Dear Student,

Welcome to Cornell's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE)! We are so pleased that you'll be joining our community. Whether you are new to Cornell or returning for another semester of study, I hope you enjoy your course(s) and the best of what Cornell has to offer.

At Cornell, we expect of ourselves and others a standard of conduct that embraces mutual respect, civility, honesty, and meaningful engagement. It is the responsibility of every Cornellian to be informed about the policies and reporting avenues that help us maintain our standards as a caring community. Any Cornell student who engages in misconduct, regardless of location, may be subject to the policies outlined in these documents.

Campus Code of Conduct
The Campus Code of Conduct defines expectations of conduct for all members of the Cornell community and explains how violations are handled, in order to protect and promote the University community's pursuit of its educational goals. The Code prohibits minor misconduct and serious misconduct. The website for the Office of the Judicial Administrator provides additional information.

Code of Academic Integrity
Absolute integrity is expected of every Cornell student in all academic undertakings. The Essential Guide to Academic Integrity at Cornell will help you learn Cornell's requirements and key concepts of academic integrity. It contains practical advice, helpful examples, and Cornell's Code of Academic Integrity.

All Cornell students are responsible for understanding and abiding by this Code. Your professors, academic adviser, and college advising office can provide clarification and answers to questions you might have.

Copying and distributing digital forms of original work for which you do not own the copyright or have permission of the copyright holder violates both civil and criminal law, and also may be a violation of university policy. Know what copyright law does and doesn't allow and don't take risks.

Bias reporting
Cornell is committed to promoting a bias-free climate based on dignity, civility, decency, and respect. Reporting incidents of bias is essential to maintaining the diversity and inclusion that enrich our community.

A bias incident can be an act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation related to an individual or group's actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors.

To report bias incidents or related concerns, complete this form or send an email to Know that confidential care and support for individuals affected by bias are available.

"Not Anymore" program
Cornell University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members. To that end, all visiting students are required to view "Not Anymore," an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™.

This video-based program will provide critical information about sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, gender discrimination, and bystander intervention options. View the program now.

(Note: Matriculated Cornell students and staff should have completed this requirement through another university channel and are not mandated to view this particular program.)

If at any time you have general questions or concerns regarding the program requirements, please contact the Title IX office at or 607.255.2242.

Sexual misconduct
Cornell University will not tolerate sexual misconduct of any kind. The SHARE website is your comprehensive resource for support, information, and services at Cornell related to sexual misconduct.

If you or someone you know experiences sexual harassment or assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, I hope you will seek support and care from one of the many confidential resources. Confidential resources will not convey any identifying information to any university officials, except in rare circumstances.

The choice to file a report and seek university response, or not, is yours. Students may contact Cornell Police at 607.255.1111 and/or Cornell's Title IX Coordinator at or 607.255.2242. Information about reporting options and help with accommodations is available on Cornell's Title IX website.

The Student Bill of Rights related to sexual misconduct extends certain protections to all enrolled students. Cornell's Policy 6.4, "Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct" provides definitions and explains the procedures employed for investigating and adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct.

COVID-19 updates and information

SCE is working with Cornell leadership to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community. We are dedicated to helping you continue your education during this difficult time.

Given the uncertainties of this situation, we encourage you to visit the Cornell coronavirus website regularly for updates, information, and resources for students.

Students with disabilities

Cornell University is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities (including physical, medical, visual, hearing, learning, ADHD and psychological disabilities) have equal access to all university programs and activities. Please contact Student Disability Services for information about requesting aids and accommodations.

For students based in Ithaca: Please review the following important safety information

Ithaca gorges
The gorges on our Ithaca campus are a beautiful part of our landscape, but they also present very real hazards. Above all, stay on the trails and do not swim. Swimming in the gorges is dangerous and illegal. Safe swimming alternatives abound in our area of abundant natural beauty. Learn more on our gorge safety website.

Important phone numbers
If you are based in Ithaca, please make sure you have the following numbers in your cell phone or readily available, so assistance always is at your fingertips.

  • Emergencies and Crime: call 911 from any phone on campus for emergencies and to report crime. Call Cornell Police (24/7) on the Ithaca campus at 607.255.1111 to report emergencies from a cell phone, or for non-emergency assistance.
  • Cornell Health (24/7): 607.255.5155
  • Blue Light Escort Service: 607.255.7373
  • If you are a Cornell undergraduate enrolled in a degree-seeking program, you should also record the number of your college advising office and your residence hall director, if applicable.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at Cornell SCE ( if you need assistance. We'll be glad to help.

Have a great term,
Charles W. Jermy, Jr.
Interim Dean, School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions
and Director, Cornell University Summer/Winter Session