Campus on a Hill (COAH) is a group that facilitates the networking and collaboration between Christian Fellowships and local Churches at Cornell and the Ithaca community towards the continual work of seeing God’s name proclaimed and glorified on Cornell’s campus.



We aim to unite the body of Christ at Cornell by creating a culture of gospel centered discipleship through promoting and planning events that encourage edifying worship, great preaching and teaching, life changing community, strong emphasis on evangelism, concern for social justice, and cultural engagement.


The vision of Campus On A Hill is the ongoing process of mobilizing the whole Body of Christ at Cornell and in Ithaca to strategically focus all of its resources on reaching the whole campus with the whole Gospel, resulting in the redemption of society and the transformation of the community. Ultimately, Campus On A Hill is simply about JESUS – to know him and to make him known. Revival will come when we set our eyes on the only thing that is needed: Jesus Christ.



We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons. They are equal in every divine perfection, and they work distinctly but harmoniously.

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He led a sinless life, and is both fully God and fully man. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, producing fruit and enabling gifts for the edification of the body, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.


The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God’s infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of life.


We believe that God created man in His own image.

We believe that God has written eternity on man’s hearts, and created man to know and enjoy Him in an eternal relationship.

We believe that man is physically alive but spiritually dead. Ever since the fall, man has always sinned against God and all fall short of His glory.


We believe that salvation is by grace through faith. Christ became the substitute and propitiation for our sins, justifying us before God.

Christ lived the life we could never have lived and died the death we should have died. Through his resurrection, death is conquered and we are joined with him in new life.


We believe that Christians are being regenerated. Christians have new life, and they are a new creation, born again into a new and living hope. The focus changes from self-glorification and self-reliance to God-glorification, finding fulfillment in Christ. This change is part of a lifelong process, carried out by God’s grace, into eternity.


We believe in the victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ, who will judge all people with justice and mercy, giving over the unrepentant to eternal condemnation but receiving the redeemed into eternal life.


Below is our calendar of events. Add calendar event here

Christian Fellowship Fair BBQ

FALL Semester

COAH aims at bringing together the Christian Community at Cornell in order to welcome the freshmen and give them the opportunity to learn more about Christ and the fellowships that there are at Cornell.


FALL Semester

Light is an annual night of praise, exhortation, prayer for the nations, and resources for summer mission trips. Our hope is that Christians in Ithaca and all over the world would know God’s heart for the nations and be encouraged to pray, send, and go.

Easter on the Quad

SPRING Semester

Easter on the Quad has two components: a three-day-long prayer tent and an Easter celebration service which are both on the Cornell Arts Quad, at the center of the Cornell campus.

Ministries & Churches


Cornell is big. It’s the biggest Ivy League school with something like 15,000 students who call Ithaca home for 9 months out of the year. There are Christian groups and churches on campus and off campus that love Jesus and are passionate about telling others about Him. These groups and churches work together as different parts of the body of Christ to make Him known. Below is a few of them:

Campus Fellowships

Asian-American InterVarsity (AAIV)

Large Group: Friday 7:15 PM
Location: RPCC Auditorium

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Large Group: Tuesday 6:30 PM
Location: RPCC 220

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Black and Latino Intervarsity (BLIV)

Large Group: Friday 7:00 PM
Location: RPCC 1st Fl Lounge


Chinese Bible Study (CBS)

Large Group: Friday 7:00 PM
Location: Goldwin Smith Hall 142

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Cornell Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCCF)

Large Group (In Mandarin): Fridays 6:45 PM
Location: 429 Mitchel Street (FICCC)


Cornell International Christian Fellowship (CICF)

Large Group: Friday 6:30 PM
Location: Bethel Grove Ministry Center
Contact: Jessica Cimada

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Christian Union at Cornell

Large Group: Wednesday 7:30 PM
Location: McGraw Hall 165

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Large Group: Friday 7:30 PM
Location: Uris Hall Auditorium

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Large Group: Thursday 8:00 PM
Location: Cornell Hall of Fame Room, Friends Hall (Schoellkopf)

Global Connect

Large Group: 2nd Thursday Each Month 4:30 PM
Location: Anabel Taylor Hall
Contact: David Larson (

Graduate Chrsitian Fellowship

Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF)

Bible Study: 7:30 PM
Location: TBD
Contact: Rebecca Gerdes ( or Dean Da Vee (


Campus Ministries


The Cornell Claritas is an ecumenical, interdenominational Christian publication that was founded on the hope of starting thoughtful Christian conversations within the academic community. Through our journal, blog, and events, we seek to articulate and connect the truth of Christ to every person and every study.

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Chesterton House — A Center for Christian Study at Cornell

Location: 115 and 111 The Knoll

Chesterton House exists to facilitate the discovery of the intellectual riches of the historic Christian faith, thereby empowering more faithful Christian living. Chesterton House owns two large residential facilities, one for men at 115 The Knoll, and for women right next door at 111 The Knoll, and organizes programming throughout the year in the houses and on campus, connecting the Christian faith to every area of life.

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Cornell House of Prayer (CHOP)

The vision for the Cornell House of Prayer is to establish God’s Presence at Cornell and to unify the Body of Christ on campus though prayer and worship.

Times: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Daily
Location: 536 Thurston Ave (Across from Risley)


Cornell Worship Workshop

Worship Workshop offers opportunity for students to deepen their connection with God through music. Our goal is to raise up, train, equip and release worshipers to serve God and His church. In addition, Worship Workshop organizes our annual “WORTHY” worship concerts featuring Symphonic Orchestra, large Choir and contemporary Worship Band in a musical celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Times: 7:00 – 9:30 PM Thursdays
Location: Lincoln Hall Room B21



Measureless is a christian a cappella group on campus. Measureless’ mission is to use music as a medium to reach Cornell, that everyone might hear, discover, and receive the love of God.



Passages Israel

A trip to Israel is in essence a rite of passage for every Christian – a pilgrimage in the truest sense. The origins of both ancient Biblical faith and of a modern day miracle intersect here. The land and the people of Israel have a story to tell. By coming to Israel, you make Israel’s story part of your own story

Contact: Julianna Bassett (



Veritas Forum at Cornell engages students and faculty in a discussion about some of life’s most difficult questions. Veritas Forum seeks to organize large forums, discussion groups, and other campus-wide events to make dialogue exchange possible.

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Bethany Christian Church

Time: Sunday 10:30 AM
Location:Goldwin Smith Hall 132

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Bethel Grove

Location: 1763 Slaterville Road
First Service: Sunday 9:00 AM
Pickup Times: RPCC, 8:15; West, 8:23; Collegetown, 8:30
Second Service: Sunday 11:00 AM
Pickup Times: RPCC, 10:09; Risley: 10:15; West, 10:10; Collegetown, 10:15

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Bread of Life Anglican Church

Location: Community School for Music and Arts, 3rd Floor Hall.
330 East State Street, Ithaca NY, 14850.
Service: Sunday 10:00 AM
Rides: Contact Cole Riley (412) 225-7178


Calvary Baptist Church

Time: Sunday 11:00 AM
Location: 507 N. Albany Avenue
Pickup Times: North, 10:15 (RPCC); West, 10:25; Collegetown, 10:35 (Schwartz)

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Calvary Chapel

Time: Sunday 10:15 AM
Location: 1462 Slaterville Road
Rides: Contact Cleo Tsang


Christ Chapel

Time: Sunday 10:30 AM
Location: 160 Graham Road
Pickup Times: Collegetown (Schwartz) 10:05; North (Risley) 10:10; North (RPCC) 10:15
OR: TCAT Route 70
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Emmaus Road (KCCE)

Time: Sunday 10:30 AM
Location: One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

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First Ithaca Chinese Christian Church

Time: Sundays 9:45 AM
Location: 429 Mitchel Street
Pickup Times: North, 9:25 AM (Donlon Circle); West, 9:30 AM; Collegetown, 9:33 AM (Schwartz)


Korean Church at Cornell

Time: Sundays 1:00 PM
Location: Anabel Taylor Hall 2nd Floor Auditorium

Ithaca First Assembly of God

Time: Sunday 10:00 AM
Location: 197 Bostwick Road
Pickup Times: North, 9:15 AM (Donlon Circle); West, 9:25 AM; Collegetown, 9:35 AM (Schwartz)

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New Life Presbyterian Church

Time: Sunday 9:30 AM
Location: 120 E. Green St (Cinemapolis)
Pickup Times: TCAT Bus Route 72 RPCC, 9:03 (Townhouse side); West, 9:09; Collegetown, 9:13 (Schwartz)

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Reach Out for Christ

Time: Sunday 10:15 AM
Location: 318 Johnson Road Freeville, NY
Pickup Times: Collegetown (Schwartz) 9:30; North (Risley) 9:40; North (RPCC) 9:50
Rides: Please text (607) 220-9172 for info on rides to church. Our rides include Cornell and Ithaca College!

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Tabernacle Baptist Church

Time: Sunday 9:30 AM (College Bible Study), 10:45 AM (Worship Service)
Location: 1019 N. Cayuga St
Pickup Times: North, 9:00 AM (Donlon Circle); West, 9:15 AM; Collegetown, 9:15 AM (Eddy Gate Apartments Parking Lot)



Vineyard Church of Ithaca

Time: Sunday 10 AM
Location: 23 Cinema Drive
Pickup Times: Collegetown, 9:30 AM (Schwartz); West, 9:35 AM (Baker Flagpole);
North, 9:40 (Balch), 9:45 AM (RPCC)
OR: TCAT Route 70 Drops off near CFCU at the Corner of Sheraton and Triphammer at 9:55, walk to Vineyard from there (around 5 minute walk)
OR: TCAT Route 72 Drops off on Cinema Drive at 9:20 or 10:20

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