fact Sheet: Campus


1951, by Bill and Vonette Bright on the UCLA campus


Cru's campus ministry is committed to offering students and faculty a chance to know Jesus and take the gospel to the campus, community and world. Cru serves as a resource on high school and college campuses through educational, social and spiritual programs that range from large, campus-wide events and conferences to small, intimate Bible studies and accountability groups.​


Shannon Compere has served with Cru since 1991, beginning at the University of South Carolina. Shannon served as Executive Director of Leadership Development and Executive Director of Mission Capacity and Field Missions in the Campus Ministry, before taking on her current role as Executive Director of Campus Ministry. She also serves on the U.S. leadership team.

Shannon provides leadership to thousands of Cru staff and volunteers passionate about offering students and faculty in the US and around the world a chance to know Jesus and take the gospel to the campus, the community and the world.


Cru is:

  • served by more than 4,900 missionary staff

  • engaging more than 94,970 students and faculty in 2,696 groups on high school and college campuses

  • present on some 316 international campuses

  • working within ethnic, linguistic, social and professional identities including: international students (Bridges International), Hispanics/Latinos (Destino), Asian-Americans (Epic), African-Americans (Impact), Korean-Americans (SOON), Native Americans/First Nations peoples (Nations), South Asian Americans (Design), ROTC members (Valor), grad students and professors (Faculty Commons), and fraternity and sorority members (Greek Life)

  • reaching more than 370,000 unique visitors each month through


Winter Conferences

Located around the country, Cru's Winter Conferences generate momentum, excitement and vision for some 10,000 students each year.​

International Relief

Locally, nationally and globally Cru helps students meet spiritual and physical needs of those suffering from social injustices (like human trafficking) or natural disasters.