Make an Appointment

The Counseling Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F, with extended hours available Tuesday. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are on a space available basis and are generally not available.

Call 895-4292, or stop by the front desk at Ebersole to make an appointment.

You can email us with questions about our services or comments about our website, but we do not schedule appointments via email because email is not considered a confidential communication. Additionally, staff members may not check e-mail with regularity or frequency, and do not access email outside of Counseling Center hours. For the most timely and confidential communication, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 895-4292.

Upcoming Programs

Check back for information about programs coming up during the spring semester!


Want to take a break from studying and de-stress?

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There will be dogs on the OC, cats in Shaw, and miniature donkeys on the Ped Mall (weather permitting)

Tuesday, April 8th, 11:15am-12:45pm

Questions? AFridman
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Basic Self-Defense Class for Women is generally offered once each semester.  If you have a group of women who'd like to take the class at another time, it may be possible to arrange an additional class.  Some important information:  the program consists of 12 hours of instructional training and simulation and participants must complete at least the first 9 hours of instruction in order to complete the class, participation fee is $25, the minimum class size is 6 participants and the maximum is 12.  For more information contact Brenda at x4292 (895-4292) or Officer Gehrke (895-6141).


The Peer Educators are available to do educational programs related to alcohol use, sexual assault, and suicide prevention. Peer Educators are student volunteers who work with the counselors to develop and present programs such as interactive presentations, discussions, games, tabling events, and informational materials with the goal of increasing Cornell students’ knowledge and effective decision-making in various areas of mental health and wellness. If you would like to have the Peer Educators do a program for your organization, residence hall, etc., or to find out how to apply to be a Peer Educator next school year, please contact Alice Fridman Glass at



Ping My Health Take the PingMyHealth Survey Now!

Students of Cornell, the Ebersole nurses and counselors would like to invite you to take advantage of a great opportunity to learn about your own personal health and wellness! Just log into the website and take the PingMyHealth Survey. It’s fun and only takes about 5 minutes. At no time will we see your personal survey.

**Ping My Health is not currently available and we're uncertain if this is temporary. You may access other online screenings about alcohol, eating, and mood concerns from our homepage (click the “Online Mental Health Screening” link in the middle of the page).


Previous Programs:

Peer Education Info. Sessions, Tues., Feb. 11, 5:30-6pm in MLK; Thurs., Feb. 13, 4:30-5pm in MLK; Wed., Feb. 19, 11:30am-12pm in Shaw; applications due Friday, February 28.

Alcohol Information and Screening Program, Thurs., Feb. 20, 11:15am-12:45pm, on the OC. You can still take the screening online the rest of the academic year -click here.

Love on the OC, Fri., Feb. 14, 11am-1pm, OC, sponsored by the Health Center, Peer Educators, and other departments and student groups

Stress Free Zone, Tues., Feb. 4, 11:15am-12:45pm, on the OC; Sponsored by the Counseling Center

Slumber Party, Wed., Jan. 29, 11am-1pm, OC, sponsored by the Health Center, Peer Educators, and the Counseling Center

The Truth About Suicide, Tue., Dec. 17, 6-7pm, Berlin; sponsored by the Peer Educators & the Counseling Center

Purple Proud: Gift Giving, Wed., Dec. 11, 11am-1pm, OC, sponsored by many departments in the Division of Student Affairs

Stress Free Room Open House, Tues., Dec. 3, 3-5pm, Counseling Center (Ebersole)

It's All Alcohol To Me: Alcohol 101 with Greek Life, Thurs., Nov. 14, 11:30am-1pm, on the OC; sponsored by Peer Educators, Greek Life, and the Counseling Center

Stress Free Zone, Tues., Nov. 12, 11:15am-12:45pm, on the OC; Sponsored by the Counseling Center & Active Minds

Pet Therapy, Tues., Oct. 22, 11:15am-12:45pm, Dogs on the OC and cats in Shaw; Co-sponsored by Counseling, Residence Life, Community Service Floor, and Animal Welfare Coalition

Let's Talk About Sex: Conversations About Consent, Tue., Oct. 15, 6:30-7:30pm, Pfeiffer Lounge; sponsored by Peer Educators, the Counseling Center, & the Health Center

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) basic self-defense class for women, Oct. 8,15, and 20, and Nov. 5. Sponsored by Counseling Center, Campus Safety, and MVPD.

Stress Free Zone, Mon., Sept. 23, 11:15am-12:45pm, Orange Carpet; sponsored by the Counseling Center

Stress Free Zone, Tues., April 30, 11:15am-12:45pm, Orange Carpet; sponsored by the Counseling Center, Intramural & Wellness Programs, Student Life, Chaplain’s Office, Office of Student Affairs, Health Center, Career Engagement Center

Pet Therapy, Tues., April 9, 11:15am-12:45pm, Dogs on the OC and
Cats in Shaw; Co-sponsored by Counseling, Residence Life, and Animal Welfare Coalition

So You Think You Can Party? How to Stay Safe While Having Fun, Fri., Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30pm, Bowman-Carter formal lounge. Sponsored by Peer Educators, Counseling Center, and Residence Life.