Human Ecology Peer Partnership Program

The Human Ecology Peer Partnership Program addresses the needs of incoming students as they make their transition to Cornell by providing a supportive community of peers, upper-class students, and faculty members. With family and friends far away, students may miss the safety of a community where being one’s self is key.

The Peer Partnership program supports students' personal growth and academic success by facilitating relationships and the sharing of information among new students, upper-class students, and faculty. Participants in the program meet weekly in small groups for planned academic and social activities. In the process, they make informal contacts, discuss questions and concerns, receive tips on resources available at Cornell and in the Ithaca community, and get to know their peers.

Past activities include attendance at athletic events, guest lectures, and performing arts programs; shared meals on campus and at local restaurants; and trips to destinations on and off campus including Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, the Harriet Tubman house, and the Ithaca Farmer’s Market.