Preventing and reporting bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct

As an educational institution and employer, Cornell University is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

This commitment dates back to the founding of the university. In 1865, Ezra Cornell proclaimed, "I would found an Institution where any person can find instruction in any study." The statement articulates Cornell's democratic values and the university's enduring commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

Cornell University Precollege Studies embraces this commitment. We will not tolerate any form of bias, harassment, discrimination, or sexual and related misconduct.

Behavior reflecting bias, discrimination, harassment, or sexual and related misconduct may constitute a violation of the Precollege Studies Code of Academic Integrity (available in the spring as a PDF) and/or local, state, and federal laws.

How do I make a report?

Concerns related to bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct can be made by writing to Precollege Studies director Jim Schechter at or associate director Janna Dawn at with “Bias Incident” in the subject.

In case of an emergency

In case of an emergency, contact the Cornell Police (607.255.1111) and, if appropriate, other local police agencies (911) immediately, so that the matter can be addressed and support services made available.

Cornell's commitment to equality of education

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. For more information, please see the Equal Education and Employment Opportunity Statement.