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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
300 Day Hall
Ithaca , New York 14853

Disability Resource Office

Student Disability Services
Cornell Health, Level 5
110 Ho Plaza
Ithaca, 14853
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About Cornell University

Cornell University, located in the beautiful town of Ithaca, New York, is a prestigious and renowned private institution that has garnered international recognition for its academic excellence and diverse community. As a not-for-profit university, Cornell is committed to providing exceptional education and research opportunities, shaping the minds of the brightest individuals and fostering innovation across various fields of study.

Established in 1865, Cornell University has a rich history and a strong tradition of groundbreaking research, intellectual curiosity, and engaged learning. With its sprawling campus spanning over 2,300 acres, Cornell offers a truly immersive educational experience amidst the natural beauty of upstate New York. Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, Ithaca provides a vibrant setting for students to engage in both rigorous academics and a thriving community.

Cornell University is comprised of several colleges, each with its own unique academic focus and distinguished faculty. The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest of the colleges, offers a wide range of majors and a strong liberal arts education. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is renowned for its programs in agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, and sustainability. The College of Engineering boasts state-of-the-art facilities and is committed to advancing technological innovation. Additional colleges, such as the School of Hotel Administration, the College of Human Ecology, and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, provide specialized education in their respective fields.

With an undergraduate population of around 15,000 students, Cornell prides itself on its commitment to diversity and inclusivity, ensuring that students from all walks of life feel welcome and supported. The university offers a multitude of resources and programs to foster a sense of community, including student organizations, cultural centers, and support services. The student body is known for its intellectual curiosity, passion for learning, and dedication to making a positive impact on the world.

Aside from its academic prestige, Cornell University is recognized for its extensive research initiatives. The university is home to numerous research centers and institutes, conducting groundbreaking studies across a wide range of disciplines. From engineering advancements to biomedical research, Cornell’s commitment to innovation and discovery is truly remarkable. Students have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research alongside world-renowned faculty, further enhancing their academic experience and preparing them for a future of success.

In addition to its outstanding academics, Cornell University offers a plethora of extracurricular activities and opportunities for personal and professional growth. The campus boasts a range of artistic and cultural events, including concerts, theater performances, and art exhibitions. The surrounding area offers stunning natural landscapes, ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and skiing. Furthermore, the town of Ithaca itself is known for its vibrant local food scene, eclectic shops, and welcoming community.

Overall, Cornell University stands as a beacon of excellence in higher education, offering students an unparalleled educational experience, a supportive community, and the tools to make a lasting impact on the world. From its stunning campus to its world-class faculty and diverse student body, Cornell embodies the spirit of intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, and innovation. Whether students seek to pursue cutting-edge research or explore their passions, Cornell University provides the resources and opportunities to shape their future and create a lasting legacy.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations