Welcome class of 2021! We look forward to meeting the new class and hope many will come by the Public Service Center to learn how we can help you get connected to your new community both on and off campus.

In the News

Congratulations to Tony Hillary, Harlem Grown founder. One of Alternative Break’s New York City partners.

22nd annual POST program continues its mission of introducing new students to the Ithaca community through community-service.

Four students receive Robinson Appel Humanitarian Awards — Congratulations to Christina Regan '17, Mia Howard, Sarah Aiken '18 and Michelle Garceau '18.

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows — This award recognizes and supports greater involvement in civic engagement at Cornell.

Students' green thumbs help Harlem Grown's garden thrive — Students making a difference in the world over spring break.

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Get Involved

With over 30 student programs, you can get involved locally and nationally. Participate in one of our leadership programs to build your leadership skills. Work with children in one of the PreK-12 Outreach Programs.

Need help finding the right fit?
Meet with a student Center Program Specialist (CPS) to help guide you through the various opportunities within the community and the Public Service Center. During the academic year email cupsc@cornell.edu to make an appointment.


Check out one-time, local opportunities on the Hotlist. Explore over 30 student programs for more in-depth volunteer opportunities as well as community work study.

Get a Job

The Community Work-Study Program helps students who have a Federal Work-Study award work off campus with over 50 local non-profits. Do valuable community service and get paid! See our current PSC job listing.


Cornell Students for Hunger Relief is a student organization run through the Public Service Center that works to alleviate food insecurity in Ithaca and Tompkins County by encouraging students and community members to make donations which are channelled into ​the community of need. 

In the fall we facilitate a Thanksgiving Turkey Drive to support local food pantries so they can afford turkeys for Thanksgiving. In the past we've successfully raised enough to feed hundreds of families for the holiday. In the spring we run an annual campus-wide food donation drive that encourages students to use their excess BRBs to purchase necessities and non-perishables that we then donate to local food pantries.

We are looking to expand our board this semester. If you are interested in social justice and want to make a difference on campus and in the community, please apply! Contact cornellhungerrelief@gmail.com for an application.


Public Service Center Room and Van Reservation

The office has meeting spaces available for use by volunteer organizations and staff. Please submit reservation requests using the Room Reservation Form.  Contact cupsc@cornell.edu with any questions regarding meeting spaces.

The Public Service Center has three vehicles available for use by approved organizations, following the certifcation of one or more drivers. Please visit the PSC Vehicle Website for more information.