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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

Undergraduate Fellowships

Chesterton House collaborates with Christian fellowship groups in several ways:

  • Chesterton House provides speakers for other organizations' fellowship meetings and retreats, as well as special events such as film viewings and discussions;
  • Students from various fellowships participate in various Chesterton House activities, such as lectures, conferences, and discussions groups;
  • The Chesterton House facility is open to others for hospitality and special events;
  • Chesterton House staff work alongside staff from other Christian groups to mentor students. 


Here are some of the undergraduate Christian fellowship groups at Cornell:  

Asian American InterVarsity

Chinese Bible Study

Christian Union at Cornell

Cornell Christian Fellowship (InterVarsity)

Cornell Navigators

Cornell Cru

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Latino Bible Study

"'If I become a lawyer, teacher, or businessperson (or other 'non-clergy' worker), how can I think and work every day of the week in ways that both glorify God and pursue vocational excellence?' This crucial question is often contemplated but rarely spoken. Chesterton House addresses it head-on. They skillfully, yet humbly, bring practical perspectives regarding faith and vocation to a campus that often views the two as exclusive.

Doug Weber, Director of Navigators, 2006-2012


"As a campus minister with InterVarsity, I am grateful for our partnership with Chesterton House over the years.  The majority of Christian college students have never carefully considered the implications of their faith for academic work.  Chesterton House complements the work of campus fellowships by offering discussion groups, a library and lectures where students can ask questions, wrestle with issues and discover the whole-life-encompassing truth and beauty of Christianity."

Joel Miller, Director, Undergraduate InterVarsity at Cornell, 2001-2006


"If the church in the West is to be missional, especially in the university setting, there is a desperate need for "neutral ground"—a safe place that stands between the inescapable religious feel of churches and relentless proselytizing secularity of the classroom.  The Chesterton House provides a brilliant example of just such a place.  Whether discussing film and culture, affluence and social justice, or post modernity and ethics, the Chesterton House is a safe place for students and faculty to hear and discuss issues framed from a Christian world, but in way that invites dialogue with dissenting voices.  During my tenure as a campus minister with the Navigators at Cornell, we saw God's kingdom greatly advanced in exciting ways through the work of the Chesterton House."

Mark A Case PhD, Cornell Navigators, 2000-2004