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on-campus resources


Mental Health Services

Counseling is a confidential relationship with a person who is professionally trained to help you discuss your concerns. The counseling staff assists students with a wide range of personal issues. 

To make an appointment with a counselor, stop by our office in room 216 or call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4261. If you feel more comfortable speaking with a man or with a woman, ask for someone of that gender. If you know one of the counselors and would like to speak with him or her, ask for that person. Otherwise, an appointment will be made with the counselor who is available at the time you want to come.

students of concern group

The Students of Concern group manages communications regarding concerns for students’ well-being, and facilitates timely and appropriate responses to the concerns that arise. The goal is to help meet students’ needs while supporting the educational process and environment of the College.

The Options Program

The Options Program is Tompkins Cortland Community College’s confidential, short-term alcohol and drug education service. The mission of the Options Program is to support student learning and promote campus and community wellness by reducing alcohol and other drug abuse and related consequences. 

Contact: Matt Kiechle, Assistant Director For Health Education at x4540

Panthers for Recovery 

Are you in recovery from alcohol or drug dependence? Are have a loved one who is? Panthers for Recovery is a new initiatives to provide Recovery Meetings and other activities for students in need. See the Fall 2018 schedule.

Student Success

Successful students know how to access the resources available to support them on their educational journey. Tompkins Cortland is dedicated to supporting the success of every one of our students, and so we have a wide variety of resources available. Learn more here


Important Community REsources


Dial 2-1-1

The 211 Tompkins/Cortland is a 24 hours, 7 days a week information referral service. They put people in contact with the services that can best suit their needs through phone calls, walk-in visits, and their website Human Services Coalition.

Crisis Hotline (Tompkins)
607.272.1616 or 1.800.273.8255 

Planned Parenthood (Ithaca)

Jacobus Center for Reproductive Health (Cortland)

Advocacy Center (Ithaca) (domestic violence/sexual assault)

Aid to Victims of Violence (Cortland)

Alcoholics Anonymous (Ithaca)

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins Co.

Alcoholics Anonymous (Cortland)

Narcotics Anonymous (Ithaca/Cortland)