There are many on-campus resources that you can take advantage of during your Cornell career to maximize your potential and success.
Overall Health & Well-Being
Cornell Health provides services and resources to all students, including:
- medical care,
- individual counseling,
- support groups,
- physical therapy and massage,
- nutrition and healthy eating services,
- sexual health care,
- alcohol and drug services,
- international travel vaccination preparation,
- a pharmacy,
- and much more.
During the academic year, many services are accessible seven days a week for certain hours, and phone consultation is available 24/7. Cornell Health also offers Let's Talk (free drop-in consultations with a counselor) throughout the academic year.
Disability Representatives serve as liaisons between Student Disability Services and the colleges and various campus offices regarding disability issues. They assist faculty and staff with the coordination of some accommodations and provide information to students and colleagues about SDS.
Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment — 203 Day Hall, 607-255-5145
No matter what your family's financial situation is, Cornell University provides a wide range of financing options to make education affordable. The Financial Aid staff will work closely with you and your family to put the cost of a Cornell education within your reach.
John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines — 101 McGraw Hall
Supports writing seminars and writing intensive courses in a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and at all levels of undergraduate education; it also engages in a variety of outreach activities.
Learning Strategies Center (LSC) — 420 Computing & Communications Center (CCC)
The LSC is the central academic support unit for undergraduates at Cornell University. The LSC provides students with tutoring and supplemental courses in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, and Physics. Assistance in improving general study skills is available through workshops, semester-long courses, individual consultations, and website resources.
Mathematics Support Center (MSC) — 256 Malott Hall
Worried about math? Whether you are studying for a prelim or brushing up on forgotten algebra, the Math Support Center can relieve your math anxiety. Director Doug Alfors and all the trained tutors readily assist students who need math help at a variety of levels. The MSC offers help in two forms: Independent Study Capsules and Tutoring.
Tatkon Center for First Year Students — South Balch Hall
Offers tutoring, study groups, study skills workshops, career workshops, and a variety of health and wellbeing events throughout the year.
College of Engineering Learning Initiatives — 167 Olin Hal
For students in engineering courses, Learning Initiatives offers academic excellence workshops (AEWs) in some core engineering courses and also tutoring support, plus other opportunities.
Lynda Online Resources
Cornell faculty, students, and staff have free, unlimited access to lynda.com's online library of high-quality videos on the latest software tools and skills. 2,500 high quality, detailed online training courses for people at all experience levels are available.
Physical Education Courses and Recreational Services
Courses offered through the Physical Education provide options for individuals at virtually all levels of physical ability. Staff members in the Physical Education office are experienced in working with individuals with disabilities to identify appropriate courses among those being offered, adapt existing courses, or develop individualized programs that will meet the needs of students. For more information, see the Physical Education website.
Recreational Services, a program within Athletics, offers additional opportunities for students to maintain or develop healthy bodies through exercise while they expand their minds through academics. Recreational Services includes the offerings of the Cornell Fitness Centers, Intramural Sports, the Helen Newman Bowling Center, Noyes Community Recreation Center and Helen Newman Hall Recreation Center.
ADA Coordinator Team
The ADA Coordinator Team is responsible for guiding the University's efforts in disability compliance. Each member can provide guidance and advice about disability access questions whether they be within the realm of students, staff/faculty, or overall access throughout campus.
- Erin Sember-Chase, Interim Director, Student Disability Services
Level 5, Cornell Health; 607-254-4545
- Andrea Haenlin-Mott, ADA Coordinator for Facilities
Humphreys Service Center; 607-255-5150
- Angela Winfield, Director of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, Human Resources
Day Hall; 607-255-6865
- Brandon Brylinsky, Electronic IT Accessibility Coordinator
Northeast ADA Center
The Northeast ADA Center is housed on the Cornell campus and provides information, referral, training, and technical assistance for and about individuals with disabilities.
It is part of a national network of centers which provide information, referrals, resources, and training on equal opportunity for people with disabilities and on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). They serve businesses, employers, government entities, individuals with disabilities, and the media in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They also conduct research to help increase knowledge on best practices for the employment of people with disabilities. They are located at 201 Dolgen Hall and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-949-4232.