Graduate & Professional Students

Graduate students participate in the 2016 Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP).
Graduate students participate in the 2016 Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP).

Graduate & Professional Students

7417 graduate and professional students, 56 percent male and 44 percent female. More than 60 percent of graduate students are foreign nationals, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, African Americans, Asian Americans, or identified themselves in more than one racial/ethnic group.

Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement

OISE supports an inclusive and welcoming environment for all graduate and postdoctoral scholars, and fosters the development of their core competencies and transferable skills in the areas of career development, communication, leadership and management, teaching and mentoring, responsible conduct of research, and personal development. Our collaborative programing offers graduate and postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to build skills that are crucial to their development and success. OISE also provides leadership that demonstrates the University’s commitment to promoting a climate of diversity, inclusion, engagement, and achievement, which are integral components of graduate and postdoctoral education.

Cornell Graduate and Professional Student Veterans

The Graduate School thanks you for your service, leadership, and dedication, which will enrich our Cornell community during your time at Cornell. Here you will find a supportive community that includes other veterans among our faculty, staff, and your graduate and professional student peers. We want you to find the intellectual, academic, social, and financial resources you need to be successful in your graduate experience at Cornell. Please contact Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Jan Allen if you have questions or need information.

Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Johnson was the first top-tier business school to create an office dedicated to supporting women and under-represented groups in 1999. Today, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) has evolved to focus on increasing diversity and promoting inclusiveness at Johnson and in the global business community. ODI collaboratively leads our community in promoting a culture that not only values differences, but leverages them as sources of strength.

Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School is committed to building a diverse classroom and legal profession. Students come from nearly every state and 20 countries, vary in age and experience, and represent a range of cultural, ethnic, racial and economic groups. The Law School has developed orientation programs and ongoing networks of support to ensure all students are provided with the foundation for an enriching law school experience. CU Law School's new social media campaign highlights diversity and inclusion.

College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Student Academic Services

In 1910, Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine awarded the first American woman with a veterinary degree. This commitment to diversity and inclusion has endured throughout the College's history, and is equally apparent today as the percentage of underrepresented minorities in our student body is among the highest for veterinary colleges in the nation. Recognizing that a diverse student body will benefit most from an equally diverse faculty, the College actively recruits faculty who bring varying perspectives and life experiences to our community.

Weill Cornell Medical College Office of Faculty Diversity in Medicine and Science

The Office of Faculty Diversity (OFD) was formed in July 2009. The initiatives of the OFD include leadership development, recruitment, and retention of a diverse faculty. The purpose of the office is to create leadership roles that develop and sustain a diverse faculty through the following initiatives: recruitment, faculty development, work-life environment, retention, and promotion/leadership.

Women's Communities

As part of the Graduate School’s mission to foster a diverse community of students and support professional development opportunities, we have numerous graduate student organizations related to women’s professional development to encourage active participation; various campus resources that are designated to support and promote women scholars; as well as external resources to support women's professional development opportunities.