Every fall, hundreds of thousands of freshmen walk onto campuses around the US; they’re looking for community, acceptance, and a place to belong. 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 strategy continues to be effective in connecting freshmen to our ministries: Freshman Survival Kits. The products offered have evolved over the years, but this initiative is still incredibly effective today.

We’ve been working hard to streamline the FSK ordering process in order to meet the specific needs of your ministry. Although we are not crazy about having to have two website locations, this is the best plan for now. As you can see to the left, there are a variety of books for you to order. If, for some reason, you do not see the book you need, please email We will see what we can do for you.

If you are looking for non-book items, visit That website offers both a “one-stop-shop” kit and 15 new products that are trending among college students today. We're providing 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. And, if you are a Cru leader, you can purchase items using your ministry chartfield (we prefer you not use your MinistryCard/OneCard unless absolutely necessary.)

The last thing we have done is create a financial allocation process that will be personalized and can be accessed anytime throughout the year...not just in the fall. Unlike past years where ministries/regions were given a specific amount to hand out, this year each ministry may request an allocation for their movement. You may request a financial allocation by visiting

If you have questions about FSK visit