Whether you consider yourself an individual with a disability or not, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your disability status by answering a short, less than five-minute survey. By self-identifying, you help Cornell more accurately determine the diversity of our workforce and ensure individuals with disabilities are supported and represented throughout the University.
Complete the survey
Please complete the online self-identification questionnaire before April 13. On the survey, you will be given the choice to indicate:
- That you have (or previously have had) a disability (you do not need to disclose the type of disability);
- That you do not have a disability; or
- You do not wish to answer.
You also will have the opportunity to self-identify your gender, race/ethnicity and veteran status.
Whichever response(s) you choose, your participation is strongly encouraged and very much appreciated as we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Cornell NetID login is required and your name will be attached to the form. However, the information will be kept confidential. FAQs are also available online for more information on how the information will be used and who will have access to the data.
How will my responses be used?
You will be asked to log in with your NetID, but your information will remain confidential and will only be used to:
- fulfill Cornell’s federal obligations to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and
- measure institutional diversity to inform our talent recruitment/retention efforts, programming, and resources.
Who should respond? Everyone.
Participation from everyone is important to provide us with a better, more complete understanding of the diversity and needs of our workforce. In 2014 our response rate was about 8 percent – our goal this year is at least 20 percent participation.
What is a disability?
For purposes of this survey, a disability is any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities and can include, but is not limited to non-obvious, chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, clinical depression and alcoholism.
You are only asked to disclose if you have a disability, not the type of disability. And you can edit this information at any time in Workday.
Learn more about disability inclusion at Cornell and the Diversity Includes Disability campaign at accessiblity.cornell.edu.
We ask that you please visit the online self-identification questionnaire and complete the survey no later than April 13, 2018. If, for any reason, you need to update your information after that date, you can do so at any time through Workday.