Interfaith Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is an interfaith ministry serving students, faculty, staff, and administrators in the college community.

The campus ministry is funded by the area council of faith communities, local congregations, and religious communities and through denominational and foundation grants, community organizations, and individual donations.

The program is administered by a volunteer Campus Ministry Advisory Board (CMAB), whose members are drawn from area clergy, lay people, and college employees.

Donations are gratefully accepted:

Interfaith Campus Ministry, 1 Academic Drive, Corning, NY 14830

Campus Ministry is located in the lower level of the Commons in room 135.

What Services Are Provided?

  • Informal confidential conversations
  • Active listening
  • Referrals to helping agencies and faith communities
  • Educative programs
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Prayer
  • Visits to area faith communities
  • Fostering compassion, interfaith understanding and religious pluralism
  • Lending library
  • Campus Interfaith Alliance
  • Discussion groups/Study groups
  • Support and guidance
  • Learn about various religions
  • Services are made possible through the generosity of faculty, staff, local congregations and through the generosity of CCC’s Muse of Fire and the Campus Ministry Advisory Board. (We will gratefully accept donations by mailing to Interfaith Campus Ministry, 1 Academic Drive, Corning, NY 14830)

Meet the Chaplain

CynthiaHaleSUNY CCC's chaplain, Reverend Cynthia Hale, is an ordained minister who joined the SUNY Corning Community College community in December 2008. Ms. Hale comes to the position with an extensive background in human services, social policy and social justice ministry.

She earned her Master of Divinity at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, NY in 2008, her B.S. from SUNY Empire State College, and her A.S. at CCC.

Chaplain Hale is eager to offer prayer and spiritual guidance, while fostering interfaith understanding and religious pluralism.

“Religious pluralism is about finding a way to live together peacefully in this world with people who have different religious and philosophical perspectives than our own.” –Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

You Don’t Have to be Religious to Talk with the Chaplain - Rev. Hale looks forward to serving the whole CCC community.

Rev. Cynthia Hale
College Chaplain
Commons 135

What Can I Talk to the Chaplain About?

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Balancing family, work and school
  • Dating and relationships
  • Marriage and children
  • Moral and ethical issues
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality and faith issues
  • Religion and spiritual issues
  • Lifework
  • Human rights
  • Abuse issues
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Addiction
  • Community service
  • The meaning of life
  • Ideas for campus programs
  • Ideas for Interfaith activities and travel
  • Exploring how your deepest joy can meet the world’s greatest need