Partnerships with Student Groups

Staff members from Cornell Health's Skorton Center for Health Initiatives partner with – in an advisory and/or collaborative role – the following student organizations:

Cornell Minds Matter

Cornell Minds Matter (CMM) promotes mental health awareness and emotional well-being for Cornell students, working to reduce the stigma of mental illness by holding educational events and creating safe spaces to foster a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more about Cornell Minds Matter.


EARS (Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service) promotes student mental health and well-being through peer support, training and workshops, and outreach efforts. Each semester, EARS offers trainings in empathy, listening, and helping skills to empower members of the Cornell community to offer support in their respective social circles. Additionally, EARS provides workshops for campus groups and departments to promote mental health awareness, help-seeking behavior, and ways to support others. Learn more about EARS and read an FAQ about the new EARS model announced in Fall 2021.

One Love at Cornell

One Love at Cornell, a chapter of the national nonprofit The One Love Foundation, educates peers about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships through engaging peer-to-peer, film-and-discussion workshops. The chapter works hard to center their efforts around communities that historically were (and still often are) left out of conversations on relationship violence, by tailoring each workshop and bringing in diverse perspectives. The Love family started the foundation in 2010 in honor of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old college student and Varsity lacrosse player who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Learn more about One Love at Cornell.

Reflect at Cornell

Reflect at Cornell is dedicated to de-stigmatizing mental health and improving the mental health of students by providing them a safe forum to engage in open and honest discussion. Cornell Reflect takes a proactive approach to solving the current college and graduate student mental health crisis by leading students to care for their mental health as a normal part of everyday life. At Reflect meetings, members meet to discuss topics such as jobs, stress, and relationships in a safe-space setting. Food is served alongside small group discussions moderated by trained students. Learn more about Reflect at Cornell.

Sexual Violence Prevention Network 

The Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) works to promote participation in sexual violence prevention with organizations whose work aligns with those efforts, center the experiences of victims and survivors in this work, and engage and connect with others across campus to raise awareness and create positive change. Learn more about SPVN.

Other student group collaborations

Skorton Center staff also collaborate with many student organizations that support the health and well-being of the Cornell community such as Cayuga's Watchers, Student Assembly Health and Wellness, GPSA Health and Wellness, and CUEMS.