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Student Disability Services

Student Groups that Support Persons with Disabilities

Allergy and Asthma Awareness
Allergy & Asthma Awareness looks to foster a collaborative and supportive atmosphere surrounding the issues of allergies, asthma, and other diseases or intolerances. We work to create practical, on-campus solutions to improve quality of life for students living with any of these conditions.

Cornell Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Affiliated Forum
Having Crohn’s or Colitis should never get in the way of your hopes and dreams. Join the CCFA Crohn’s and Colitis Speaker Series and get some peer support. These talks will provide valuable information and updates on current developments in research and treatment options of IBD. We understand that college life and life in general with an illness can be difficult. We’re here to make sure you don’t have to take the journey alone. For more information, contact Mary Mulvanerton ( or Alex Gimenez (

Cornell Minds Matter (CMM)
A student organization that works to promote mental health and well-being, decrease the stigma associated with mental illness and seeking out mental health resources. Members of Cornell Minds Matter serve as a liaison between students, faculty, staff and administration at Cornell to guide policy and resources to serve the Cornell community. CMM holds workshops, training sessions, guest lectures and fun stress-reducing events, community services outing and other activities. An annual publication discusses various topics related to mental health through essays, poems and art.

Cornell Union for Disabilities Awareness (CUDA)
A union of people with disabilities and allies in the Cornell community dedicated to education, awareness and activism in support of disabilities issues. CUDA is dedicated to encouraging constructive, issued-based conversation and debate and works to achieve this goal through a variety of avenues on campus and beyond. CUDA meets weekly to discuss issues impacting persons with disabilities. For more information about CUDA, please contact Lawrence Goun (

Deaf Awareness Project, Cornell University (CUDAP)
Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project (CUDAP) is a student-run program of the Cornell Public Service Center, which provides students with opportunities to learn about and participate in raising awareness of the issues facing the Deaf community. Our mission has three parts: 1. We work to integrate the Deaf and hearing communities. 2. We work to provide an opportunity for students to learn about the Deaf community and American Sign Language (ASL) through meetings, service trips, and events, while educating the Cornell community. 3. We aim to incorporate ASL into the school-year curriculum at Cornell University. There is also the CUDAP Sign Choir.

Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi)
Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society Participate in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding disability issues and the need to apply the principles of universal design in learning. Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society work for an “aDAPtable” world. If you want to learn more, please contact either Daniel Rosenfeld ( or Jonathan Goldstein ( or visit their Facebook page.

Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service (EARS)
A student-run organization offering counseling, training and outreach programs. It is open to all members of the Cornell community. The drop-in and phone counseling room at 213 Willard Straight is open daily during the academic year. Counseling is free and confidential. Training in communication and counseling skills is offered at three levels each semester. Outreach programs are provided for campus groups.

Students For Eating Disorder Awareness, Support, and Recovery
The purpose of Students for Eating Disorder Awareness, Support, and Recovery is to (a) provide an on campus initiative for the promotion of Eating Disorder Awareness (b) to provide a resource where friends of students and students with family members struggling with Eating Disorders can come together, share their stories and find strength and community, and (c) to raise funds for eating disorder research and foundations providing financial support to individuals seeking treatment for their eating disorders.

Students of Diabetes Awareness (SODA)
A student organizeion whose purpose is to raise awareness about diabetes and to act as a support network for students living with diabetes on Cornell’s campus. They also work to raise money for JDRF, which supports research efforts for diabetes. Their support group, SODA POP (standing for: People on the Pump) meets at least once a month for dinner or another social activity.

Undergraduate Disability Studies Journal
The Undergraduate Disability Studies Journal publishes undergraduate research pertaining to disability studies. The aim of the journal is to promote the work of students exploring disability issues and to give students the opportunity to engage with disability studies research by working on the editorial board.

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