Q&A

Q. Is CFSN an organization recognized by LSU?


A. Yes. CFSN was approved on September 19, 2004, by then Interim Chancellor William Jenkins as a faculty/staff organization of LSU with all the rights and privileges of employee organizations as stated in PS-82 and PS-93.

 

Q. Is CFSN affiliated with any religious or political organization?

 

A. No. While members of CFSN attend churches of different denominations, Protestant and Catholic, and are individually affiliated with various parachurch organizations (e.g., Campus Crusade for Christ and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship), CFSN is not a member or branch of any other organization. CFSN is a non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan organization.


Q. What is the main purpose of CFSN?

 

A. The purpose of the CFSN at LSU is to provide a forum for philosophical and theological dialogue among Christian faculty, staff, and spouses who wish to:

  • Model excellence in their teaching, research, and service;
  • Establish friendships with fellow seekers;
  • Facilitate integration of their Christian faith into their professional lives;
  • Promote thoughtful dialogue concerning the meaning and purpose of life; and
  • Help interested faculty, staff, and students find a life-transforming personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

CFSN is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and/or scientific purposes.

 

Q. Who can become a member of CFSN?

 

A. Membership in CFSN is open to all faculty and staff members at LSU who agree with our faith and mission statements and make annual donation. Please click here for further information.

 

Q. What if I want to get involved in CFSN but am not faculty or staff at LSU?

 

A. Anyone who is not affiliated with LSU but would like to get involved in and/or support the activities of CFSN can become a “friend” of CFSN if he or she agrees with our faith and mission statements and makes an annual donation. Also, any organization (e.g., church) that wants to do the same can become an “organizational friend” of CFSN. Please click here for CFSN friendship form.

 

Q. Is CFSN tax-exempt, non-profit organization?

 

A. Yes. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) awarded CFSN tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (effective on 9/23/04), so contributions to CFSN are tax-deductible under section 170 of the Code. If you’d like to make donation to CFSN, please make a check payable to “CFSN at LSU” and send it to CFSN Treasurer, Howard Tull, 2 United Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (click here to send email inquiry to him).

 

Q. Do I have to be a member or friend to be informed of CFSN activities?

 

A. No. If you would like to receive emails about the activities of CFSN, simply send a request to cfsn@lsu.edu.

 

Q. What are the regular activities of CFSN?

 

A. First, at the beginning of each semester, we hold a kickoff meeting by having a potluck dinner and guest speaker. Second, we participate in Fall Fest to distribute CFSN brochure and other materials related to CFSN activities. Third, in each semester, we meet weekly in small groups for book study, and occasionally host special meetings for fellowship, prayer, and encouragement. Fourth, we run ads in the school newspaper, Reveille, for evangelical and pre-evangelical purposes. Finally, CFSN is a co-sponsor of the Veritas Forum at LSU, where we seek to explore, discuss, engage, inspire, question, and enlarge our view of true life by connecting life’s hardest questions to the person and story of Jesus Christ.

 

Q. Who supports CFSN activities?

 

A. CFSN is wholly self-supporting through annual dues and donations from members and friends.