Diversity, Inclusion, Equality of Education & Employment Opportunity

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 and 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.

Where can I report concerns?

Bias reports

Concerns related to bias against an actual or perceived aspect of diversity factors may be reported by anyone who experienced or witnessed the activity to

The Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity (DIWD)
Phone: 607.255.3976
TTY: 607.255.7066
Email: owdi@cornell.edu

Individuals may file reports by

Equal opportunity reports

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, sexual misconduct or gender discrimination, should be directed to

Title IX Coordinator
150 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607.255.2242
Email: TitleIX@cornell.edu

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
Phone: 646.428.3800
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

Sexual misconduct reports

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

Disability services

Cornell University is committed to assisting those persons with disabilities who have special needs related to their educational pursuit or employment.

Student services

Information on services provided to prospective and current Cornell students with disabilities can be obtained by visiting our Students with Disabilities page and contacting

Student Disability Services
Cornell Health, Level 5
110 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607.254.4545
Deaf/HoH: via 711 Relay
Email: sds_cu@cornell.edu

Staff services

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
Phone: 607.254.7232
Email: equalopportunity@cornell.edu

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
Phone: 607.255.1177
Email: benefits@cornell.edu.

Visitor services

Visitors should consult the campus access page.