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Ergonomics professor David Feathers teaches a course on universal design and accessibility


Information for Students

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Use the new online accessibility map to find accessible routes, entrances and parking.

Susan Murphy

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.

Susan Murphy
Vice President for Student and Academic Services

Resources

Student Groups

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.

Disability Services Team (DST)
Assists students with temporary and permanent disabilities living on campus. Volunteers will assist with tasks such as getting groceries from Max Market or other on-campus stores, pick up or return books to the library, or doing laundry. Other activities may be added as individual needs are addressed. Currently the DST is supported by Student Disability Services, CUDA (Cornell Union for Disabilities Awareness, the Public Service Center, Gannett Health Services, Cornell Tradition and the Student Assembly.

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.

Facts, Advocacy, and Control of Epileptic Seizures (FACES)
A student organization that assists individuals with seizure disorders with managing their epilepsy and developing positive self esteem in order to build a successful life. This is accomplished through education, services and research. FACES helps youth and their families deal with the psychological and social impacts involved with seizures to improve how they are perceived and accepted in society.