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Our Programs

Cornell Minds Matter (CMM)
Cornell Minds Matter is a student-run organization that works to promote awareness of mental health issues on campus, reduce stigma associated with mental illnesses, and improve the overall emotional health of Cornell students. Cornell Minds Matter invites any student to participate in our organization. Our specific focus changes as new issues arise. Let us know your concerns or join us on our present projects.

Cornell Women's Resource Center (CWRC)
The CWRC works to support and initiate campus-wide programming and initiatives that address the needs and experiences of women undergraduate and graduate students at Cornell, in order to create a welcoming, safe, and healthy environment in which all community members can thrive. The CWRC provides resources and referrals, support, educational programming, and advocacy and outreach about body image, sexual assault and harassment, international women's achievements, undergraduate and graduate women's experiences at the university, issues for college women of color, sexuality, and campus climate.

Crisis Management and Community Support
From time to time we, as members of the Cornell community, are called upon to deal with the unfortunate event of a student crisis. At times like these there is a crisis management system in place to coordinate the university's response and to ensure that those affected -- including the student directly involved, friends, roommates, and family members -- are getting the services they need. A crisis manager can be paged at any time by calling the Cornell Police at (607)255-1111.

Diversity Education and Outreach
Diversity Education and Outreach offers consultations, training, referrals and workshops on diversity, community building, and inclusion in order to promote positive human relations within and across groups in the Cornell community, where individuals differ by age, ability, class, gender, race, religion, and/or sexual orientation.

Empathy Assistance and Referral Service (EARS)
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. EARS also offers three levels of training in communication, counseling, and human relations skills every semester, as well as custom outreach programs for campus groups.

Ordinary People Peer Education Theater Ensemble
Ordinary People is a student theater ensemble founded in 1997, aimed at raising awareness about oppression, specifically about racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ablism, ageism, religious discrimination, and other forms of oppression. The material is largely written and performed from members' personal experience. The interactive performances, ranging from 15-60 minutes present real-life scenarios and language. The performances use humor, satire, sarcasm, reflection, and high-impact character portrayal in a variety of scenes, monologues, audience involvement, music, and images. The troupe reduces the barrier between audience and show through limited/no props, staging, or lighting, in order to highlight the words and experiences shown. A discussion follows each performance, to process feelings and relate the scenarios to 'real world' situations.