Faith. Life. Community.

american university × established in 1999


Our Vision 

With Christ as our source, we are committed to an unquenchable desire to share the love of Jesus with American University through servant leadership, continual growth, authentic and loving relationships, spiritual discipline, passionate living, and daily pursuing a purpose greater than ourselves.

Our Name

In the Bible, the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:20,

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.

Our movement of campus ministries finds its identity in this passage. Each of us who takes on the identity of “Christian” becomes Christ’s ambassador – or christou apostoloi in Greek, which we shorten to the first letters “Chi” and “Alpha” or XA. 


Upcoming Events

Dinner Out

Cones & Chi Alpha

Glow-in-the-Dark Lawn Games

Think Fast

Quad After Dark 

Chi Alpha's Open House

View our entire calendar »

Weekly Gatherings

Join us for Thursday Night Worship, get involved in a Small Group and take time to participate in student-led prayer meetings. 


Get Connected

Name *

Small Groups


Where life happens. 

A small group typically consists of 5-10 people of the same gender, and is usually student-led. They meet once a week to study the Bible, talk about what’s happening in each other’s lives, and generally just have fun together! Plus, you'll experience discipleship through one-on-one mentoring every other week with one of your leaders. Meeting times and places are set by each group, as well as study topics.

Our Fall 2014 Directory will be released on August 10, 2014. 


Social Media