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Student Life

Office of Graduate Student Life

The Cornell University Graduate School is committed to the importance of student health and well-being as a foundation for academic and life success. In recognition that health and academic performance are intimately linked, the Office of Student Life at the Graduate School is a source of support and advocacy for Cornell graduate and professional students.

Student Life Programs

The Office of Graduate Student Life develops and coordinates student life programs and events that build and sustain a vibrant, supportive graduate and professional student community. This programming focuses on topics related to maintaining a healthy student life, including stress management, sense of community, life-academic balance, and support for students’ personal development.

Student Governance

The Cornell University Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) serves as an official voice for the around 6,000 graduate and professional students at Cornell. In addition to representing the students in matters of university governance, the GPSA has the responsibility for setting and administering the Student Activity Fee for graduate and professional students.