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Religious Communities

Religious Communities

Interfaith Support and Spiritual Life

Alfred State, and the community it is nestled within, have a number of opportunities for spiritual engagement and religious connection. The list below is meant to serve as a starting place. If you are seeking connection to a spiritual practice not represented below, please reach out so we can help research where the nearest community may be.

Alfred State also has a designated interfaith prayer space open to our campus community within the Unity Center, located on the 4th floor of the Student Leadership Center in room 401b. This space requires Alfred State ID swipe access and has been established to provide a safe and inclusive environment for spiritual and religious practice. We ask that all users treat the space, and those they share it with, respectfully.

If you have questions, concerns, or programming ideas as they relate to the interfaith space and initiatives please contact Cyan Corwine (SLC 409b)


Falling Leaf Sangha, weekly meditation Sundays 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Miller Center 301, Alfred University campus.

Soka Gakkai International, weekly chanting in Alfred State's Interfaith Prayer Space, Student Leadership Center 401b, Alfred State campus. For more information about these meetings, and about connecting further with Elmira district, please contact Cyan Corwine at


Hindu Temple of Rochester 120 Pinnacle Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534 phone: 585-427-8091

Hindu Society of Olean 3388 County Highway 83, Allegany, NY 14706 phone: 716-372-4859

For information, contact: Mrs. Usha Nagabhshana, phone 607-276-6790 Email:


Islamic Center of Rochester 727 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620 phone: 585-442-0117

Islamic Center of Olean 335 Buffalo Road, Olean, NY 14760, phone: 716-372-6263

There is also an active practicing Muslim community within Alfred and the surrounding area.  To connect with this group please contact Hady ElSayed at 


Hillel House, 18 South Main Street, Alfred, phone: 607-871-2885



  • Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church, 5 Church Street, Alfred, phone: 607-587-9430
  • Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist, 587 Route 244, Alfred Station, phone: 607-587-9176
  • Faith Baptist Church, 1108 State Route 19, Wellsville, phone: 585-593-5834


  • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4229 Fassett Lane, Wellsville, phone: 585-593-3274


  • Alfred United Methodist, 1389 Moland Rd, Alfred, phone:607-587-8355


  • Almond Union of Churches, 11 Main Street, Almond, phone: 607-276-6151


Unitarian Universalist


Roman Catholic

St. Jude Chapel, Lower College Drive, Alfred, phone: 607-587-9411

Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 27 Erie Ave, Hornell, phone: 607-324-5811

St. Brendan Church, 11 South Main Street, Almond, phone: 607-587-9411