Cornerstone Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Cornerstone?

Cornerstone is the hub of academic support at Washington University. Academic Programs offers peer mentoring to undergraduate students and provides other useful resources. Cornerstone also includes Disability Resources, which serves students with disabilities and suspected disabilities. Finally, Cornerstone administers TRiO, a program that offers advising, leadership development, financial assistance, and other support to students who are low-income, the first in their family to go to college, and/or have a documented disability.

Who should I contact if I have a disability or a suspected disability and need accommodations?

Please visit the Disability Resources section of our website.

I'd like some extra help with one of my courses. What kind of academic support does Cornerstone offer?

Cornerstone provides a wide variety of academic mentoring programs that facilitate students’ transition into the University and support their intellectual growth and maturity. Please visit the Academic Programs section of our website to learn more.

I'm going to miss a class and I'd like someone to take notes for me. Does Cornerstone do that?

Cornerstone coordinates note-taking services for students who are approved for a note-taking accommodation. Students with a documented or suspected disability who are seeking a note-taker as an accommodation should contact one of our Disability Resources Coordinators (

I'm looking for a job on campus. Does Cornerstone offer any employment opportunities?

Yes. To learn about our positions, visit the Employment section of our website.