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Christian Union

At Cornell University

Christian Union  Vita LogoThe ministry at Cornell — now called Christian Union Vita — is a student organization that is focused on leadership development.

The organization provides in-depth study of Scripture, Christian leadership training, fellowship, and support for Christian students as well as resources to help non-Christian students learn about Christianity. The features of the program include intellectually rigorous Bible courses, a weekly leadership lecture series called Vita Fidei, conferences, and a variety of outreaches on campus.

If you are a current or prospective student, or have a question about Christian Union at Cornell, please contact our ministry faculty there via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christian Union also owns and runs the John R. Mott Center at Cornell University. 

Christian Union Faculty

Christian Union's role is to resource students at Cornell by offering mentoring, discipleship and leadership training. Meet the Christian Union faculty team that works with Cornell students. 

Christian Union is an independent Christian ministry.


  • In 2018-19,147 undergraduate students enrolled in Christian Union's rigorous, weekly Bible courses. 
  • This year, five full-time Christian Union ministry faculty work directly with students, providing Bible course instruction, mentorship and leadership coaching.
  • The leadership lecture series, Vita Fidei, addresses a host of challenging, inspiring topics throughout the year. 
  • Conferences take students off campus twice a year to go in-depth into Scripture, worship, and prayer.
  • Prayer gatherings take place throughout the year, and students are learning to fast as they seek the Lord for themselves and their campus. 



Cornell University
Founded 1865
Spiritual Heritage Cornell was not founded with any particular religious affiliation.
Motto I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.
Undergraduate Students 15,182
Graduate Students 5,838
Faculty 1,679
Staff 8,392

Christian Union at Cornell
Year the ministry was founded 2012
Full-time Christian Union ministry faculty 5
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