Coalition for Christian Outreach

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Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) is a nonprofit campus ministry headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CCO was officially incorporated on March 23, 1971.[1] As of September 2012, the CCO employs 225 staff members on 104 campuses and universities, primarily in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.[2] Activities at the campuses can include Bible study, working for humanitarian causes such as Habitat for Humanity, etc. For nine consecutive years, the CCO has been named a Best Christian Workplace in the US by the Best Christian Workplace Institute.[2][3]


CCO has ministries at the following colleges and universities:

Allegheny College American University Arcadia University Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Binghamton University Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bluffton University Brookdale Community College Broome Community College Butler County Community College Butler University

Cabrini College California University of Pennsylvania Capital University Carnegie Mellon University Cedar Crest College Centenary College Chatham University Clarion University of Pennsylvania College of Staten Island Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus State Community College, Columbus Campus Community College of Allegheny County, Allegheny Campus Community College of Beaver County Cumberland County, New Jersey Schools

Denison University Drexel University Duquesne University

Eastern University Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Elizabethtown College Elmira College

Franklin & Marshall College

Gannon University Geneva College Georgetown University Gordon College Grove City College

Haverford College Houghton College Howard University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Juniata College

Kent State University Kent State University at Stark Kenyon College Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

La Roche College Lehigh Carbon Community College Lycoming College

Malone University Marion Technical College Messiah College Montgomery County Community College Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

Nyack College in Washington, DC

Ohio Dominican University Ohio State University Ohio State University at Marion Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University Owens Community College

Penn State Altoona Penn State Beaver Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus Penn State Lehigh Valley Penn State New Kensington Penn State University Park Pennsylvania College of Technology Philadelphia University Pittsburgh Technical Institute Point Park University Prince George's Community College Princeton University

Robert Morris University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Sinclair Community College Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Stark State College

Temple University Thiel College

University of Akron University of Cincinnati University of Dayton University of Findlay University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh School of Law University of Pittsburgh at Bradford University of Pittsburgh at Titusville University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Villanova University

Washington and Jefferson College Waynesburg University West Virginia University West Virginia Wesleyan College Westminster College Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Wright State University

York College of Pennsylvania Youngstown State University


The CCO’s first official church partnership was created in 1971 with Graystone Presbyterian Church[4] to reach students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1973, the CCO placed staff members as residence hall directors at both Waynesburg College (now University) and Robert Morris College (now University).

Jubilee conference[edit]

CCO hosts its annual Jubilee conference every February in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, described as "one of the biggest assemblies of Christian youth.".[5] It normally draws 2000 or more students and features a wide variety of religious and social topics.[6] Notable speakers have included Chuck Colson, Michael Gerson, and others.


  1. ^ [1] "CCO History." Retrieved from Internet 02 Mar 2011.
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2003
  3. ^ [2] "Best Christian Workplaces of 2011 - US". Retrieved from Internet 04 Feb 2011.
  4. ^ [3] CCO staff member, Linda Ference's biography. Retrieved from Internet 04 Feb 2011.
  5. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 27, 1982
  6. ^ New York Sun, February 26, 2008