When she arrived at the UA three years ago, Christine Yafuso turned away from her Christian faith.
“I came here by myself, not knowing anyone,” said Yafuso, an ecology and evolutionary biology senior. “I was very homesick and I didn’t find a church to attend. I started hanging out and making friends with people in my dorm, many of them not being Christians. We would always go out to parties and drink a lot.”
But after three years of partying and with the arrival of her sister on campus, Yafuso decided to return to her faith last semester, attending church and on-campus Bible studies on a regular basis.
According to a recent survey, published in the Chronicle for Higher Education, more than two-thirds of college students have a strong interest in religious or spiritual matters – a finding that surprised many of the survey’s researchers.