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Upcoming Events & Programs

ELECT & REFLECT: Meditation and Reflection for Election 2020

Election Day, 11/3: 9am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm (in Spanish only), 2pm, 4pm, 5pm
Post-Election Day, 11/4: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Elect and reflect logo, which features "I Voted" stickers

Feeling stress or anxiety around Election 2020?

Swing by "Elect & Reflect" to get some support for your mental and spiritual wellbeing. 

Throughout the days on both 11/3 and 11/4, Let's Meditate! guides, CURW Chaplains, and members of the Dean of Students team will host a virtual space to invite you to reflect, meditate, and get some perspective. Guided reflections will happen every hour on the hour from 9am-5pm both days and last for 15 minutes. Open to all members of the Cornell community.

Log on to the "Elect & Reflect" zoom room here.

Co-sponsored by Cornell Health, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Cornell United Religious Work.


CURW Care Groups

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Find support for your spiritual well being through a CURW Care Group. These groups are not therapy groups, nor are they seminar-style study groups; rather, they are chaplain-facilitated community groups that help you give and receive spiritual support and care. The length, frequency, and audience for each group varies, but what they have in common is a commitment to creating spaces that nurture holistic wellbeing. Click here to learn more about these groups and find out how to get connected.




How will you spend this year’s long winter break? Do you anticipate being home and bored?
Spice up your winter break with some inspirational reading!

Sign up by midnight on November 5 to get a free copy of one of the reading group books: you can choose between

Both of these new books explore how we can create meaningful connections and relationships in an age of social change. Both authors bring an identity-conscious lens to their work, inviting us to explore the intersections of race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation in the search for meaning and connection.

Participating students will gather together in late January 2021 for a guided discussion of the major themes of each book. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and hear from the authors at virtual events in the Spring 2021 semesters—sign up today to learn more! 

Sign up online at


Partner Programs

OSMM is proud to work with our campus partners to promote the following events and programs that support meaning-making:

Be the Change Workshops Fall 2020
Open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members Register here

Being an engaged leader takes specific skills and understanding. At the Be the Change workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to build both while learning about mentorship, critical reflection and group dynamics and exploring power dynamics in a community engagement context. 

  • Pre-engagement: 10/7 and 12/9 (5-6pm)

  • Mentorship as Community-Engaged Leadership 10/16 (12-1pm)
  • Building and Maintaining Community Partnerships 10/30 (12-1pm)
  • Community-engaged Leadership Retreat: 11/11 (6-7pm)
  • Connect the Dots of your Cornell Experience through Critical Reflection 11/13 (12-1pm)
  • Call 2 Action: Connecting Identity to Community 11/17 (9-10am)

Workshops are facilitated by student Engaged Ambassadors and OEI staff. For more information, contact us at

Co-sponsored by Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Office of Spirituality & Meaning-Making (OSMM) and CURW, College of Engineering-Student Project Teams, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), Department of Horticulture, Dyson Leadership Development Program, ILR’s Labor Relations, Law, & History Department, Engineering Career Center.