It started with a study, and began with a vision.
A Revealing Study
In 1989, Barna Research Group was hired to conduct a national study on the needs and struggles of graduate students. The results were stunning: grads were found to be leaders, focused, and high-achievers. However, they were also found to be isolated, stressed and skeptical about the relevance of spiritual issues in life.
They had little balance in life but they were thought-driven individuals who valued relationships and intellectual discussions. As a result of this study, Grad Resources was constituted as a faith-based service organization to address the needs of graduate students.
Serving Graduate Students
Through the years, Grad Resources has begun offering articles, online resources, and online mentoring for graduate students through our website. We also promote the National Grad Crisis Line, managed by the Kristin Brooks Hope Center, which provides free, confidential support for any student who may be in a time of high stress or despair.
Our on-campus seminars offer tips on time management and finding balance in life. All of these services are provided free of charge and offered to anyone in need of them.
From its conception, Grad Resources has operated with the conviction that spiritual health is significant to an individual’s overall well-being. As a Christian organization, we have and continue to offer our services free of charge to any individual, regardless of his or her religious affiliation.
However, the organization began developing and expanding transformational Christian community groups in 1998 where graduate students could safely discuss the role of faith in their academic pursuits.
Our Current Position
Today, Grad Resources is active and thriving, expanding our tools to address the struggles of graduate students and providing supportive faith-based communities. The National Grad Crisis Line continues to receive calls every month from graduate students looking for emotional support. Our advice and counsel continue to be requested by dean’s offices and press outlets while students readily consult our online resources.
In August 2012, Grad Resources rebranded its Christian community groups, naming them The Fellowship of Christian Grads. Today, we are now active and developing on 25 campuses throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.