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    InterVarsity
    Christian Fellowship

    Columbia's cheerfully broken| fellowship.

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Ignite

Thursday Nights, 7pm in St. Paul's Chapel
Join us every Thursday night for a rejuvenating evening of worship and communion. Each week, InterVarsity comes together to take part in music and hear the week's message. Ignite is where real community-building happens, and it wouldn't be complete without you.

LaFe Latinx Fellowship

Exploring what it means to be Latinx through the lens of Christ
Latinidad's fusion of rich African, European, and indigenous cultures can bring about the feeling of "ni de aqui ni de alla," not of here or there. We hope that La Fe will be a place where Latinx students can meet and feel comfortable discussing the tensions and joys that come along with our ethnic identities and our walk with God. Email lafe@columbiaivcf.org to learn more.

Life Groups

More Than Just a Bible Study Group
Life Groups are small groups of students who wish to better understand who God is and live life together. Life Groups learn about God through reading and discussing the Bible together, but also come together to study, play sports, cook, and much more. Sign up here, and we'll plug you into a Life Group right away.

Big Event

Weekend of October 27—29
Join us for our yearly fall conference held by Intervarsity USA in upstate New York and meet other students from NYC, Long Island, and New Jersey during the last weekend of October. Gather for a weekend to witness the kingdom of God through a transformative time of worship, prayer, sermons, and fellowship. Encounter God through the various tracks that delve into specific areas of study such as evangelism, scripture, leadership, and more. Sign up or learn more on the Big Event website.

InterVarsity In Your Own Words

InterVarsity isn't like any other campus organization. Hear from these IV members to find out why.

InterVarsity means always having a friend to share a meal with.

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IV is a Christ-centered community, united in brokenness and love.

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InterVarsity means family and family means caring no matter what.

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IV is community. Not just in name, but in everyone's genuine love, commitment and willingness to sacrifice. Being in IV is one of the main reasons I'm still in college.

InterVarsity is my family away from home. They've helped me feel that I belong on this campus. The people in IV have taught me that I'm loved as I am—talents and flaws included. They inspire me to love those around me, not just to be a good student.

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InterVarsity is the closest thing I've got to family on campus. We aren't perfect by any means, but I think our capacity and willingness to be authentic with one another makes IV a fellowship worth being part of.

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InterVarsity is one of the first things about Barnard/Columbia that made me realize that I could actually establish a home here in New York City. It is a constant reminder that I'm not meant to walk this life alone.

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Being part of such a loving fellowship has given me not only familiar faces to spend Sunday mornings and Thursday Ignite evenings with, but also three-in-the-morning friends for life.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Serving Council

2017-2018

President: Shawn Wang

Hey everyone, my name is Shawn. I am a senior studying Chemistry and Earth Science at Columbia College and I am the current InterVarsity Chapter President. Though born and raised in China, I've spent most of my life in rural Alabama. When I'm not busy analyzing sediment cores from the seafloor or organizing events for InterVarsity, you can find me playing squash at Dodge or drinking bubble tea from Cafe East.

Logistics Coordinator: Hannah Park

Hi! I’m Hannah, a junior studying English and Human Rights. I love soup, petting strangers’ dogs, and oxford commas. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I have fallen in love with New York and have gained an appreciation for never having to find parking. On campus, I am an associate copy editor for the Columbia Spectator and when I’m not waiting in line at the Korean food truck on Broadway or boxing, you can find me watching Queen of Katwe or Mad Max: Fury Road.

Outreach Coordinator: Jonathan Zhang

I was born and raised far from the lights and snow of NYC in sunny California and, by the grace of God, saved as a high schooler. At Intervarsity this year, I am excited to serve as the Outreach leader to encourage each other in the fellowship to boldly share the gospel of Christ. I study Computer Science and Economics (fulfilling several NorCal stereotypes) as a sophomore in Columbia College. I still don’t quite understand how New Yorkers survive the winters here and why Chicken over Rice tastes like heaven at 2am. My goal this year is to figure out how to sneak an air conditioner into Wien without losing guaranteed housing.

Ignite Coordinator: Christina Saint Louis

Hey! I'm Christina, a junior majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Media & Pop Culture, and minoring in Political Science—i.e., a mixture of history, politics, and media. When not relentlessly sending friends the latest inspirational how-to article, I can be found at Notes & Keys (a cappella) rehearsal, pretending to be a vlogger, or Pinteresting (hip, I know). If you're somehow connected to Oprah, Casey Neistat, Solange, or Tracee Ellis Ross, let's be friends.

Life Groups Coordinator: Hannah Yamamoto

Hi, I'm Hannah and I am a junior at Barnard studying Anthropology. I was born and raised in Southern California, but moved to Japan when I was 13 and have since loved to travel the world. My experiences abroad have really shaped my dreams of going into missional medicine and healthcare policy. Some of my favorite things include dogspotting, biking down the Hudson, being a foodie, and Christmastime!

Hospitality Coordinator: Kirby Eckels

Hi, I'm Kirby! I'm a senior at Barnard studying English Literature and Psychology. I'm originally from Houston, TX but NYC has become my home, and InterVarsity has become my family. When I'm not planning events to bring the fellowship together, I'm probably reading a Victorian novel in a coffee shop, strolling through Central Park, or stalking cute dogs on Instagram.


Social Justice Coordinator: Amber Mackey

Hello!! I'm Amber, a senior studying political science and sociology at Barnard College. As Social Justice Team Coordinator I love working with my community to make sure all people can experience the love of God. Whenever I'm not working I can be found in a park, watching "The Office" or searching for NYC's best red velvet cake.


Mentorship Coordinator: Kristen Song

Hello hello! My name is Kristen. I am a junior majoring in Chemistry at Barnard College who was born into a military family, raised in 3 different countries, moved a total of 10 times (so far), and hopes to keep counting for the rest of my life. Currently, home is Kansas, but New York is growing on me fast. I love to travel, especially to see natural landmarks to witness my Maker's boundless creativity, but also to encounter diverse testimonies, foods, and cultures. During my leisure time, I love to watch the sunset, take walks in Riverside Park, and have spontaneous one-on-one bubble tea dates with friends~

Prayer Coordinator: Julissa Tejeda

Hi! My name is Julissa. I'm a first generation, Dominican-American (soon to be) civil engineer from the Bronx. I'm a senior and this year's Prayer Coordinator. I found Intervarsity my sophomore year through my super cool roommate, and my college experience has been getting better ever since. As a native New Yorker, I walk really fast and get annoyed by slow walking tourists. I've recently taken up doing a lot more touristy things, so I have become the villain in my own story.

Staff Leader: Alex Lee

Hello, I'm Alex! I graduated from Columbia in 2017 as a Biochemistry major and I am InterVarsity's Staff Leader for this school year. I became a Christian as a first-year in college and still can't believe that the Lord would call me to full-time ministry, but I'm so excited to serve the students and faculty at Columbia. When I'm not ranting about how cool proteins and molecules are (they're really awesome), I'm probably either watching anime and reading manga, bouldering, or thinking about life. My goal in life is to one day own a Samoyed dog.

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