Student Life


There are numerous resources and opportunities for Asian and Asian American students at Cornell. The Student Activities office recognizes more than 80 Asian and Asian American student organizations, including the ALANA Intercultural Board, Asian Pacific Americans for Action (APAA), Cornell Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (CAPSU), and the South Asian Council (SAC). 

Office of Academic Diversity Initiative (OADI)

Student employees are part of the Office of Academic Diversity Initiative (OADI) co-funding employment program. Federal Work-study eligible students have an opportunity to gain valuable new job experiences in academic and administrative arenas.  

To apply for an AASP Student Administrative position or read about the OADI student employment co-funding click here

Student Counseling Services

"Let's Talk" is a program that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from Cornell Health. Speaking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. Counselors hold drop-in sessions via Zoom in the afternoons, Monday through Friday; the current schedule is posted here.

For more information about the Let's Talk program and other services available on campus, please refer to the Cornell Health webpage

Other counseling services and resources:

Student Organizations

The Cornell Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (CAPSU) and the South Asian Council (SAC) are the umbrella organizations for Asian/Asian American and Asian-interest organizations at Cornell University. 

Other student organizations:

  Funding sources for student organizations: