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Information for Students

portrait of Ryan Lombardi
Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Welcome to our extraordinary university, a vibrant place of limitless opportunity. The traditions of academic innovation, access to educational opportunities and commitment to diversity are strongly reflected in all aspects of university life.

We have many services and resources to support students in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.

We are committed to the principle that students with disabilities deserve equality of opportunity and full participation in the programs and services offered at Cornell. I encourage you to explore this website and our university. Please contact us if you have questions about accessibility to any of our programs, services or events.

Ryan Lombardi
Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Resources for Students

Student Disability Services

If you are a student who is interested in obtaining accommodations, please visit Student Disability Services website

Student Organizations

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.

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.

Transportation Accommodations

Transportation services  are available through Student Disability Services to students with temporary or chronic mobility needs. The accommodations available include free bus passes and the approval of accessible parking permits, which are then purchased by the student from Commuter and Parking Services.