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


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

Chinese Bible Study (CBS)

Large Group: Friday 7:30 PM
Location: Goldwin Smith Hall 132

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 7:30 PM
Location: Bethel Grove Ministry Center
Contact: Kristy Perano


Cristian Union

Large Group: Wednesday 7:30 PM
Location: RPCC Auditorium



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


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Large Group: Thursday 8:30 PM
Location: Cornell Hall of Fame Room, Schoellkopf Football Field House

Latino Christian Community(LCC)

Large Group: Wednesday 7:00 PM
Location: Latino Living Center

Campus Ministries


Chesterton House

Cornell House of Prayer (CHOP)

Times: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM Daily
Location: 536 Thurston Ave (Across from Risley)




Bethany Christian Church

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

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

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)

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: TCAT Bus Route 70 Collegetown Crossing, 9:55; West, 9:58

Emmaus Road (KCCE)

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

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)

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)

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)

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; North, 9:45 AM (RPCC)

Good Stuff

Prayer Meetings