What is Chi Alpha


At SMU Chi Alpha, our mission is to reach and equip students as life-long followers of Jesus firmly rooted in their faith and producing fruit. We do this through prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship & missions.

You don’t have to be a Christian or part of a certain denomination to join us – we welcome anyone seeking friendship to join us as we journey toward truth.



Why ‘Chi Alpha’?

Chi Alpha comes from the Greek in 2 Corinthians 5:20 in the New Testament, “We are therefore Christ’s (Chi) ambassadors (Alpha).”

We often abbreviate our name as XA.
We’re not a fraternity or sorority but if you’re looking for brotherhood and sisterhood, you’ve come to the right place.

deep roots

growing faith

thriving community

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD
And whose trust is the LORD.
“For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8