Support for Staff & Faculty

Faculty member talking on the phoneIt is crucial for faculty and staff to take care of themselves to support their own wellbeing in all aspects of their full lives and also to effectively support students’ mental health and wellbeing. There are services and resources at Cornell designed specifically to bolster employee mental health and wellbeing. 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 wellbeing 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.
  • 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 wellbeing. 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

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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