Freshman Survival Kits

Every fall, hundreds of thousands of freshmen walk onto campuses around the US. They’re looking for community, acceptance, and a place to belong.

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Our challenge is to connect and engage with these students within the first six weeks of the semester to provide a place for them to discover both friends and eternal truth. While there are many ways to reach these students, one initiative continues to be effective in connecting freshmen to our ministries: Freshman Survival Kits, or FSK.

While historically the FSK was an actual kit that contained a variety of products and resources, now it is more of a strategy. Although the items offered have changed over the years, giving free products to freshmen is still an incredibly effective way to reach them.


Books and Bibles

If books or Bibles are a better fit for your campus than a frisbee, cup or sunglasses, you can find Bibles at and a variety of books at If, for some reason, you do not see the book you need, please email, and we’ll see what we can do for you.

Other Items

If you are looking for non-book items, CoolCruGear offers almost anything your heart desires. They provide high-volume discounts for minimum-quantity orders, no logo set up fees, great personalized service, and Cool Cru Gear's commitment to stand behind the products. If your order doesn't show up or is not what you thought you were getting, they are there to help you.

You may also purchase items at any website or store of your choosing.


We have created a financial allocation process that will be personalized and can be accessed anytime throughout the year...not just in the fall. Each campus may request an allocation for their movement using this form:

Photo credits: header by Duy Pham on Unsplash; books by Jason Wong on Unsplash