Cheering on the crowd at a recent Take Steps walk in NYC
Cheering on the crowd at a recent Take Steps walk in NYC

Cheering on the crowd at a recent Take Steps walk in NYC

Take Steps is the CCFA of America’s largest fundraising event. We raise funds and awareness while we come together to celebrate the steps that have been taken toward cures!

Have a fulfilling campus life
Have a fulfilling campus life

Have a fulfilling campus life

Coping with inflammatory bowel diseases as a college student can feel overwhelming, but with the right management you can still have a fruitful, fun-filled college experience.

Connect with other college students dealing with IBD just like you.
Connect with other college students dealing with IBD just like you.

Connect with other college students dealing with IBD just like you.

We like to have fun while fighting for a great cause.
We like to have fun while fighting for a great cause.

We like to have fun while fighting for a great cause.

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Abby Searfoss
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Abby

College:University of Connecticut

I came across CCFA my freshman year of college, and it has totally changed my life since then.

I am currently a senior at UConn in the NEAG School of Education studying Special Education, and am just finishing up my second year as a member of the Council.


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  • 1 in 200 suffer from IBD

    As a college student living with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, we think you will find this site to be a helpful resource. Our online community can connect you to other students who have made a smooth and successful transition to college.

    Here you will find tips for adjusting to your new environment and how to participate in local chapter events, and how you can volunteer and become an advocate for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) mission.

  • Become a National Youth Leadership Council member

    CCFA is seeking exceptional, highly motivated college freshmen and sophomores to join the National Youth Leadership Council.  The goals are to increase awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through youth-focused advocacy, create new fundraising opportunities, and provide support to college students struggling with IBD. 

    Apply Now
  • TAKE STEPS and TEAM CHALLENGE

    Walk for fun with Take Steps. Or train for a half marathon, triathlon, or cycling event with Team Challenge. Sign up for one or both events and raise IBD awareness and the funds needed to help find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Beheard Get tips on how to manage your IBD during those stress-filled study sessions.
Get tips on how to manage your IBD during those stress-filled study sessions.

Get tips on how to manage your IBD during those stress-filled study sessions.

Raising awareness on Capitol Hill during IBD Day on the Hill.
Raising awareness on Capitol Hill during IBD Day on the Hill.

Raising awareness on Capitol Hill during IBD Day on the Hill.

Take Steps Video

Take Steps

Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's walk for a cure. In this video, participants talk about how these diseases have affected their lives, and why they're taking steps toward a future without them.

Build lasting bonds
Build lasting bonds

Build lasting bonds

When you become a part of Campus Connection, you become part of a family.

Amelia Brause
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Amelia

College:University of Pittsburgh

Over the past ten years, CCFA has had an incredible impact on my life in ways I could not have anticipated.

Amelia Brause is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at nine years old, Amelia immediately became a member of CCFA in her home state of New...


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Join this life-changing community of dynamic, young leaders!
Join this life-changing community of dynamic, young leaders!

Join this life-changing community of dynamic, young leaders!

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Brandon Gillman
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Brandon

College:Washington University in St. Louis

I am doing everything I can to help find a cure and am looking forward to where the NYLC will take me!

My name is Brandon Gillman and I am currently a senior at Washington University in St. Louis. I grew up and went to high school in Livingston, New Jersey and now I live in Boca Raton, FL. I am studying systems engineering, with a minor in operations and supply chain management and am a brother in the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

I actually took a year off between high school...


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