One of the foremost priorities of the WRC is to centralize resources about women’s, gender and sexuality issues for Cornell students. For some, the WRC might not have all the answers that you are seeking. Please feel free to use these links to incredible resources and organizations, not only within Cornell, but around the world. Choose a category below to get more specific resources in those areas.
If you have an idea for a resource — on or off-campus — that we should include and which is not listed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Sexuality
Helpful resources for women-identified and nonbinary students who have questions about their bodies, including physical and sexual health, and sexuality.
Cornell LGBT Resource Center
Planned Parenthood of Tompkins County
For medical services, including abortion services: (607) 273-1513
For sexuality education programs, information, and training: (607) 273-1526
Sexuality Information & Education Council of the United States
Go Ask Alice
Columbia University’s Health Q&A Internet Service
Sexual health for college students
Our Bodies, Ourselves
A comprehensive women's health website
Office of Women's Health
The National Women's Health Information Center at the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Created by and for young women of color
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood health centers offer high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning, gynecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and abortion services.
Resources and information that supports women's equality, wellness and safety
Gender Identity and Expression Resources
If you have been sexually assaulted, or know anyone who has been assaulted, find more information on services and support resources, where to report the crime, and connect with others who have been in the same situation.
Resources At Cornell
SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault — Response and Education)SHARE is a comprehensive website that provides information about all of the services and resources available at Cornell to those impacted by sexual assault, rape, or sexual harassment. Information about support services for survivors, where to get help or where to report an incident, laws and policies, as well as educational initiatives and opportunities for engagement on these issues is all detailed on this well-organized site.
Victim Advocacy at Cornell
email@example.com (not secure for confidential communication)
The Victim Advocate can outline options, help you get connected to services and help with academic or other pressures you may be feeling. The Cornell Advocate can also provide on-going support and answer many questions you may have. Most importantly, they can help you think through what you need to begin the healing process.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Cornell Title IX Office
Cornell University is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of the Cornell community. Cornell University will not tolerate gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct committed by or against students, staff, or faculty. At this site you can find information about policies, processes, and reporting options at Cornell University.
The Advocacy Center
(607) 277-5000 (24 hours)
Free and confidential services for anyone affected by sexual assault or abuse, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse or stalking by an intimate partner. Provides supportive services to youth and adults in Tompkins County New York who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence. Services include: 24 hour hotline, emotional support, help with police or courts, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, and emergency shelter.
Ithaca City Police
Cayuga Heights Police
RAINN(800) 656-HOPEThe Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Resources for LGBTQ+ Survivors
This link contains a sampling of some resources available to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ). Many of the resources listed provide links to other websites, reading lists, and newsletters for more information. Additional resources may be available within local and campus communities. Descriptions are adapted directly from their websites.
The strive for perfection can hurt even the highest self-esteem. Speak to a counselor or find others who are also struggling with self esteem.
Cornell Healthy Eating Program (CHEP)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
About-Face promotes positive self-esteem in women of all ages, sizes, races, and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach, and activism.
A body image site for every body, no matter what size or background.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Alcohol & Drugs
If you or a friend are suffering from alcohol or drug problems, find answers and support through the following resources:
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Al-Anon (for friends and families of problem drinkers)
Cornell classes are challenging and difficult, but don't let the stress bring you down. Meet with a tutor or take supplemental classes to help you catch up where you've fallen behind.
Learning Strategies Center (LSC)
420 Computing and Communications Center
The LSC is the central academic support unit for undergraduates at Cornell University, provides students with tutoring and supplemental courses in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics. Assistance in improving general study skills is available through semester long courses, workshops, individual consultations, and web site resources.
Arts & Sciences Academic Advising Center
55 Goldwin Smith Hall
Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
391 Uris Hall
IT @ Cornell
121 Cornell Computing Center
Mathematics Support Center
256 Malott Hall
Office of Undergraduate Biology
216 Stimson Hall
174 Rockefeller Hall
Association of College and Research Libraries, Women’s Studies Section
Association for Women in Mathematics
An online mentoring network for women in engineering and science.