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 will be redesigning its peer support offerings after several decades of service. EARS will pursue new ways to promote student mental health and well-being through its training and outreach efforts. Learn more: https://scl.cornell.edu/health-wellness/care-crisis-services/peer-support-ears.


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 student counselors, 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 counseling 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 counselor.

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


The training helped me to be more confident that I can create a space for someone else's pain and that I can hang in there and know what to do to help the person in front of me to feel safe speaking to me.

EARS trainee, Spring 2016

EARS (Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service)

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