Support for Staff & Faculty
It is crucial for faculty and staff to take care of themselves to support their own well-being in all aspects of their full lives and also to effectively support students’ mental health and well-being. There are services and resources at Cornell designed specifically to bolster employee mental health and well-being. If you are feeling fatigued, burned out, or are struggling emotionally, please consider utilizing the following resources:
- Mental Health resources for faculty and staff: Cornell Human resources provides a comprehensive guide to support faculty and staff well-being including:
- Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides professional counseling and support tailored to meet the unique needs of Cornell employees. Services are free, confidential, and provided by credentialed counselors in-person or via telehealth appointment. 607-255-2673
- ENI Confidential Counseling Services: provides professional counseling services at no cost for up to three visits to Cornell faculty, staff, and family members. 800-327-2255
- Health Insurance: Employees may also use their health insurance plan to locate, and help pay for, mental health care.
- Endowed employees: (Cornell Plan for Healthy Living / Aetna)
- Contract college employees (Empire Health Plan)
- Additional Cornell Resources for Support:
- Let’s Meditate: This is a free, guided, mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners. During each 30-minute Let’s Meditate session, a trained facilitator will lead participants through meditation exercises designed to focus on the breath and quiet the mind. Let’s Meditate sessions are currently offered in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
- Cornell Wellness: Serves all staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/partners in the areas of fitness, nutrition, general health and well-being. They offer free wellness consultations, lectures, and workshops for membership-based access to fitness facilities, pools, and group fitness classes.
- Colleague Network Groups: Colleague Network Groups (CNGs) are a great way to build community and connections at Cornell. Membership is open to Cornell employees and you can join multiple CNGs:
- Cornell Disability Colleague Network Group
- Cornell LGBTQ+ Colleague Network Group
- Cornell Men of Color Colleague Network Group
- Cornell Veterans Colleague Network Group
- Cornell Women of Color Colleague Network Group
- Cornell Young Professionals Colleague Network Group
- Career development and occupational development for faculty and staff
- Staff and faculty with families
24/7 Hotline, Text, and Chat Services
If there is an immediate threat to life, health, property, or environment:
Call 911 from any phone on campus or use a Blue Light or other campus emergency phone. If you are using a cell phone, call 607-255-1111. Describe as clearly as possible the location and nature of the emergency.
- Cornell Police: 607-255-1111 to report an on-campus emergency, non-emergency incident, or for information and general assistance. Pick up any Blue Light phone, or one of the 275 indoor emergency phones located on campus, for a direct connection to the CU Police.
- Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) Emergency Department at 607-274-4411
Urgent health concerns
WellNow Urgent Care: 607-319-4563 for non-emergency medical care
- Advocacy Center of Tompkins County: 607-277-5000 24/7 local support and resources related to relationship violence and sexual assault
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call, text, or chat 988
You can also reach the local Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services at 607-272-1616 or 1-800-273-TALK (8325)