General Resources


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Graduate Students:


Physical and Mental Health

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

FSAP (Faculty, Staff Assistance Program): FSAP's professional staff offers free and confidential guidance and support to benefits-eligible employees and their partners to address issues that may be affecting their personal lives and/or job satisfaction or performance. The FSAP is part of Cornell's broad commitment to foster and support the mental health and well-being of the campus community.

CMM (Cornell Minds Matter): Cornell Minds Matter promotes the overall mental and emotional health of all Cornell students, works to reduce the stigma of mental illness, and holds events open to the entire Cornell community that foster a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services): The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to provide crisis intervention, brief counseling, outpatient psychiatric care, outreach, and referral services to Cornell University students.

All appointments are via Zoom and phone until further notice.


  • Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Friday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Group Counseling through Cornell Health: Group counseling is one of the most effective tools for addressing issues common among college students. For many students, it can be more effective than individual counseling. New groups form every semester.

Bystander Initialtives (expansion of Notice and Respond) We all have a role in our caring community. Please reach out to help others in distress. ​

Let’s Talk: "Let's Talk" is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Gannett Health Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus Monday through Friday during the semester. 

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Center: 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:

Report a Bias Incident: To report a non-emergency harassment, discrimination or bias incident,

SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault – Response and Education): This site provides important and timely information to the Cornell community about sexual harassment, assault, gender discrimination and other related forms of violence. It also offers information about the SHARE partners who provide services, support, reporting options, education, and advocacy.

Consensual Relationship Policy:

Dean of Students: Lists some of the identity-based offices and programs at Cornell for various ethnic, gender/gender identity, other protected status groups.

Physics/STEM groups:


Identity Specific Programs, Departments and Resource Centers:

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

Veterans and Military Resources:

Religious Accommodation FAQ’s: 

Disability Resources: 

Student Groups A searchable database of student organizations through the campus activities office.

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): is focused on undergraduate 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.

Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE): works to advance a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, but especially for those from backgrounds historically underrepresented in graduate education and the academy.

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD): The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity works with deans and department chairs to increase faculty diversity, providing guidance in setting realistic diversity goals, training search committees, broadening faculty applicant pools, increasing retention of underrepresented groups, and providing faculty development and advancement opportunities.

Faculty Institute for Diversity:  The goal of Cornell’s Faculty Institute for Diversity is to bring faculty together to engage in complex discussions about aspects of diversity, to create a network of teachers and scholars who can serve as a resource to one another on matters of diversity and education, and to incorporate diversity elements into new or revised courses.

Cornell University Inclusive Excellence Academy (iea): With a focus on the development of multicultural fluency, Cornell University’s Inclusive Excellence Academy, launched in August 2013, offers programs designed to advance an inclusive educational environment and workplace.

Human Resources, Our Culture & Diversity: Learn about Cornell’s policies and programs that support diversity and inclusion in our workplace, including the University Diversity Council, equal opportunity and affirmative action programs, and instructions and resources for reporting harassment, discrimination and bias.

Colleague Network Groups: The university sponsors Colleague Network Groups (CNGs) as a way for traditionally underrepresented minorities and their allies to find support, both at Cornell and beyond. The CNGs enhance our community culture by providing engaging programs for Cornell faculty and staff.  

Building a Culture of Respect: Link to Cornell’s online training regarding sexual assault/violence, domestic violence, dating violence (also known as intimate partner violence), and stalking prevention and response. "Building a Culture of Respect" addresses how to respond should faculty or staff learn a member of our community has experienced any type of sexual violence or stalking. It also lets faculty and staff know how to file a complaint.

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):

Mother's 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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