Initiatives Planning: Toward New Destinations

Cornell colleges and units use a framework, called Toward New Destinations, to organize their diversity initiatives and programming.  

Annually, each Cornell college and administrative unit implements three diversity initiatives aligned with Cornell's vision for "Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds."

Toward New Destinations Grants fund programs and initiatives across Cornell. 

These college and unit level initiatives address core principles and goals for composition, engagement, inclusion, achievement that are managed at the college or unit level but reported on and tracked centrally by the university.

Toward New Destinations initiatives apply across seven constituent groups:

  • undergraduate students
  • graduate & professional students
  • postdoctoral associates & academic professionals
  • faculty
  • staff
  • the off-campus community, and
  • Cornell communities beyond Ithaca, including parents, alumni, friends, and donors. 


Diversity Council Resources 

Toward New Destinations Institutional Planning Document

Toward New Destinations Planning Document: Annual Initiatives 2016-2017