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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. 

Care Groups

Care Groups are non-judgmental spaces for students to support each other and to engage in spiritual wellness and deeper conversations around faith, meaning, and spirituality. Some groups are religious, and some are open to nonreligious spirituality.

Fall 2023 Care Groups 

  • Spiritually Anybody: Rest is Resistance 
  • Interfaith Café
  • Tea and Tarot
  • Jewish Learning Fellowship

Learn more and sign up for Fall 2023 Care 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.