Cornell University has an enduring commitment to support equality of education and employment opportunity by affirming the value of diversity and by promoting an environment free from discrimination.

Association with Cornell, either as a student, faculty, or staff member, involves participation in a free community where all people are recognized and rewarded on the basis of individual performance rather than personal convictions, appearance, preferences (including sexual or affectional orientation), or happenstance of birth.

Cornell University's history of diversity and inclusion encourages all students, faculty and staff to support a diverse and inclusive university in which to work, study, teach, research and serve. For more information, see Diversity & Inclusion at Cornell.

No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Concerns and complaints related to equal opportunity in education and in employment based on aspects of diversity protected under federal, state, and local law, including questions regarding or complaints arising under Title IX, should be directed to Cornell's Title IX Coordinator at or 607.255.2242.

Information about reporting options and help with accommodations is available on Cornell's Title IX website.

Inquiries may also be directed to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; 646.428.3800;

The Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education web site at provides ready access to reporting, services, support, education, and advocacy related to all forms of sexual misconduct.

Cornell University is committed to assisting those persons with disabilities who have special needs related to their educational pursuit or employment. Faculty and staff serve a vital role in both implementing approved accommodations for students with disabilities and also proactively planning access to course and exam materials.

Information on resources for teaching students with disabilities can be obtained from Student Disability Services, Cornell Health, Level 5, 110 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, New York 14853-3102 (telephone 607.254.4545; Deaf/HoH: via 711 Relay).

Prospective employees in need of a workplace accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act or New York state law should contact Workforce Policy and Labor Relations, 391 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY 14850; 607.254.7232;

Current employees in need of a workplace accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act or New York state law should contact Medical Leaves Administration, Suite 102, 395 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY 14850; 607.255.1177;

Visitors should consult Cornell's Accessibility Information pages.

Also see the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE) page on our commitment to diversity and inclusion.