EARS (Empathy Assistance & Referral Service) provides training, workshops, and outreach to promote mental health, well-being, and help-seeking among the Cornell campus community. 

EARS is in the midst of reimagining its peer support services but please stay tuned for new updates. EARS will pursue new ways to promote student support through its training and workshops. 


For immediate help, please refer to these resources: https://caringcommunity.cornell.edu/get-help/


For more information and updates please visit our social media channels:

Facebook: @cornellears

Instagram: @cornell_ears



EARS (Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service) is a vibrant peer support, outreach, and training program open to all members of the Cornell community.


EARS Celebrates Supporting Students Throughout a 49 Year History. Read the full article on The Cornell Daily Sun.

EARS is staffed by undergraduate and graduate students as well as Cornell staff.

If you're looking for more resources, you can call the Ithaca Crisis Line at 607-272-1616, the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or text Got5U to 741-741.


Information about our compassionate, short term support services. No appointment needed.

EARS is student-run organization that is funded in part by the Student Activity Fee. Anyone in the Cornell Community is welcome to train to be a staff member.

EARS staff and trainers offer free interactive workshops upon request for any campus group.


"EARS really helped me learn to listen and understand people, regardless of their background or circumstance, and I really think it ultimately helps you become a more empathetic and considerate person as a result. Super grateful for every minute I spent in EARS and definitely recommend that everybody get involved if possible!"

Matt Chen '20

EARS (Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service)

Cornell University, 213 Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853