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Parents and Families

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In Student & Campus Life (SCL), we believe students’ experiences outside the classroom are an essential component in student development and success after graduation. Overseeing programs and services that support students’ leadership and volunteer opportunities, career services, campus activities, student groups, athletics and intramurals, and much more, SCL can help students make the most of their time at Cornell. 

From encouraging your student to discover the many ways they can become involved in our community, to listening and reassuring them of their skills, knowledge, and abilities, remaining engaged with your student provides an important level of support during this period of growth and transformation. As trusted mentors to our students, we look to parents and family members to help us guide students through this learning experience, suggest resources, and be aware of students’ health and wellbeing. Your involvement will be especially important this year, as we all work together to navigate the challenges and unique circumstances we face with the COVID-19 pandemic.

No matter where your student is in their educational journey, I hope you explore this site to learn more about how our division can be a resource for you and your student.

Ryan Lombardi
Vice President, Student & Campus Life

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