Counseling Services

EARS is a student-run, professionally supervised, counseling, training and outreach program, open to all members of the Cornell community. Rigorously trained peer counselors offer confidential, anonymous counseling daily during the academic year. Counseling is available by phone (607) 255-3277 or walk-in (213 Willard Straight Hall) and is free, confidential and no appointment is needed. 

We are open:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Friday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service (online chat)

Crisisline Online —“The Chat”—is an online service for young adults— a collaboration between Suicide Prevention and EARS. 

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Gannett Health Services

  • Counseling and Support 
    Learn more about the counseling and support services available through Gannett Health Services including:
    • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
      CAPS is a safe place to talk with someone privately about any concern. This may include stress, loneliness, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, relationship difficulties, questions about identity, managing an existing mental health condition, or other issues.
    • Let’s Talk
      "Let's Talk" is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Gannett Health Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus Monday through Friday.
  • Patient Advocates
    Patient advocates are Gannett staff members who are available to work with patients, clients, or other users of Gannett who have questions, needs, concerns, or problems that were not or could not be addressed with staff members directly involved in the person's visit.


  • Blue Light Escort
    Cornell’s pioneering Blue Light program promotes and safeguards personal security and well-being on the Cornell campus, particularly at night.