Programming for Students

Fall 2021

Below is a list of health-related programming developed by staff members in Cornell Health's Skorton Center for Health Initiatives.  

Cornell Health overview

A Cornell Health Overview: Fall 2021

  • Online course: 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 2021 semester. This program highlights health care options, when and how to access services, information about student health insurance and costs, along with 24/7 resources. 

> Enroll in and take the "Cornell Health Overview" Canvas course now 

Bystander intervention programming

Intervene

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Notice and Respond: Friend 2 Friend for Undergraduates – 2021-2022 Edition

  • Online course: designed for undergraduate students
  • Takes approximately 35 minutes

This online bystander intervention program was developed specifically for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 academic year to help Cornell undergraduate students to recognize and respond to their peers who may be experiencing distress. 

Through didactic material and situational examples with narrated PowerPoint slides, this training course will provide undergraduate students with information about signs and levels of distress (concern, urgent, and emergency) they may notice in peers, as well as corresponding response options. Additionally, students will learn when and how to ask about suicide and that asking directly about suicide does not increase the risk that the person will act on these thoughts. This course covers the importance of encouraging help-seeking and endorsing resources and reviews campus, local, and national resources. 

> Enroll in and take the "Friend 2 Friend for Undergraduates" Canvas course now

Notice and Respond: Friend 2 Friend for Graduate & Professional Students – 2021-2022 Edition

  • Online course: designed for graduate and professional students
  • Takes approximately 35 minutes

This online bystander intervention program was developed specifically for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 academic year to help Cornell graduate and professional students to recognize and respond to their peers (housemate, friend, lab-mate, other acquaintance) who may be experiencing distress. 

Through didactic material and situational examples with narrated PowerPoint slides, this training course will provide graduate and professional students with information about signs and levels of distress (concern, urgent, and emergency) they may notice in peers, as well as corresponding response options. Additionally, students will learn when and how to ask about suicide and that asking directly about suicide does not increase the risk that the person will act on these thoughts. This course covers the importance of encouraging help-seeking and endorsing resources and reviews campus, local, and national resources.

> Enroll in and take the "Friend 2 Friend for Grad / Professional Students" Canvas course now

Resilience-based programming

Thrive (don’t just survive) @ Cornell – 2021-2022 Edition for Undergraduate Students

  • Online course: designed for undergraduate students; open to all Cornell community members
  • Takes approximately 40 minutes

This online resilience-based, stress-management course was developed specifically for Cornell undergraduate students for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year. College is a time of many new experiences including academic, social and personal ones. This program is designed to provide students with a variety of tips, tools, and resources to help them develop habits to support their mental health and well-being in order to successfully navigate their time at Cornell.

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. This training uses narrated PowerPoint slides and short videos to illustrate the importance of self-care and daily health practices, opportunities to make meaningful social connections, and self-reflection techniques to guide time management and promote a growth mindset style of thinking, meaning-making, and finding purpose.

> Enroll in and take the "Thrive (don’t just survive) @ Cornell: Undergraduate Students" Canvas course now

Thrive (don’t just survive) @ Cornell – 2021-2022 Edition for Graduate & Professional Students

  • Online course: designed for graduate and professional students; open to all Cornell community members
  • Takes approximately 40 minutes

This online resilience-based, stress-management course was developed specifically for Cornell graduate and professional students for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year. Graduate and professional school is a time of many new experiences including academic, social, and personal ones. This program is designed to provide graduate and professional students with information on a variety of tips, 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 training uses narrated PowerPoint slides and short videos to review daily health practices, opportunities to make meaningful social connections, and self-reflection techniques to guide time management and promote a growth mindset style of thinking, meaning-making, and finding purpose.

> Enroll in and take the "Thrive (don’t just survive) @ Cornell: Graduate & Professional Students" Canvas course now

Mindfulness Meditation workshop

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.

Other programming

Alcohol and Other Drug Education: 2021-2022 academic year

Most Cornell students either do not drink alcohol or do so in moderation. And most do not use marijuana or other drugs. But some students do use drugs or drink alcohol in problematic ways, which causes harm to themselves and/or those around them. This online training is designed to provide Cornell students with information to make informed decisions related to alcohol and other drugs. Whether or not you ever drink alcohol or use drugs, this information is important. This program will help you understand how to reduce risks to yourself and others that can result from alcohol and other drug use and how to recognize and respond to an alcohol or other drug emergency. 

> Enroll in and take the "Alcohol and Other Drug Education" Canvas course now

How to Recognize and Respond to Hazing

This training discusses hazing, a form of interpersonal violence. This training explores what constitutes hazing and what you can do if you or someone you know is hazed. This training will walk through various forms hazing behavior takes, the emotional and physical impact of hazing on individuals and communities, how to recognize signs of hazing, and ways to support someone who has been hazed, including an overview of campus resources available to help.

> Enroll in and take the "How to Recognize and Respond to Hazing" Canvas course now 

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.