Support for Times of Crisis
Cornell is a global community. Natural disasters, political conflicts, and violence happening around the world can profoundly affect our campus community. We care deeply about your well-being. Cornell offers support services to help students, faculty, and staff cope with turbulent times.
- Cornell Health offers a variety of support services for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including resources for students with partners or children.
- Counseling and Psychological Services provide options for discussing any concern, including confidential Let's Talk drop-in consultations with a Cornell Health counselor.
Language Translation Assistance
Students who find it easier to talk about personal health concerns in their native language can use our telephone-based language translation service, which offers more than 200 languages. If you are interested in using the service, please call 607-255-5155 to schedule your appointment and request the service when you speak with a scheduling attendant.
- Group counseling is available on many topics, including groups specifically for international students and some graduate student–only groups. Check to see what’s available this semester.
- For students enrolled in the Graduate School, the Graduate Student Life team is available to help you navigate personal concerns and challenging life situations. Check out self-care tips for graduate and professional students.
- Student Disability Services (SDS) is a resource for when life situations impair your ability to function optimally (e.g., thinking, learning, breathing, sleeping, eating, or meeting basic needs). Reach out to SDS to explore temporary academic accommodations to assist in navigating the current moment by completing the SDS disclosure form.
- Our campus ministers and spiritual advisors at the Office of Spirituality and Meaning Making are available to listen as you process the emotions and questions a crisis can raise. Call (607) 255-6002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Student Support and Advocacy Services can be a starting point if you are unsure what resource you need or have a specific concern.
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For Faculty and Staff
- The Cornell Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides individual, confidential, and free counseling services to benefits-eligible employees, spouses/partners, retirees, and postdocs. Call 607-255-2673 or email email@example.com.
- eni Confidential Counseling Services also provides free 24/7 counseling services to benefits-eligible employees. Call 1-800-327-2255.
Discussing Difficult Topics
Cornell offers resources for talking respectfully across differences. Visit Cornell's Center for Teaching Innovation for advice for faculty on responding to incidents that affect the teaching and learning climate.
Leading Others During Difficult Times
Cornell Human Resources recognizes that supervisors are responsible for supporting staff during times of crisis, even as they are experiencing their own feelings. FSAP identifies reactions that can accompany traumatic events and ways to help team members under stress.