Equal Education and Employment Opportunity Statement

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 on any aspect of one’s heritage, social identity, cultural background 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. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally protected status or subjected to prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status or marital status. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Concerns and complaints related to bias or equal opportunity in education and in employment based on aspects of diversity protected under federal, state, and local law should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX; 500 Day Hall, Ithaca NY 14853; 607-255-2242.

Concerns and complaints related to prohibited bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX; 500 Day Hall, Ithaca NY 14853; 607-255-2242; equity@cornell.edu or titleix@cornell.edu. Questions or complaints arising under Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Lauren Branchini; 500 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; 607-255-2242titleix@cornell.edu. Information about how to report an incident or file a complaint is available at 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; 646-428-3800OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

Cornell University is committed to providing access and opportunity for disabled people to participate in their educational pursuit or employment. Information on services provided to prospective and current Cornell's disabled students can be obtained by contacting: Student Disability Services, Cornell Health, Level 5, Ithaca, New York 14853-6601; 607-254-4545. sds_cu@cornell.edu. Prospective employees in need of an accommodation during the application or recruitment process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act or New York state law should contact: the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX; 500 Day Hall, Ithaca NY 14853; 607-255-2242; equity@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; 607-255-1177benefits@cornell.edu.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on May 2005. Last updated June 2021.


EEO Tagline

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

We encourage broad and liberal use of the University EEO statement and Tagline on external facing communications.