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?
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)
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
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
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.
Cornell University is committed to assisting those persons with disabilities who have special needs related to their educational pursuit or employment.
Information on services provided to prospective and current Cornell students with disabilities can be obtained by visiting our Students with Disabilities page and contacting
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
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
395 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Visitors should consult the campus access page.