Health & Wellbeing
Wellbeing is a balancing act of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health. To create a sustainable community, each individual must be healthy in body, mind, and spirit, and have access to tools and social support for overall wellbeing. In order to achieve a completely sustainable campus, these individual needs must be met, and Cornell strives to provide the programs, facilities, workshops, and experts to do just that. Learn more about practical ways you can save money, go green, and resources to support your journey by reading our Sustainability Life Recipes featured on our News page.
Health, Wellbeing, & Sustainability
Clean air and water, healthy food systems, clean and green buildings, and time spent outdoors are all a part of the way that personal health is connected to the natural environment. Cornell supports programs which encourage a holistic approach to wellness, nutrition, fitness, and mental health which embrace the idea that a healthy planet and healthy people are complimentary and interconnected.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, stress, or is in immediate need, we are here to help. Do not hesitate to call:
Cornell Health (607) 255-5155
Suicide Hotline (607) 272-1616
How you can ensure good health in your own life:
Spend time outdoors and prioritize your own mental health.
Acknowledge the importance of healthy food, and strive to nourish yourself with local, sustainable, and fresh food - or help someone struggling with access to this type of nutrition.
Health & Wellbeing Resources at Cornell University
Choose the food that helps you thrive. Our community and campus provide 100s of healthy, local, sustainable food choices for every budget.
Proudly serving all staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/partners in fitness, nutrition, and well-being. Educational opportunities that empower individuals to make healthy choices for themselves.
Programs for staff to help navigate the challenges of stress, wellness, aging, and preparing for retirement, as well as convenient links to services such as on-campus dining and LGBTQIA+ support.
A free, guided mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health in collaboration with numerous campus partners. Schedule on website.
As the first Rx college program, Nature Rx gets students out in nature for healing.
Living on campus provides you with a built-in support system. Learn about resources for students living on campus.
Many resources and opportunities for exchange are available on campus for those seeking caring connection in the midst of national and global turmoil and acts of injustice or violence.
Concern for Others
We all have a role in our caring community. Please reach out to help others in distress.
Helpful resources are available to students, staff, or faculty troubled by events in the local or national news.
Cornell's SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault—Response and Education) website provides access to services, support, avenues for reporting, campus education, and advocacy.
Call 607 255-2673 for 24/7 free and confidential guidance and support to benefits-eligible employees and their partners to address issues that may be affecting their personal lives and/or job satisfaction or performance.
This interactive bystander education program teaches staff and faculty what to look for that might indicate that a student is struggling emotionally, how to effectively talk about it, and where to find assistance and support for various situations. See also, Community Consultation and Intervention.