Chi Alpha is a Christian student organization at UL which began in 1970 at then USL. The group began when traveling evangelist Mike Michaelson from California spoke at an area church. A member of the USL swim team, who was injured, attended the church and after being prayed for was healed!  Needless to say the student and his friends were very excited and they strongly encouraged the evangelist Mike Michaelson to stay and start the Chi Alpha group. 

Currently, Eric and Anabelle Treuil serve as the organization directors. Over the years Chi Alpha has grown to one of the largest student organizations on campus. The goal has remained the same: to reach students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for the cause of Christ. 

Chi Alpha is a part of a national movement of student groups across the world. You can go to to find out more about the national organization.