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Undergraduate Student Life

New health center design takes shape; fundraising proceeds

The design has been unveiled for a new university health center planned to open at Cornell in 2017 as a comprehensive update and expansion of the current Gannett Health Services facility. The proposed center will more than double the size of usable space for campus health services, from 25,000 to 52,000 square feet, to meet the needs of a larger student population – including more than 100,000 clinical visits per year – and increasingly complex public health requirements and initiatives in the Cornell community.

With the design development phase completed, the project will go through city and university approvals, including those of the Cornell Board of Trustees. The City of Ithaca Planning Board’s site plan review is in May. Pending approvals, construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2015.

New gifts and commitments totaling $9.81 million have been received toward a $25 million fundraising goal for the health center. 

"The philanthropic support for this project is deeply appreciated,” said Susan Murphy ’73, Ph.D. ’94, vice president for student and academic services. “University leaders past and present have been moved to make this important investment in students’ health, which is so fundamental to educational achievement and a thriving community."

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Message from Vice President Susan Murphy

Our goal is simple: help every student thrive.

We strive to create a campus community that is among the best in the nation in terms of its vibrancy, diversity, health, and creativity – one that aims to help each and every student flourish at Cornell.  By working with partners throughout Cornell, including colleges, schools, and units, our division puts students at the center, with programs and services that directly support academic success and result in personal, social, and leadership growth.

Our scope is wide; our impact is deep.

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A New Healthcare Center for a New Generation

Cornell is in the planning stages of renovating and transforming its Gannett Health Services facility. With approval from the Board of Trustees to develop a project plan, the university seeks to enlarge and reconfigure space within Gannett to address an unprecedented level of demand for its physical, mental, and public health services.

The renovation will help Gannett advance its pioneering college healthcare delivery model.

The $55 million project is a top fundraising priority for Student and Academic Services, with a $25 million goal for the facility and an additional $17 million goal for endowed positions and programs that include:

  • Executive Director ($5 million)
  • Director of Counseling and Psychological Services ($3 million)
  • Preventive Alcohol Strategies and Alcohol Intervention Program ($2.5 million)

 

Living-Learning Experiences Boost Student Success

Following a decade-long transformation of Cornell’s residence halls to integrate living and learning, the university continues to invest in strengthening student communities.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Carol Tatkon Center serves as an intellectual, support, and resource center on North Campus for first-year students. Its programs and services help students transition to Cornell, promoting their well-being and academic success while connecting them with faculty outside of classrooms. The center seeks program support and gifts to name spaces within the center.
 

Five residential West Campus houses for sophomore, transfer, and upper-level student offer students a sense of community and foster student-faculty conversations outside of classrooms, while supporting the social, personal, and leadership development. House professors and deans, together with our house fellows, provide intellectual and social leadership, create program opportunities, and work closely with student leaders. The university seeks support for endowed positions and programs.

Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholarships Program

When focused students enroll at Cornell with demonstrated interests and skills in research, Rawlings Presidential Research Scholarships allow them to actively engage in that enterprise as soon as possible. This competitive scholarship program is open to undergraduates across all fields of study, and affords selected students the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor. Rawlings Scholars become some of our very best students, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and gaining recognition in prestigious scholarship competitions. Gifts to endow new Rawlings Scholarships can help fund research-support accounts for student use, ensuring they will have the funds necessary to accomplish their goals.  In addition, students with need will receive financial support for tuition and to reduce their student loans.

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Cornell Annual Fund for Student and Academic Services

SAS puts students at the center. Gifts to the Annual Fund for Student and Academic Services benefit every student across every undergraduate college at Cornell. Every size gift fosters student growth and development. Recent gift uses have included:

  • Launching new leadership development programs
  • Backing new student organizations, such as Gorge Stewards and Cayuga’s Watchers
  • Defraying travel costs for service projects
  • Piloting new approaches to intergroup dialogue

Few areas of the university change as quickly from year-to-year as student life. Annual funds provide flexibility. They are deployed immediately where resources are most needed to support undergraduate student life and learning.

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Campus Happenings

The university has launched searches for a new provost and vice president for student and campus life, with the formation …
President Skorton pays honor to Vice President Murphy's lifelong contributions to Cornell.
Susan Murphy, vice president for student and academic services since 1994, has announced she will retire June 30, 2015.
Cornell’s president-elect, Elizabeth Garrett, spoke to the Chronicle Oct. 7 and answered questions on topics from engaged …
By ANUSHKA MEHROTRA  Several Cornell student leaders reacted positively to the University’s selection of its first …
Cornell is launching its on-campus sesquicentennial festivities with flash and fanfare during Trustee-Council Annual …
Cornell Provost W. Kent Fuchs has been named the 12th president of the University of Florida, the UF board of trustees …
PAULINA GLASS To celebrate Cornell’s upcoming sesquicentennial, a commemorative grove on Libe Slope displaying key moments …
Special coverage of the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, USC provost, who will be first woman to lead the university
Cornellians kicked off the first of the university’s regional sesquicentennial celebrations in a big way in the Big Apple …
President David Skorton welcomed the Class of 2018 at the Convocation for New Students and Families at Schoellkopf Stadium …
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Diversity

Diversity expert Maura Cullen discussed inherent biases and the need to overcome them in a campus talk Sept. 11, 2014. The …
By REBECCA BLAIR During a Black Students United panel held Thursday, Cornell and Ithaca Police and members of the …
Artist Chon Noriega, curator of a 1993 Arts Quad exhibition that led to the takeover of Day Hall by Latino students, …
By ANDREW LORD Renee Alexander ’74, associate dean of students and director of intercultural programs, addressed the …
Maura Cullen, an authority on diversity issues on college campuses, encouraged her audience to evaluate inherent biases …
Cornell has won a national diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity for its measurable achievements in broadening …
In an Aug. 30 talk to student leaders, Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs discussed the importance of leadership and …
Cornell is proud to be listed on Campus Pride's Top 50 LGBT-Friendly list.
Thaddeus Talbot '15 is a student at Cornell University's ILR School (School of Industrial & Labor Relations) and is …
Cornell Hillel has named Lynn ’65 and Jules ’63 Kroll as winners of the 2014 Tanner Prize, awarded annually to an …
To be successful, Cornell students must take advantage of the cultural diversity of the campus to learn to communicate …
The Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association held its first-ever reunion in conjunction with Cornell’s …
Starting June 2, the east-facing apse window of Sage Chapel will undergo a complete restoration, along with other …
Students of Education 2610: Intergroup Dialogue Project say the course has been “life-changing” in its ability to explore …
The voices of nearly 400 Cornell students discussing their experiences with diversity on campus form the basis of a new …
The Spring 2014 cover story of Ezra Magazine focuses on diversity.
Noticing the lack of portraits of women around campus, Jordana Gilman '14 assembled an exhibition of 250 notable Cornell …
Retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out for LGBT rights on campus March 19.
The Intergroup Dialogue Project, a peer-facilitated course that seeks to raise awareness around social justice issues, won …
By SAMANTHA?DELOUYA Despite being held in a smaller venue, approximately 400 individuals crowded into Willard Straight …
By ANUSHKA MEHROTRA Ari Ne’eman, president and founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, which seeks to empower …
National Public Radio host and special correspondent Michele Norris delivered Cornell’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. …
Breaking Bread, sponsored by 6-2-6 Center for Intercultural Dialogue, returns February 11 with Cornell Hillel and the …
Since fall 2011, 626 Thurston has served as Cornell's hub for conversations about differences.
Campus leaders learned about accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities during a series of building tours …
Law professor and critical race theorist Kimberle Crenshaw '81 talked about race and the law on campus Oct. 17.
Scholars Working Ambitiously To Graduate (or SWAG), a campus organization that seeks to boost the graduation rate of …
The student-run Diversity Hosting Month is part of an initiative helping Cornell to recruit minority prospects and exceed …
The Class of 2017 – 3,282 freshmen from 48 states and 56 countries – reflects significant gains in diversity at Cornell, …
A student-led initiative begun in 2010 has resulted in the establishment of the first Muslim Cultural Center on campus. …
Finishing its first year as a university-supported organization, SWAG: Scholars Working Ambitiously to Graduate had 30 …
The Toward New Destinations diversity planning document has been revised to reflect outcomes as well as plans to promote …
President David Skorton charges two committees to follow up on recommendations to improve the university's environment for …
Network built on respect for all sexual orientations expanding to Cornell
The American Indian Program marked its 30th anniversary and reflected on its history at Cornell at a conference April …
A major hip-hop collection at Cornell University Library inspires a major celebration on- and off-campus.
Employment & Disability Institute work lauded by national group
Eight Cornellians received Constance E. Cook and Alice H. Cook Recognition Awards Feb. 28 for their contributions to …
In his Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Feb. 11, author Wes Moore called for more leadership and education to …
Black History Month puts focus on the role of black people in the development of world civilizations and memorializes …
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Living and Learning

A product of years of planning by Cornell students, faculty, and staff, the West Campus House System emphasizes informal …
Nominations are being sought from among the faculty for positions as house deans and professors at two West Campus houses …
Biomedical engineering faculty members Chris Schaffer and Nozomi Nishimura are joining students at Donlon Hall this year …
Three new North Campus faculty-in-residence – Sahara Byrne, Christopher Umbach and Maria Fernandez – have developed new …
Susan H. Murphy '73, PhD '94, vice president for Student and Academic Services, speaks with parents during New Student …
Robert Glick shares his experiences visiting campus with his daughter Alicia Glick '17
There was no Carol Tatkon Center in 1959. "Our only practical alternative was to just deal with it," recalls Dick Lynham …
Under faultless blue skies and a flawless temperatures, Cornell University President David Skorton welcomed the Class of …
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Health and Well-Being

Gannett provides physical therapy services for staff and faculty right on campus.
At a Nov. 13 campus event, Dagmawi Woubshet, associate professor of English, led a discussion about what men can do to …
By BENEDETTA CARNAGHI Student leaders and Cornell staff members discussed issues surrounding mental health and how …
By REBECCA BLAIR A year after its official launch, Cayuga’s Watchers — a student-run nonprofit dedicated to reducing the …
By ANDREW LEE Dr. Janet Corson-Rikert, associate vice president for campus health and director of Gannett Health Services, …
Campus and local health officials said Oct. 21 that there is little risk locally for an Ebola outbreak, but training, …
By NOAH RANKIN The creation of a new coverage plan for students enrolled in Medicaid in New York State is among many …
More than 1,550 Cornell students feasted at the ninth annual Harvest Dinner Oct. 9 that featured a cornucopia of autumnal …
The university is putting in place travel restrictions, given the evolving Ebola situation and its responsibility to …
By ASHLEY CHU Last week, the University announced that it is one of 56 colleges participating in a national initiative to …
In conjunction with National Hazing Prevention Week last week, University officials and student leaders outlined efforts …
By ANDREW LORD The Student Assembly unanimously voted Thursday to call on professors to include information about mental …
Actor and author Henry Winkler talked “Happy Days,” finding his path to success despite learning disabilities and the …
Healthy Relationships, an initiative to raise awareness of how to best promote positive relationships launched this fall …
In this Cornell Daily Sun column, Police Chief Kathy Zoner welcomes students to campus and offers thoughts on personal …
Cornell and local community members gathered at the Cornell Plantations’ Nevin Center Aug. 26 to dedicate the Nathaniel …
By NOAH RANKIN In light of National Hazing Prevention Week this week, University officials and student leaders have …
From the Ithaca Journal: Cornell is paying tribute to Nathaniel Rand, who drowned in 2011, by renaming its main gorge …
In this Cornell Sun editorial, Emma Court '15 shares with new students what college life is like and encourages them to …
Cornell is cited as one of the nation's healthiest campuses for dining options.
Chief of Police Kathy Zoner joined 10 other law enforcement officers, district attorneys, victim advocates and college …
Huffington Post blog entry by Cornell student Emma Court describes a night in the life of the Cayuga's Watchers.
The Nathaniel Rand '12 Memorial Gorge Safety Education Program encourages accident-free recreation.
On May 7, President David Skorton issued the following statement on sexual violence prevention to the Cornell community.
By TALIA JUBAS Cornell Minds Matter celebrated the opening of an art exhibit called “Faces of Mental Health,” a photo …
A new Cornell University Council on Hazing Prevention will take a comprehensive, campuswide approach to prevent and …
Janet Corson-Rikert, associate vice president for health services, has been recognized nationally for her "exceptional …
Justin Kondrat ’14 has led a project to plant some 50,000 blooming flowers that spell out the word “rooted” in 10-foot …
Cornell Dining chefs worked with national celebrity Chef Jet Tila this week, learning principles and subtle techniques in …
This week teams of Cornell Dining managers, chefs and staff members will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at campus …
Outlet: New York Times, The When you have a child off at college, you worry about his general health, state of mind, …
By MARGARET YODER After Cornell saw a surge of sexual assault cases last year, President David Skorton and Susan Murphy …
By NOAH RANKIN With Gannett Health Services currently unable to “accomodate current campus health needs,” the University …
This January 8, 2014 Huffington Post article reviews Cornell's proactive policy changes and actions to address sexual …
High-risk drinking and other risky party behavior could be reduced by the friendly intervention tactics of a startup …
Through internships, jobs and courses, students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics gain practical, hands-on experience …
The new Council on Sexual Violence Prevention, which includes students, faculty and staff, is the latest in a recent …
Student-elected trustee Ross Gitlin comments on the recent launch of Cayuga's Watchers and its potential impact on our …
The Jed Foundation, a national organization seeking to reduce suicide rates among college students, has honored Cornell's …
Student health – for all students, not only those in crisis – is central to Cornell's mission: enabling students to reach …
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Engagement

More than 1,000 supporters turned out for annual fundraiser game Nov. 15 to benefit the United Way of Tompkins County.
Cornell Students for Hunger Relief are hosting a monthlong Thanksgiving Turkey Donation Drive through Nov. 16.
Highlights from the October 29, 2014 Taste of Culture event, sponsored by the Cornell Public Service Center’s Translator …
By ANIKA SETHY Cornellians gathered for the University’s first annual celebration of World Food Day — which featured a …
CALS senior Franck Onambélé received support from the Public Service Center for his H2O Solidarity Campaign.
Engaged Cornell - a groundbreaking, $150 million, 10-year initiative to establish community engagement and real-world …
Into the Streets, Cornell’s largest philanthropic effort, hopes to send more than 1,200 students into the community Oct. …
Cornell students, Ithaca officials, Cornell and Ithaca police officers, and Cornell staff took part in the first Bear Walk …
For the third year, Athletics & Physical Education helps Q Country morning host Chris Allinger kick off his walk on …
Cornell President David Skorton takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, along with his wife Robin Davisson and VP Susan Murphy.
Incoming first-year students volunteered with area organizations through the Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST) program, …
Cornell students and staff, Ithaca officials, and Cornell and Ithaca police officers will travel door-to-door in …
Twenty-eight high school students participated in Cornell’s Upward Bound academic enrichment program this summer.
A new Flipboard magazine, “Cornell University: Engaged” (Making a difference near and far) recently launched.
Three student projects address social needs or problems in the Ithaca community were awarded Robin Appel Humanitarian …
Professors Debra Castillo and Angela Gonzales were named Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellows for community-based …
Student and faculty service-learning projects were honored on campus April 17.
Forget the Florida foolishness. So long, sand and sun. Cornell students traveled the concrete world of Manhattan’s Upper …
More than 600 Cornell alumni and students came together in early January at 32 sites across the United States to connect …
A record number of Cornell students volunteered to do community service through Into the Streets, a program celebrating …
The brothers of Beta Theta Pi helped to clear and build trails on wooded land for the Ithaca YMCA's Camp Adventure.
The student group, which sends students on service-learning trips to Nicaragua and encourages them to become global …
Audrey Baker '09, a Biology and Society graduate, leads a program to locally grow and source foods for Ithaca-area schools.
Cornell's culture of public engagement expands the definition of 'land grant'.
Fifty-five Cornell graduates have joined the incoming Teach for America corps of 5,900 individuals this year, making …
The Cornell Urban Scholars Program program matched 14 undergraduates with nonprofit and government agencies in New York …
The Dump & Run sale held last weekend raised close to $55,000 to benefit local charities. A remaining amount of excess …
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Student Stories and Achievements

By AIMEE CHO In an attempt to create dialogues between students in the Ivy League, 150 students from across the Ivies …
By AIMEE CHO After more than a year in development, a new online student administrative portal — partially funded by a …
The Big Red Pumpkin Regatta brought out eight four-person teams and about 100 spectators Oct. 4 for a 100-meter relay race …
While at Cornell University, 22-year-old Karim Abouelnaga started a summer enrichment program with a mission to close the …
Millions of viewers nationwide who tuned in to NBC’s America’s Got Talent Tuesday night were treated to the high-energy …
By ANUSHKA MEHROTRA Clad in colorful costumes, 13 members of Cornell’s Bhangra dance team performed live on NBC’s Today …
A June 16th gathering honored Susan Murphy for 20 years of services as Vice President of Student and Academic Services.
On May 21, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 33 outstanding graduating seniors and the high school …
The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) award recognizes contributions as student employee …
This April, Cornell held a remembrance gathering for Doug Calby '81, a stalwart volunteer for Cornell Career Services, who …
About 140 students presenting 115 research projects gathered for the Cornell Undergraduate Research Forum April 16, while …
Musical theater composer Danny Bernstein '14 has been chosen for the Academy for New Musical Theatre's New Voices Project.
Teresa Danso-Danquah ’15, an ILR School student who has worked on advocating for people with disabilities at Cornell …
Business Insider Magazine profiles 19 exceptional Cornell students who are shaping the future.
Five doctoral candidates and one postdoctoral associate at Cornell were recently inducted into the Cornell chapter of the …
Three Cornell undergraduates have won 2014 Barry Goldwater Scholarships, which support sophomores and juniors intending to …
Brianne Jenner ’14, who won gold at Sochi on the Canadian women’s hockey team, will return to Cornell next year.
College of Ag and Life Sciences, 4-time NCAA Champion wrestler.
Four Big Red players will represent Team Canada at the Sochi games.
This Sunday Bryan Walters '10, the former record-breaking wide receiver at Cornell, lands on football’s biggest stage – …
Two graduating seniors with records of excellence in undergraduate research, athletics and community service, Samantha …
Simon Boehme ’14 is the first Cornellian to win a George J. Mitchell Scholarship to study in Ireland.
President Emeritus Hunter Rawlings applauded the work of current and former undergraduate research scholars at the first …
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Athletics from CornellBigRed.com

ITHACA, N.Y. – Fifth-year head coach Bill Courtney understands preseason polls don't have any impact on how this upcoming …
ITHACA, N.Y. – The 2014-15 men's hockey season inches closer this weekend with a pair of exhibitions against the U.S. …
ITHACA, N.Y. – Coming off its fourth ECAC Hockey title in five seasons, Cornell women's ice hockey is poised for another …
NEW YORK — The sophomore doubles team of Bernardo Casares Rosa and Chris Vrabel advanced to the semifinals of the …
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell men's cross country will wrap up the final race of the regular-season portion of its schedule on …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The process for determining the order of seat selection for men's hockey student season tickets has …
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell sprint football will look to even its record this coming Friday when it welcomes Post to …
Freshman Friday is a Q-and-A feature with new members of the men's hockey team. This is the first installment, featuring …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Big Red, tied for first in the Ivy League standings at 8-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play, will …
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell women's cross country will wrap up the final race of the regular-season portion of its schedule on …
NEWARK, N.J. — Sophomore forward Meera Marhoefer scored in the 37th-minute, and the women's soccer team closed out the …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell women's polo team rose to the challenge, a big early challenge, from the Maryland Polo Club …
ITHACA, N.Y. – The polls are in, and Cornell wrestling is the big winner.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Coming off a 2-0-0 week and an emotional late game victory over the Yale Bulldogs, Cornell men's soccer …
PRINCETON, N.J. – Cornell senior women's rower Kate Roach has been named the Collegiate Athlete of the Year by USRowing …
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell men's and women's swimming and diving teams used its preseason scrimmage at the University at …
BOSTON, Mass. – The Big Red's fall rowing season got underway today as the men's heavyweight, men's lightweight and …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell sailing team competed in the ultra-competitive Captain Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth and the Navy …
MADISON, Wisc. & PRINCETON, N.J. – Cornell women's cross country ramped up its final push ahead of the championship …
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The last remaining Big Red women's tennis players were eliminated from the USTA/ITA Northeast Regions …
NEW YORK — Sophomores Bernardo Casares Rosa and Chris Vrabel have advanced to Monday's semifinals in the double bracket …
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. & PRINCETON, N.J. – Cornell men's cross country returned to action this past weekend as it ramps up its …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Big Red football team hits the road looking for its first win of 2014 when it visits Brown on …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell freshman Nick Gesualdi has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second time this …
THE MATCHUP: The Big Red volleyball team will open the second half of Ivy League play when it welcomes Columbia (7-9, 3-4 …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell University Department of Athletics and Physical Education, in conjunction with SIDEARM …
ITHACA, N.Y. – After two week layoff, Cornell men's cross country will return to action this weekend as the team ramps up …
PROVIDENCE, N.Y. – In a match that featured 39 ties and 20 lead changes over five sets, the Brown volleyball team …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell wrestling team will compete at the 2014 Grapple at the Garden event on Sunday, Dec. 21 at …
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The women's tennis team has five singles and two doubles entries in the main draws of the USTA/ITA …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Members of the Cornell football team appeared at The Cornell Store on Thursday afternoon in advance of …
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Sophomore Alexandra D'Ascenzo won a pair of singles matches, and the doubles team of junior Dena …
ITHACA, N.Y. — Lehigh scored a pair of touchdowns in a span of nine seconds in the first quarter, then held off the Big …
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard scored two first half goals and then withstood an offense flurry by the Big Red to steal a 2-1 …
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Reigning Ivy League champion Yale defeated the Big Red volleyball team in straight sets, 25-16, 25-17, …
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell women's cross country will return to action this weekend, as it kicks its preparation for the …
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More Athletics Stories

Formal sports associations are one way Cornell alumni give back, and they're not reserved solely for former student-athletes.
Science filmmaker Charles Engelman enlisted Cornell Outdoor Education’s Tree Climbing Institute as a partner to make a …
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell University Department of Athletics and Physical Education, in conjunction with SIDEARM …
Women’s sailing at Cornell has been elevated from club status to varsity team level, it was announced June 23. With …
Get to know the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse in this video feature.
By MOLLY KARR Biologist and filmmaker Charlie Engelman — this year’s recipient of National Geographic Expedition Granted …
Kerwick, who served in the position on an interim basis during the 2014 season, becomes the 11th head coach in the …
Emily Shearer had no idea that choosing cross country over water polo in high school would be such a big ecision.
Big Red men's heavyweight rowers are sporting new swag after partnering with Cornell fiber science and apparel design …
For each person attending the women's hockey opening game against Northeastern University Oct. 19, $1 will be given to the …
Homecoming 2013 extends its usual weekend run to an entire week of activities on campus, culminating in the football game …
Network built on respect for all sexual orientations expanding to Cornell
Twelve new members, including six All-Americans, have been selected for induction into the Cornell University Athletic …
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Greek Life

In their own words, fraternity presidents from Cornell's Interfraternity Council (IFC) speak about why their organizations …
By CHRIS BYRNS Students on campus are continuing to call for the examination of the quarter system, a set of controversial …
By SAMANTHA ACRICHE This week, the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority hosted its first-ever “Pink Week” — a week-long series of …
President David Skorton and Vice President Susan Murphy converse live with alumni on issues in today's Greek system at …
Keep up with the latest Greek good news and great achievements through Facebook, updated several times weekly.
By RACHEL WEBER Phi Mu, the newest sorority to colonize at Cornell, extended its first bids in a ceremony Saturday. The …
The Cornell Interfraternity Council’s Go Greek! Dodgeball Tournament is part of an effort to create alcohol-free events …
Congratulations Sigma Delta Tau at Cornell University for receiving the Diamond Chapter Award from their national …
Inside Higher Ed reports on a recent Gallup survey that finds Greek students more likely to thrive after college.
By RACHEL WEBER The Alpha Delta Phi fraternity hosted their annual Victory Club philanthropy event Saturday, raising money …
Staff from Cornell's Office of Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living explained the philosophy of Greek housing …
Effective May 27, Cornell restores Theta Delta Chi fraternity to full recognition status, after being placed on interim …
Effective May 15, 2014, Vice President Susan Murphy, responding to an appeal by Chi Psi, upheld the revocation decision …
The highest honor within the fraternity recognizes exemplary contributions to a profession, community, the Fraternity, or …
The Greek Tri-Council writes a letter to the Cornell community to condemn sexual assault of any kind and spells outs some …
The Cornell Panhellenic Association will bring the issues of mental and physical health to the forefront this week during …
Now in its third year, the Greek Leadership Academy at Cornell is being recognized for its value and importance by the …
On February 22, the Greek community lauded three students whose leadership demonstrated a strong commitment to community …
By ERIC OBERMAN The first four-week new member period for fraternities and sororities — which was shortened from six weeks …
By RACHEL WEBER With recruitment beginning in Fall 2014, Phi Mu will be the next sorority to colonize on campus, the …
Learn about the processes by which students join the Cornell Greek Community. Fraternity and sorority advising staff …
Lambda Chi Alpha alumni have raised $125,000 to establish a memorial fund in memory of a brother, Matthew Patrick Omans '10.
Addressing President Skorton's challenge to end pledging, continuing measures to improve Greek culture on campus include …
In 2011, President Skorton issued a challenge to Cornell's Greek community to 'end pledging as we know it.' With the goal …
Alumni, students and administrators discussed issues facing the Greek life system at Cornell at a campus conference Feb. …
Cornell's efforts to revamp the Greek system's new member orientation is on the right track, university leaders …
An address with Q&A for attendees of the A.D. White Greek Leadership Annual Summit held February 15-17, 2013.
"Greek life is at a crossroads. We are called upon to be leaders and -- together with Greek student members -- help define …
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Featured Videos

Senior recital performed by Bryan Chong '13, M.Eng '14 and Weijia Chen '14, May 25, 2014.
Cornell's Bhangra student group appears on the TODAY show on July 23, 2014 as one of three finalists to compete on …
Eleven Cornellians share what the word 'wellness' means to them, what they do to improve their personal health, how the …
Thaddeus Talbot '15 is a student at Cornell University's ILR School (School of Industrial & Labor Relations) and is …
Cornell President David Skorton delivers his annual State of the University address to alumni during Reunion Weekend, June …
Spenser Reed ’14 speaks about his research in nutrition and the importance of the support he received through the HRCPRS …
Alyson Favilla ’16 speaks about how her research combines a love of literature and passion for the environment, and how …
The Interfraternity Council is launching this campaign to highlight a diverse array of exceptional students in fraternities.
A sneak peak of the "Rooted" exhibit, a living community art installation coming mid-April 2014.
NBC News correspondent Kate Snow '91 interviews Kimberlé Crenshaw '81, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia, March 1, …
Brianne Jenner '14, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, skated with Canada's national women's hockey team at …
Vice President Susan H. Murphy, Dean of Students Kent Hubbell and Associate Dean of Students Travis Apgar address …
Leaders of Cornell's three greek alumni councils discussed practiced models of alumni involvement in both individual …
By CASEY CARR If you’re reading this while eating in a dining hall or at an à la carte location on campus, do you know who …
At Cornell, Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar Kit Dobyns majored in Africana studies with minors in inequality …
Susan H. Murphy '73, PhD '94, vice president for Student and Academic Services, speaks with parents during New Student …
A student-created video that describes important information on enjoying the natural gorge areas safely.
Mark Bittman, celebrated New York Times food columnist, visited Cornell for a week of events and appeared with Brian …
Check out this true competitor, an excellent athlete and student.
An address with Q&A for attendees of the A.D. White Greek Leadership Annual Summit held February 15-17, 2013.
Gender-inclusive housing refers to the ability to live on campus with whomever you choose, regardless of biological sex, …
Founded on campus in 1994, the LGBT Resource Center serves as the central hub of LGBT life at Cornell for students, …
Cornell has joined with colleges and universities from around the country to address the problem of high-risk drinking. …
David Archer '05, a former Big Red captain as a player and architect of the Big Red's recent recruiting success, was named …
Features Cornell athletes Abe Mellinger (Int'l. Agr. & Rural Devel./Men's Sprint Football), Kristen Towne (Animal …
Features Cornell athlete Ebolutalese Airwele - nickname "OT" (Undeclared-Arts & Sciences/Women's Track & Field).
Features Cornell athletes Chris Cruz (ILR student/Men's Baseball), Abe Mellinger (Int'l. Agr. & Rural Devel./Men's Sprint …

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Administration

Debra Hurley
Director of External Relations, SAS
Alumni Affairs & Development
dlh242@cornell.edu
607-255-1696

Susan Murphy '73, PhD '94
Vice President, Student and Academic Services
311 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
shm1@cornell.edu
607-255-7595