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Peer Support

Gannett Health Services
110 Ho Plaza
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3101

Tel: 607 255-5155
Fax: 607 255-0269

Students often get the support they need by talking to another student. 

Group Counseling at CAPS

Options for group counseling are provided to allow undergrads, grads, and professional students to learn from and support one another around a wide range of topics.

EARS (Peer Counseling)

Cornell is fortunate to have the Empathy, Assistance, & Referral Service. EARS is a peer support service funded in part by the Student Activity Fee and sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

EARS volunteers receive extensive training and preparation to provide personal counseling and/or guidance for problem-solving and decision-making. 

  • Confidential: When you call EARS, your confidentiality and anonymity are assured.
  • Free: EARS support is offered to students at absolutely no cost.
  • Drop in: EARS is located at 213 Willard Straight Hall (one floor below the Ivy Room ) and is open for drop in visits (no appointment necessary);see web site for hours.
  • Phone: 607 255-EARS (255-3277)  

Learn more

"Peer-oriented programs help with stress, resources" (Cornell Chronicle, 05.05.2011). Read article