Intentional Christian Community
Chesterton House exists to help Cornell students make holistic connections between Christian faith and academic study. But even as we affirm your calling as students and encourage you to take your studies seriously, we also affirm that students are more than “brains on sticks.” Our bodies need to rest, to play, to cry, and to be regularly sustained with food. All of which is to say nothing of our deepest needs for community—meaningful relationships with classmates, neighbors, and the Maker of Heaven and Earth.
Living Lives Ordered by the Love of God
This living-learning community makes space for the faithful intersection of your “head” and your “hands.” What would it look like for a Cornell student to leave the room of detached individualism and step into a space where we might become more like Christ through embodied practices—praying for the world, cooking dinner for roommates, cleaning the bathroom, celebrating life, and even entering into shared lament?
We are currently taking applications for the men’s house. Our women’s houses are at full occupancy for the 2020-2021 year.