Cornell College welcomes students from all religious traditions and from all non-religious perspectives. As a college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Cornell values spiritual diversity as an integral component of preparing students for global citizenship.
Student are supported in their religious and spiritual journeys in many ways, including:
- A wide range of spiritual events, such as celebrations of Shabbat, Zen dharma talks, interfaith and cross-cultural encounters, and spirituality retreats.
- Ecumenical services at Allee Chapel that range from progressive “soul food” homilies to ancient candlelight Evensong prayer services.
- Student faith groups ranging from Fellowship of Christian Athletes to Hillel to Sanctuary, a group for neo-pagans, and others.
- The Chaplain and Student Leadership Team (Soul Friends & Interfaith Understanding) provide spiritual guide work and pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff of all religious and non-religious backgrounds. Cornell students also benefit from the rich courses offered by the department of religion.
For more information on our Institutional Spiritual Life Statement and the Cornell College & UMC Relationship please click here.