Happy 50th Birthday, SFA Chi Alpha!

On October 26, 1967, the vision birthed in the hearts of our founders was officially begun.  The mission was profoundly simple:  to reach the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Since that day, hundreds upon hundreds of students have discovered and deepened relationships with God through the ministry of Chi Alpha.  The current students and staff of SFA Chi Alpha invite all our alumni, former staff, church pastors, and friends to join us for a celebration of all God has done in and through Chi Alpha at SFA.

You’re Invited!

Friday, October 20

Dinner Get-Together
If you’re going to be in town Friday night, we would love for you to join us for dinner at a local restaurant!  This will be an informal time to reconnect with other alumni and friends.
La Carreta’s (North Street) at 6:00pm (self-pay)

SFA Homecoming Bonfire
Show your school spirit as SFA alumni, students, and the Nacogdoches community gather to cheer on the SFA football team, cheerleaders, dance team, and band! The Alumni Association will be on hand passing out FREE 3D fireworks glasses sponsored by Nacogdoches Eye Associates (while supplies last) so be sure to stop by our purple tartan tent. Fireworks and a special performance will conclude the night’s festivities!
Meet at the entrance to the Rec Center at 8:30pm

Saturday, October 21

Tours of XA House & ICON
Join us for tours of the XA House and ICON to see how they have changed over the years and how the properties are being used for ministry today.
Meet at ICON at 11:00am

Meet us in Tailgate Alley for great food and a round of Giant Jenga or Washers with current students from Chi Alpha.
Ag Pond near Hall 20 at 12:00pm (Food served at 12:30pm)

Worship & Celebration Dinner
The weekend of celebration will culminate with a catered dinner and Worship Celebration in the SFA Student Center.  This event is free for all alumni, current students / staff, local pastors, and friends of SFA Chi Alpha.
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suite A – Check-In at 6:30pm, Dinner served at 7:20pm
Dress is casual – feel free to come as you are after the Homecoming Game!


Tailgating – Sausage & Chicken Jambalaya / French Bread

Worship & Celebration Dinner (Adults) – Choice of Baked Ziti or Home-style Lasagna / Italian House Salad, Garlic Breadsticks, Dessert & Coffee

Worship & Celebration Dinner (Children under 16) – Chicken Strips / Home-style Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit Salad, Dessert


Tailgating – Adults $10 / Children Free
Worship & Celebration Dinner – Free for Everyone
New XA T-Shirt – Adult Sizes Only $12
SFA Quilt Raffle Tickets – $5 each, no limit

Please bring your kids to celebrate with us - they are welcome at all our activities and they're free!

A NOTE FROM ICON (First Assembly):  If you were part of our church during your time on campus, please join us Sunday morning for our Homecoming service and afterwards for Lunch on the Grounds.

SFA Quilt Raffle

Axe ‘Em Jacks!  We will be raffling off this handmade SFA Quilt, made by the grandmother of a current student leader, during the Saturday night Worship Celebration & Dinner.  Raffle tickets may be bought both in advance and on-site and there is no limit to how many tickets a person can buy. All proceeds will go towards future ministry projects of SFA Chi Alpha. Good luck!

$5 / ticket

Purchase tickets when you RSVP or on-site!