Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service (EARS)
EARS offers nonjudgmental, short-term counseling by skilled volunteers who have undergone extensive training and have passed through a rigorous selection process. EARS counselors use empathic, active listening skills and problem-solving techniques, and can provide referrals for services within the Cornell and Ithaca communities.
The services are free and confidential! You can contact an EARS counselor any day, including evenings and weekends during the academic year by calling 255-EARS (255-3277) or coming to 213 Willard Straight Hall where the counseling office is located.
No appointment is needed and no problem is "too big" or "too small" for an EARS counselor. If you are a member of the Cornell community and you have a problem or an issue that might be helpful to talk about, call or stop by EARS. All calls are anonymous and all walk-in sessions are confidential.