The mission of Cornell University’s Student Support and Advocacy Services is to assist students in navigating difficult life events and crisis situations that have the potential to impact their ability to be successful in and out of the classroom. Previously known as Care and Crisis Services, the newly reimagined office utilizes a student-centered and individualized approach to holistically support and empower undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Positioned within the Office of the Dean of Students, in Student and Campus Life, the office serves as the central point of contact for students, families, and community members, and collaborates with campus partners to holistically support students through a trauma-informed lens, as they navigate challenging and distressing life circumstances.
“The Office of the Dean of Students functions as advocates and supporters of students and their Cornell experience,” said Marla Love, Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students. “Student Support and Advocacy Services embodies our purpose in their work as facilitators, guides, and connectors when students are experiencing situations where support is critical and needed.”