Welcome class of 2020! 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.

For Pre-Orientation Service Trip (POST) Participants: 

Visit our Page for more information

Frequently asked questions about POST

Program Details

Read about POST from a POST Team Leader

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. 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.


The Upward Bound residential summer program begins June 26th and runs through July 8th, 2016. Upward Bound students then continue on with the non-residential portion of the program and the Public Service Center provides daily transportaion to and from their home towns in Newfield, Spencer Van Etten, Groton and Elmira, New York. Watch the video about Upward Bound!



Civic Leader Fellow application deadline is Monday, July 25th

Looking for funding and support to further your leadership development and personal capacity? If so, apply to become a 2016-17 Civic Leader Fellow.  

Fellows will be awarded $5,000 for their project and invited to join the Cornell community as both learners and teachers for an academic year.

Two community leaders will be chosen who are involved in economic and community development efforts and are interested in furthering their leadership capacity and developing connection with Cornell University faculty, staff and students.

For complete details, download the application guilde here or email Amy Kuo Somchanhmavong at ayk3@cornell.edu or call (607)254-8072


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



To Reserve a Room:

Both 100 and 200 Barnes have 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.


To Reserve a Van:

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.