May 18, 2017

Police, university searching for missing student

Vice President Ryan Lombardi sent the following message to the Ithaca Cornell community May 18:

As you may have heard from local media reports and social media, we are actively searching for Cornell student Aalaap Narasipura. We are in regular contact with his family, and we are dedicating significant resources to the search process and coordinating with local and state agencies. We are all hopeful for a positive outcome, and I know you will join me in keeping Aalaap and his family and friends in our thoughts right now. If you have any information that would benefit the search, please contact the Cornell Police department immediately at 607-255-1111.

Please be sure to take care of yourselves and seek support as necessary. And please be sure to support those around you and all in our community as our collective strength will help us navigate through this.

I have included a reminder at the bottom of this message of those resources that are available to you. We will provide additional updates as soon as they are available.


Support services

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Cornell Health (Gannett) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277. 

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit