Student and Campus Life

We encourage students to stretch themselves and pursue meaningful relationships with their peers. We help students to stay healthy and active, share their talents through service to others, and build a strong foundation for their future careers. Make our work possible.

Cornell University Library

The university library is a focal point of intellectual life on campus. The library serves as an indispensable resource for students and faculty to research, study, and learn about topics far beyond our walls. Help drive our mission to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge.

Johnson Museum of Art

The admission-free Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is a hub of interdisciplinary learning and direct experiences with art—core aspects of a Cornell education. We open doors to lifelong art appreciation for students, community members, and out-of-town visitors. Open more doorways to art and culture.

Cornell Botanic Gardens

Cornell Botanic Gardens conserves and cultivates flowers and plants and enriches Cornell's teaching and research programs. Our environmental education programs foster greater understanding and appreciation for plants and the cultures they sustain. Our gardens provide walking paths, natural areas, and some of Cornell's most scenic landscapes. Grow our gardens.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

With more than 500 million bird sightings in eBird in 2018 alone, the Lab of Ornithology coordinates birders around the world. Together, we investigate the effects of climate change and advocate for the protection of declining species. Your gift helps us conserve birds and other wildlife on our planet, as well as the habitats they need to thrive. Play a role in protecting our planet.

Cornell Athletics

Sports and athletic activities teach our students leadership, trust, teamwork, and commitment. Your gift to Cornell Athletics helps our students learn important life skills that cannot be acquired in a classroom. Build lifelong skills.

Students look over West Campus in fall.

Give to the Ithaca campus

When you support resources on our Ithaca campus, you invest in key activities that help students and faculty succeed.

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