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Cornell Resources for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students

The following list includes academic, career, health, social connection, identity, residential life, and well-being resources available to the campus community. We also encourage you to visit Cornell's new mental health website to help navigate the many campus resources available to the Cornell community. 

Academic Advisors and Student Services 

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Students will have a team at CALS Student Services. that, in unison with their academic major, will guide and assist them with course selection, applying for advanced placement credits, understanding available academic and personal resources, and career development. 

College of Architecture, Art and Planning

AAP's office of Student Services provides information, support, and programming to encourage student success from matriculation through graduation, and enrich the learning environment for all students. The office is committed to fostering an environment that values creativity, critical thinking, and respect for diverse perspectives so that students, faculty, and staff can achieve their fullest potential.

College of Arts & Sciences

Advising deans help students explore academic resources, curriculum and understand the academic requirements of their college. Students can also discuss academic support resources as well as any challenges they face.

Dyson Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

The Dyson Office of Student Services serves as the main point of contact for Dyson undergraduate students and provides a full range of support services, resources, and referrals. The team works in conjunction with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Undergraduate and Master’s Programs Career Management Center, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dyson faculty advisors to support Dyson students throughout their academic journey at Cornell.

School of Hotel Administration

The academic advisors with the SHA Office of Student Services provide a variety of academic advising services and programs to support student development and assist students in achieving their academic, professional, and personal goals. Advising is a developmental process that assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of these goals. It is a decision-making process which assists students in realizing their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an OSS advisor.

College of Engineering

A variety of resources for academic advising and support. are available to undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. Students can access supplemental advising and support through Engineering Advising throughout their undergraduate career.  

College of Human Ecology

The College of Human Ecology has a comprehensive network of advisors to help students plan a path that suits their academic and personal goals. The roles of advisors and counselors often overlap and students should use both resources to best serve their needs.

The ILR School

The Office of Student Services is here to help students with anything that could impact them while at Cornell - academics, personal, financial, relationships. Students can access supplemental advising and support through the Office of Student Services throughout their undergraduate career.  

The Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science 

The Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science houses the departments of Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics. Their mission is to integrate computing, information and data science into every aspect of Cornell’s undergraduate education, research, scholarly programs and activities. 

Additional Academic Resources

Cornell Libraries

Cornell’s libraries are an incredible resource for students, staff, and faculty alike.  Visit library.cornell.edu to learn about the services, collections, databases, and assistance that can be found at the Cornell libraries—the libraries provide course reserves, laptop and equipment loans, printing, software tutoring (e.g., GIS, R, STAT), academic tutoring (e.g., English), research assistance and more.

The Learning Strategies Center

The Learning Strategies Center is here to help students think through steps they can take to learn effectively, including in this new, online environment. On this page you will find resources on getting organized, the myths of multitasking, learning from video lectures, being flexible, remote group work, and staying connected with other people. We are continuously updating our resources, so please continue to check back.

Cornell University Career Services

Cornell Career Services staff members want to help you learn about your skills and interests, and articulate them confidently in resumes, cover letters, interviews, and personal statements; identify and explore career options that you might pursue; and implement an effective strategy to attain your desired career outcomes. 

The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives

The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) is focused on inclusion and achievement across the Cornell campus so students of all backgrounds excel at their academic goals. OADI programs especially support low-income students, those who are the first in their families to achieve a college degree, and under-represented students of color.

Health Resources

Cornell Health (physical and mental health)

Cornell Health is the fully accredited provider of medical and mental health services for students on Cornell's Ithaca campus. The 200+ staff members serve more than 80% of Cornell's undergraduate, graduate, and professional students every year.

Cornell Health provides comprehensive health services including sensitive and confidential sexual health care – medical services, counseling, and consultation – for all Cornell students.

Learn more about who we areour services, and who we serve.

Social Connection and Well-Being Resources

Residential Life

Residential life at Cornell provides student support and programming in the residence halls to make students' experience engaging, meaningful, and gratifying. Our living and learning environment comprises seventeen undergraduate residence halls, including communities for first-year students, upper-level students, and our Program Houses. Residential life at Cornell promotes the intrinsic value and worth of the individual in a welcoming and inclusive community.

Residential Communities

The Tatkon Center for First-Year Students

The Tatkon Center is staffed by upper-level students who are ready to answer students' questions, help them make connections on campus, and tell them about the many resources and opportunities Cornell has to offer. Ask about their diverse interests, academic experiences, and career paths. They'll give you the student perspective on student life and how to make the most of your time at Cornell.

Identity Based Resources

Cornell's excellence in education and research comes from attracting and supporting the most talented people from all backgrounds. Through our identity and cultural centers and groups, you can engage with individuals of similar background or connect with identities other than your own on topics ranging from academics and activism to arts and service.

The resource centers, advising units, and affinity groups that comprise the Office of the Dean of Students focus on identity development, student support, and advocacy, and create opportunities for students to explore the intersectionality of identity development. As a unit in Student & Campus Life, the Office of the Dean of Students works to promote a cohesive campus community that brings people together across lines of difference and allows all students to benefit from the educational and cultural value of various identities.

Additional Resources for Well-being

Let’s Meditate 

Let’s Meditate is a free, guided, mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners.

Nature Rx

Nature Rx is a collaboration between numerous people and departments at Cornell. Collaborators have a shared interest in the ways in which the natural beauty of our campus can positively impact the mental health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

Resources for Unhealthy Social Relationships and Related Misconduct

SHARE:  www.share.cornell.edu

The SHARE website provides important and timely information to the Cornell community about sexual harassment, assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, gender discrimination, and other related forms of violence. It also offers information about Cornell’s SHARE partners who provide services, supportreporting optionseducation, and advocacy.

Local and National Talk/Text Lines

These resources are free, confidential and/or anonymous and you don't need to be suicidal to call/text

Ithaca Resources (24/7)

National Talk-Lines (24/7)

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

  • Trevor Project hotline (LGBTQ+): 866-488-7386

  • LGBT+ National Hotline: 888-843-4564

  • TransLifeline: 877-565-8860
     

National Text/Chat Services

  • National Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741

  • Steve Fund crisis text line: Text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a counselor trained in cultural responsiveness (BIPOC)

  • Trevor Project text line (LGBTQ+): Text START to 678678

  • National Suicide Prevention "Lifeline CHAT" service: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat


International Hotlines: