General Resources


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Physical and Mental Health

Cornell Health: Physical and mental health services and resources on a large variety of health related topics.

Mental Health Care: Mental Health care through Cornell Health including individual and group counseling and other resources for yourself or others.

Mental Health at Cornell: Resources for student and campus well-being.

FSAP (Faculty, Staff Assistance Program): Cornell's FSAP's provides professional counseling and support tailored to meet the unique needs of Cornell employees. If you're struggling with work or life concerns, we can help. Services are free, confidential, and provided by credentialed counselors.

CMM (Cornell Minds Matter): promotes mental health awareness and emotional well-being for all Cornell students. We work to reduce the stigma of mental illness by holding educational events and creating safe spaces to foster a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX: Resources for support and reporting related to sex discrimination, harassment, assault, and bias. Links to policy 6.3 (Consensual Relationships) and policy 6.4 (Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct)  See also Victim Advocacy through the Sexual Harassment & Assault Response & Education (SHARE) for support and help navigating your options.

Bystander Initiatives (expansion of Notice and Respond) Bystander intervention initiatives are gaining recognition in college health as an important prevention strategy. The University offers multiple bystander intervention programs and policies designed to encourage intervention.

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Sevice: 607 272-1616. SPCS is a community agency which offers a free, confidential, 24-hour telephone hot-line service.

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity Advocates: Equity Advocates are people within the department(s) who will:

  • Listen to your diversity and inclusion related concerns or ideas.
  • Help you brainstorm and investigate options and resources.
  • Bring issues/concerns to the attention of the department without having your name attached. Your privacy will always be respected. Please be aware, due to mandatory reporting obligations in title IX situations, confidentiality cannot be ensured unless you choose to speak with the universities confidential resources. For a full list of trusted confidential resources at Cornell, pleas click here.)
  • Jenny Wurster
  • Abigail Crites
  • Michael Niemack
  • Bethany Dixon


Physics/STEM groups:


  • WiP+ (Women in Physics and Related Fields): WiP+ is an informal group of women (primarily) supporting other women in the fields of Physics, Astronomy, Applied and Engineering Physics, Biophysics, and other related fields.  Everyone, ranging from prospective majors through faculty and staff, is invited to participate. 
  • GWIS (Graduate Women in Science, Ithaca Chapter): Supporting gender diversity & inclusion in STEM
  • QGRADS: LGBTQIA+ graduate student association at Cornell University.


Centers for Student Equity, Empowerment, and Belonging: The Centers for Student Equity, Empowerment, and Belonging (The Centers) is part of the Office of the Dean of Students within Student and Campus Life. There are links for identity-based programs, resources and community spaces. Each area focuses on identity exploration and celebration, involvement opportunities, leadership development, support, and allyship.

Postdocs: Resources from the Cornell University Office of Postdoctoral Studies.

Veterans and Military Resources:

Religious Accommodations

Accessibility Resources: 

Student Groups:  A searchable database of student organizations through Student and Campus Life.

Cornell University Diversity & Inclusion: Links to various offices and programs for diversity resources for various Cornell populations including some listed below

Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI): The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) at Cornell University serves as a centralized hub that provides academic and professional-development support and resources for undergraduate students who are traditionally underrepresented and/or underserved in higher education.

Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE): The Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE) is committed to supporting excellence among graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and fostering environments where all scholars, especially those from backgrounds historically excluded from and underrepresented in the academy, can find community, experience positive mentoring relationships, and establish a sense of belonging.

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD): The Provost’s Office of Faculty Development & Diversity (OFDD) offers resources, including training and support for deans, department chairs, and individual faculty members, in the areas of faculty development and diversity.

Faculty Institute for Diversity: The Faculty Institute for Diversity focuses on developing inclusive pedagogies that support co-learning, power-sharing, and dialogue practices. Participants will articulate their commitments as anti-racist, inclusive educators and plan for teaching that empowers, enlivens, and challenges us and our students.

Cornell University Inclusive Excellence Academy: Cornell University's Inclusive Excellence Academy offers programs designed to advance an inclusive educational environment and workplace.

Colleague Network Groups: Membership is open to Cornell employees.

Belonging at Cornell: Belonging at Cornell is a framework designed to continue the progress towards making Cornell a more diverse and inclusive environment. Its mission is to focus our collective efforts on creating a campus community where individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences can both contribute and thrive.

Family/Work-Life Balance

Family Leave policies (including maternity, paternity, same sex partner, adoption):

Lactation Rooms: Spaces for pumping/expressing breastmilk.

Lactation Time Away From Work Policy (All members of the Cornell University faculty, academic and nonacademic staff, including regular, temporary, casual staff members, and student employees.)

Parenting Resources:

Care@Work: Finding the right kind of care for your family, pets, and your home can be challenging. Cornell now provides free unlimited membership to help you locate and arrange care. (Replaces the previous Family Helpers List.)

Students with families: Resources for students, partners, and children

Elder & Adult Care Resources:


Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Resources:

Athletic Schedule:

Cornell Events Calendar:

Ithaca Events Calendar:


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