Programming for Students

Below is a list of health-related programming developed for the unique Fall 2020 semester by the the staff members in the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives and campus partners. 

Cornell Health overview

A Cornell Health Overview: Fall 2020 Edition

Online course for Fall 2020: designed for undergraduate, graduate and professional students; open to all Cornell community members
Takes approximately 10 minutes

This Cornell Health overview provides information about the medical and mental health services available to Cornell students during the Fall 2020 semester. This program highlights COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related health care options, when and how to access services, information about student health insurance and costs, along with 24/7 resources. 

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Bystander Intervention Programming

Intervene

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Notice and Respond: Friend 2 Friend for Undergraduates – Fall 2020 Edition

Online course; takes approximately 30 minutes

This online bystander intervention program was developed specifically for the Fall 2020 semester and the realities of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and the renewed activism addressing the systemic racism embedded in American Society.

Through the use of narrated PowerPoint slides undergraduate students go through examples of concern, urgent and emergency level mental health situations they may encounter in a friend, classmate or roommate. These scenarios highlight the signs one might notice and the ways one might respond verbally in the moment, encourage help-seeking, endorse various campus resources and help the person get connected to these. Additionally, students learn when and how to ask about suicide and that asking directly about suicide does not increase risk for the person asked. Campus resources by distress level are also reviewed.

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Notice and Respond: Friend 2 Friend  for Graduate and Professional Students - Fall 2020 Edition

Online course; takes approximately 30 minutes

This online bystander intervention program was developed specifically for the Fall 2020 semester and the realities of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and the renewed activism addressing the systemic racism embedded in American Society.

Through the use of narrated PowerPoint slides undergraduate students go through examples of concern, urgent and emergency level mental health situations they may encounter in a housemate, friend, lab mate or other acquaintance. These scenarios highlight the signs one might notice and the ways one might respond verbally in the moment, encourage help-seeking, endorse various campus resources and help the person get connected to these. Additionally, participants learn when and how to ask about suicide and that asking directly about suicide does not increase risk for the person asked. Campus resources by distress level are also reviewed.

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Resilience-Based Programming

Life Hacks: College Edition

Online course for Fall 2020; designed for undergraduate students; open to all Cornell community members
Takes approximately 60 minutes

College is a time of many new experiences including academic, social and personal ones. "Life Hacks: College Edition" is designed to provide you with information on a variety of tips, tools, and resources to help you develop strategies and habits to support your overall mental health and well-being in order to successfully navigate your time at Cornell.

This online program was developed specifically for the Fall 2020 semester and the realities of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and the renewed activism addressing the systemic racism embedded in American society.

It is important to recognize that stress is a part of life, not all stress is bad, and that the goal is to learn to manage stress well by using the strategies summarized in the program’s Resilience Pyramid. Utilizing several modalities, including  narrated PowerPoint slides, short videos, and ungraded quizzes emphasizing learning points, students will delve into daily health practices, opportunities to make social connections, and self-reflection techniques to guide time management and promote growth mindset thinking, meaning-making, and finding purpose. In addition to highlighting some of the particular challenges inherent to the college student experience, the differential experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) are acknowledged and considered in the suggested strategies and practices to help keep stress in check, find a sense of belonging, and journey toward one’s purpose. 

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Life Hacks: Graduate and Professional Students

Online course for Fall 2020; designed for graduate and professional students; open to all Cornell community members
Takes approximately 45 minutes

This program is designed to provide graduate and professional students with information on a variety of tools, and resources to help them develop and/or reinforce strategies and habits to support their overall mental health and well-being during their time at Cornell.

This online program was developed specifically for the Fall 2020 semester and the realities of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and the renewed activism addressing the systemic racism embedded in American Society.

Utilizing narrated PowerPoint slides and short videos, graduate and professional students will delve into daily health practices, various types of social connections, and self-reflection techniques to guide time management and promote growth mindset thinking, meaning-making, and finding purpose. 

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Mindfulness Meditation 

Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is a smart investment in your career, your health, and your overall happiness.Those who meditate seem to feel better, do better, and find the practice sustains them in their academic, personal and professional lives. Read more about Mindfulness Meditation. This workshop is 30 minutes long. Contact ct265@cornell.edu or ea374@cornell.edu to request this program.

Sexual Violence Prevention Programming

Preventing Sexual Violence

Interactive discussions are tailored for groups requesting programs on sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. Students are given tools and information to help them understand definitions, available resources, how to be an active bystander, and how to respond to a friend who has shared an experience of abuse or violence. Contact lbw26@cornell.edu to request this program