The more you learn and get involved, the more you can do to positively affect the campus climate and contribute to a safer environment for students to study, socialize, and work. Consider the following opportunities for students looking to do more in and for the Cornell community.
- The Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention examines the campus environment, prevention strategies, policies, procedures, and services and explores opportunities for fostering cultural change, reducing risks, and increasing support for members of the community affected by sexual violence and related misconduct. The Coalition is chaired by Vice Presidents Ryan Lombardi and Mary Opperman, and it is comprised of staff and faculty members, students, and local service providers. For more information about membership, contact the Sexual Violence Prevention Program Director.
- The Women’s Resource Center strives to be a welcoming space for people of all genders and identities. There are a variety of ways to get involved with the Women’s Resource Center (WRC). Students can join the Center as volunteers at any point in the year to work on events or projects of special interest. Additionally, undergraduates and graduate students can apply for a position on the Executive Board.
- Consent Ed is a peer-to-peer education program that engages Cornell students in essential conversations about sex, alcohol, consent, and social responsibility.
- The LGBT Resource Center strives to be an affirming and welcoming space on campus that works to incorporate principles of social justice into their programs and services. There is a wide variety of resources, information about the LGBT community at Cornell, and a number of ways to get involved as students, staff, faculty, or alumni.
- The Greek Health and Wellness Initiative is a program that supports representatives from Greek chapters on campus in their efforts to implement positive culture change within their chapters and to support the unique physical, mental, and emotional health needs of their brothers and sisters. Past participants have focused their efforts on an array of health and wellness issues including promoting positive body image, mental health, sexual culture, new member education, and more. Participating in this initiative can be a great way to explore a leadership opportunity amongst a supportive network of peers while also making a positive impact in your chapter. If you are a member of Greek Life and would like more information, contact Cornell Health’s Skorton Center Public Health Fellows, Allyson LaRosa and Garrett Heller.
- The Cornell Social Consultants (CSCs) are paid student employees that strive to reduce sexual and intimate partner violence by creating a campus culture in which respect and positive relationships are the norm. Each student works within their communities to identify and implement positive shifts in their social circles. CSCs work in creative and innovative ways to nurture a safer and more enjoyable environment in which students can thrive. Information about the annual Fall CSC hiring is available by contacting the Sexual Violence Prevention Program Director in Cornell Health’s Skorton Center for Health Initiatives.
- The CORE RAs (COmmunity and REspect Resident Assistant) within Residential Programs are a select group of resident advisors from each residential community that receive ongoing training, provide awareness activities, and inform students of supportive campus and community resources available to individuals who have been impacted by any form of sexual misconduct. The application process begins in October for the following academic year.
- Graduate and Professional students concerned about climate and issues directly affecting the graduate or professional experience can find opportunities through the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA).