Promoting the health and well-being of all students – undergraduate, graduate, and professional – is foundational for academic and life success. In Fall 2018, President Pollack announced that the university would engage in a comprehensive review of student mental health.

The review began in Summer 2019, and was conducted by both internal and external working groups. The internal Mental Health Review Committee (MHRC) was tasked with examining the Cornell campus context, including issues pertaining to the academic and social environment, climate, and culture related to mental health. The MHRC shared its findings with the External Review Team, which was charged with a comprehensive review of clinical services and campus-based strategies.

Listening tours and focus groups were held in Fall 2019, and in early Spring, 2020.

A final report will be submitted in Spring 2020.