Cornell Retirees Association (CRA)

CRA is a networking and service group that holds several events each year and distributes an informative monthly newsletter. All Cornell employees automatically become members of the Cornell Retirees Association (CRA) upon retirement. All retirees and their spouses/partners are welcome; membership is voluntary, and there are no annual dues.

Volunteer Opportunities

CRA oversees the Cornell Retirees Volunteering in Schools (CRVIS)  program. CRVIS provides an opportunity for Cornell retirees to volunteer in local elementary schools assisting children who may need extra help in reading, math, homework, or other activities.  Volunteers are welcome throughout the year. 

Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti (CAPE)

Retired Cornell faculty, professional academic staff (researchers, librarians, extension associates, academic counselors or advisors), and those granted emeritus status by the Cornell University Board of Trustees, may join CAPE, which provides support, networking, events, community service, and other activities. Visit the CAPE website for more details.