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BBU Collegiate is building a college community centering students’ holistic health. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and influencers. Their potential for good in incalculable.

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Who We Serve

College students in Chicago with plans to expand far beyond in the future.   

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Our Methods

  • Connecting volunteers 
  • Empowering staff 
  • Mentoring individuals 
  • Facilitating small groups 
  • Leveraging large group dynamics 
  • Organizing service opportunities 
  • Collaborating with other organizations
  • Raising funds for salaries and programming 
Our Why

Our Why

Among young adults, mental health struggles, suicide rates, homelessness, and food insecurity are rising at significant levels. College students are leaving religious gatherings hurt and disillusioned. 

We must rise to meet the challenge. 

To see students as they are, develop them holistically (mind body and spirit), and prepare them to impact the world for good.

Our Mission

How It Works:

WE PREPARE students to thrive in mind, body, and spirit so that they can bring about the love of Jesus to the world where they live and lead beyond college.

WE DREAM of the suicide rate significantly decreasing, the graduation rate gap for Black and Brown students diminishing, and food and housing insecurity disappearing. 

WE ENVISION just judges, anti-racist police, counter-culture teachers, resilient nurses, passionate spiritual leaders, and humble Jesus-followers across this city, country and world. 

WE LOOK FORWARD to days when students want to follow Jesus because He is represented well to the world. 

WE WORK TOWARD a just world, where no matter the color of students’ skin or background, they can experience true inclusion and equity!

WE ANTICIPATE women and men who, because of a strong college foundation, continue to thrive and to influence others for life.

We are whole people who need to live integrated lives in order to thrive and bring our best to our world and communities. 

To serve students where they are, we seek a holistic path forward.

Mind. Body. Soul.

Our Values:

Every person and program reflects these core ideals.


Seeking to understand and share the experiences of students, especially in places of wrestling and hurt.


Racial injustice has wreaked havoc in this country. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, sharing power, and making things just!


No one flourishes without all flourishing. We will hurt together, heal together, and rise to thrive together.


We seek to be a community of people where a student can enter hurting, experience healing, and then become a healer to the world around them.

“See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.” 

Isaiah 43:18 & 19

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