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Christian Union Nova LogoChristian Union Nova 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.

Open to all students, Christian Union Nova's main activities include intellectually rigorous Bible courses, a weekly lecture series, called Encounter, conferences, and various outreaches on campus. If you are a current or prospective student or have a question about Christian Union's work at Princeton, please contact our ministry faculty there via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition, Christian Union owns and operates the Robert L. Melrose Center for Christian Leadership at Princeton.

Christian Union is an independent Christian ministry.

Christian Union Faculty

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

Christian Union Nova Cornerstone Partners

If you would be interested in helping support the work of Christian Union at Princeton, please consider becoming a Christian Union Nova Cornerstone Partner.


  • In 2019-20, 237 undergraduate students enrolled in Christian Union's rigorous, weekly Bible courses. 
  • This year, three full-time Christian Union ministry faculty worked directly with students, providing Bible course instruction, mentorship and leadership coaching.
  • The leadership lecture series, Encounter and ThruThursday, addressed a host of challenging and inspiring topics throughout the year like "Racial Reconciliation," "Atheist to Christian While Studying at Princeton," and "Suffering."
  • Conferences took students off campus twice  to go in-depth into Scripture, worship, and prayer. Ski Safari in January was especially powerful this year with late-night worship and early-morning prayer gatherings. 
  • Prayer takes place daily from 12-1 pm, and students are learning to fast as they seek the Lord for themselves and their campus. 



Princeton University
Founded 1746
Spiritual Heritage To train ministers for service to the Lord. From Princeton's Web site: "The founding, like that of Brown, Rutgers, and Dartmouth, was one of the consequences of The Great Awakening, the series of religious revivals that swept the English colonies in America in the eighteenth century. The Great Awakening had other important social and political consequences, too. It brought an upsurge in missionary activities among the Indians and the first important movement against slavery."
Motto Dei Sub Numine Viget; "Under God's power she flourishes"
Undergraduate Students 5,267
Graduate Students 2,946
Faculty 1,289
Staff 5,267


Christian Union at Princeton
Year the ministry was founded 2002
Full-time Christian Union ministry faculty 3
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