Give to ELSO

Why Give to ELSO?

The English Language Support Office strives to support all multilingual U.S. resident and international graduate and professional students across Cornell's eleven colleges and units. Our funds are used to hire faculty, hire peer tutors, provide training for peer tutors, purchase materials to support instruction, review and assess ELSO programming, research English language teaching, and provide professional development for ELSO faculty. 

Our students regularly tell us that our programming makes a real difference in their lives. With effective writing, speaking, and language support, multilingual domestic and international students are able to more fully participate in their degree programs, better communicate their research, move more effectively and efficiently through their degree requirements, and better distinguish themselves as scholars and professionals by being awarded grants, having conference proposals accepted, having research published, and attaining interviews and positions -- all of which rely on sophisticated English usage.

Moreover, students tell us that they value the ways in which ELSO creates community among multilingual students, fosters interactions among international and domestic students, and puts students in touch with other resources. These important community connections help to provide that network of support that is so crucial for facing the many challenges of graduate work and life. 

How to Give

To make a financial contribution to ELSO during Giving Day, March 14, 2024, you can donate to ELSO directly by following this link, which will only be active on March 14.

To make a financial contribution to ELSO throughout the year, click here. Click on “Colleges and Schools” and select “College of Arts and Sciences.” Click on “Cornell Annual Fund for Arts and Sciences" from the drop down menu, and then “Next Step”. This will bring you to a page called “Gift Details.” From here, you can designate the gift by putting “English Language Support Office” in the “Other designation or special instructions” box.  

Thank you for considering supporting ELSO. By supporting ELSO, you are supporting international education.