Cornell University is committed to equality of educational opportunity for all students. If you are a student who needs accommodations, Cornell has multiple resources to help you navigate campus and your academic program.
Depending on the type of disability, accommodations might involve one or more of the following:
- Learning strategies
- Assistive technology
- Inclement weather procedures
- Event accessibility
- Service animals on campus
- Medical leave
If you are student with a disability, Cornell has multiple resources to provide an accessible, usable, and welcoming environment. If you had accommodations as an undergraduate, it’s important to visit the Student Disability Services office to see how Cornell can help.
The following resources can help you navigate life at Cornell with disabilities:
- Student Disability Services – Help requesting reasonable accommodations.
- Disability Information – Clearinghouse on disability-related information at Cornell.
- Cornell Health – Help with medical or psychological issues.
- Learning Strategies Center – Helps with academic support.
- Health Leave of Absence (Graduate School) – Policy and procedures for taking a health leave of absence.
- Parental Accommodation (Maternity and Paternity Leave) – Policy and procedures for accommodations related to childbirth, newborn care, adoptions, foster care, and acute child health care.
- Pets on Campus – Policy for animals on university-controlled property, including service animals.
- Inclement Weather Procedures for Students with Disabilities – Protocol and accommodations for handling inclement weather, including using CU Lift and help with snow removal.
- Health Leave of Absence
- Parental Accommodation
- Learning Strategies Center
- Cornell Disabilities Information
- Cornell Health
Graduate School Contact:
Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
Janna can help you navigate the Cornell offices responsible for disability-related policies and accommodations.
Register with Student Disability Services.