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 Cornell's Department of Inclusion and Belonging.

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 related to bias, discrimination, harassment and sexual and related misconduct can be made by submitting an incident report online or contacting the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at titleix@cornell.edu (for sexual harassment or sexual misconduct) or equity@cornell.edu (for other protected-status harassment, prohibited discrimination, or bias), or 607.255.2242. Physical mail can be sent to 500 Day Hall, Ithaca, New York, 14853.

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 the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at equity@cornell.edu or 607.255.2242.

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 at benefits@cornell.edu or 607.255.1177.

Visitor services

Visitors should consult the campus access page.