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Signature Programs

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Programs to support your spiritual growth and exploration

Since its inception, CURW has provided a variety of programs and projects that stimulate and expand the religious imagination of Cornell students, faculty and staff. The Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making (OSMM) has built upon this great tradition by creating new programs and expanding the reach of existing programs to a broader audience. Some of these programs have been developed and sustained by generous benefactors, while others are collaborative efforts between OSMM and various university departments. Each program is open to the entire university community and the general public. 

Community  Groups

Find support for your spiritual wellbeing! Community Groups are spaces for spiritual connection and exploration. Some are religious and some are not. Some are focused on a specific tradition or identity, and some are accessible to anyone. Most groups welcome drop-ins. All groups are spaces to bring your questions, to share and connect with others, and to nurture your wellbeing. Spiritually Anybody groups welcome religious, spiritual, and nonreligious students.

Spring 2024 Community Groups 

  • Interfaith Café
  • Jewish Learning Fellowships with Cornell Hillel
  • Tea and Tarot
  • Sacred Music Choir
  • Just Show Up Book Club
  • 40(ish) Days of Poetry
  • Meditation and Yoga for BIPOC Students and Allies
  • QTBIPOC Meditation Group
  • The Art of Remembrance
  • Spiritual Well-Being

Learn more and sign up for Spring 2024 Community Groups.

Interfaith at Cornell

Interfaith at Cornell includes everyone… whether you are religious, spiritual, or nonreligious, and wherever you are on your individual journey. We create spaces to connect, explore, share, listen, and question together. 

Cornell University is a vibrant and global multifaith community with individuals from all major world religions and over 40 religious, spiritual, and secular student organizations. The Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making works with the student-led Interfaith Council at Cornell to create opportunities for interfaith learning and friendship. 

Want to get involved? Have a question about club funding? Email the Council at

We also hire a team of student Interfaith Coordinators who plan interfaith programs and develop skills together as interfaith leaders and ambassadors on campus. Contact Ivy Breivogel to learn more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

The annual Commemoration is a cross-campus and community partnership that makes accessible the life and legacy of Dr. King for contemporary times. Learn more about our annual MLK Commemoration.

Soup & Hope

During the winter months, we gather in the historic Sage Chapel to enjoy good soup and to hear stories of resilience and hope from members of the Cornell University community. Learn more about Soup and Hope.

Lessons and Carols 

The Music Department and Cornell United Religious Work host Lessons and Carols every December in Sage Chapel. The event features the University Chorus and Glee Club with biblical and other readings presented by members of the Cornell community. Read more about last year's program here.