Cornell College welcomes students from all religious traditions and secular perspectives.  Cornell values this spiritual diversity and inclusion as an integral part of preparing students for global citizenship.  Understanding and cherishing one another amid this difference is also one of the attributes of being a liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church

Student are supported in their religious and spiritual journeys in many ways, including:

  • 1:1 spiritual care and guidance with the chaplain.
  • A wide range of spiritual events such as inter-spiritual healing wisdom talks; meditation and mind-body-spirit practices; Meet Me at The Peace Pole; the Sustained Dialogue program; UMC Bishop Trimble's talks on immigration and on diversity & inclusion; monastic retreat; Hindu Navratri celebration and events like  It Starts With Me: Understanding and Responding to Islamophobia; Food, Faith, & Climate Control; Rwanda Genocide and Holocaust Survivor lectures; and events like the 9/11 Inter-Spiritual Observance for National and Global Healing which includes the launch of a 50 Day/5 minutes a Day Compassion Meditation/Interior Prayer Challenge for Personal and Social Healing.
  • SOULFeast Worship with Communion (Ecumenical Christian), SOULFeast Bible Study & Tea at the Chaplain's Office and various student org. Bibles studies, as well as Jewish Shabbat and High Holy Day observances.
  • Student faith groups like Deep Water, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interfaith Understanding & Exploration, Jewish Student Organization, and SOULfriends.

View information on our Institutional Spiritual Life Statement as well as the Cornell College & UMC Relationship.