Faith/Non Faith

One of the focuses of the office is facilitating and creating spaces for faith and non-faith conversations, observances, and educational opportunities.  Please check the web page for events and contact information for Faith/Non Faith opportunities and informational sessions.


Hillel sponsors Chanukah celebration and Passover Seder events. Interested students are encouraged to attend religious services and High Holiday Services at the local synagogue –
Temple Brith Sholom (located on Madison and Hamlin)

Muslim Chaplaincy

Dr. Kassim Kone, Muslim Chaplain

Muslim Friday prayers held in Interfaith Center Library at 1pm

Catholic Campus Ministry

Campus Minister: Shawn Allen, Catholic Campus Ministry Director 607-753-6737

During the academic year Mass is celebrated at 8pm on Sunday nights at O'Heron Newman Catholic Chapel, 8 Calvert St. Students are encouraged to serve as music ministers, greeters, lectors, and special ministers of communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available shortly before mass or by appointment with the priest.

The music ministry which serves O'Heron Newman Catholic Chapel rehearses an hour before mass. Additional singers and instrumentalists are always welcome!

O'Heron Newman Catholic Chapel also hosts the campus organizing ministry of Moving in Congregations, Acting in Hope (MICAH) a faith-based community organization (part of the PICO National Network), which works to make life better for people in Cortland County.

Facebook page: Catholic Community at SUNY Cortland

Catholic Student Club

Co-Presidents: Daniel Hannon and Sean Faulkner

The Catholic Student Club meets Sunday nights after mass (around 9pm) in the Hospitality Room at O'Heron Newman Catholic Chapel. Club members host dinners at the Chapel, plan movie nights and additional social activities, and help organize a retreat each semester with students and Catholic campus ministers from nearby universities.  

Facebook page: Catholic Community at SUNY Cortland

Secular Student Alliance

The Secular Student Alliance meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at The Interfaith Center.
The goals of the organization are to provide a safe and welcoming environment for atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, rationalists, freethinkers, etc. to gather and socialize; to increase awareness of atheism and related issues in the SUNY Cortland community; to serve the Cortland community through volunteer work; and to engage in honest, respectful discussion with faith/non-faith members of the community. 

For more information, contact Alex Mazzola at or Professor Emeritus Stephen Wilson,

Protestant and Interfaith Campus Ministry

Sunday Mornings: We travel to different churches each week, then have brunch and talk about the service and sermon.
Sundays at 9 p.m.: Study Break Interfaith Library
Discussions, activities, movies, games, etc.

Tuesday Worship
Tuesdays at 12:05 p.m., The Interfaith Center
Thirty minutes of worship that includes time to pray for our entire campus family. Open to students, faculty and staff.

There is a group of friends just waiting to greet you at the Interfaith Center. Come join us. We’ll be watching for you.

Contact: Rev. Barbara Rhudy

Interim Campus Ministry at SUNY Cortland
The Interfaith Center
7 Calvert St.
Cortland, NY 13045
Office: 607-753-1002 

Multicultural Life and Diversity Office
Corey Union, Room 407-A
Phone: 607-753-2336
Fax: 607-753-2808

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