Student Groups


A group that will serve as an educational forum for those within the organization and for the campus at large, as well as to actively seek to improve the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. You can contact Alliance at

Black Awareness Cultural Organization (BACO)

Will work for empowerment through community and support. Also bring awareness of African and Black-American issues. Lastly, to educate individuals of African and Black-American history and culture via multiple resources including but not limited to discussions, guest speakers, films and movies, publications, and social events. You can contact BACO at

Gender Safe Space

To create a safe space where individuals may talk about and express their gender without fear that they will be outed to others. We also want to create a sense of community within the space so that individuals can remember that they are not alone in their experience with gender. You can contact Gender Safe Space at

Third Wave Resource Group (TWRG)

TWRG focuses on feminist interests for the members' growth and the growth of the campus. Third-wave feminism is a movement that seeks equality, justice, fairness, and non-biased support for all individuals who have been marginalized by our patriarchal society. You can contact TWRG at


Hillel was created and founded on the principles of Judaism. These principles include acceptance of all people without the expectation of conformity, giving tzedakah (charity) by serving the Jewish community. You can contact Hillel at

Sikh, South Asian, Muslim, & Middle-Eastern Organization for Support & Advancement (SSMMOSA)

SSMMOSA was founded with the intention of supporting marginalized students who identify with one or more of the specified racial, ethnic, and religious groups through providing community and representation within the Cornell community as a whole. We will be educating the Cornell community in regards to:

  • Various aspects of Sikh, South Asian, Muslim, and Middle Eastern culture
  • The histories and current realities (including legal and political aspects) of Sikh, South Asian, Muslim, and Middle Eastern America
  • The intersections between issues faced by these groups and other marginalized groups in the United States

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental

NAMI provides a safe space for students to discuss mental health stigmas and mental health concerns. We focus on breaking negative stigmas, providing mental health resources, creating activity and events surrounding mental health, and overall helping the Cornell and Mount Vernon Community! You can email them at for more information and any questions! Remember, you are not alone!