Advocacy & Research Opportunities

A free public panel addressed issues raised by the DREAM Act pending in Congress from the perspectives of policymaking, advocacy, academia, and immigrants' lived experience.
A free public panel addressed issues raised by the DREAM Act pending in Congress from the perspectives of policymaking, advocacy, academia, and immigrants' lived experience.

Advocacy & Research Opportunities

Getting Involved

An ally is a supporter of another person, idea, initiative or community, even when the ally doesn't share that identity or belief system. At Cornell, there are a multitude of ways to get involved with university or local organizations and efforts that support a wide array of people and initiatives.

1,000 Dreamers-1,000 Leaders

Launching in early 2016, the "1,000 Dreamers-1,000 Leaders" program is a new and unique mentoring and professional development program for university aged Dreamers in the United States and Mexico. The program will develop the leadership skills and employability potential of Dreamers through personalized one-on-one mentorship, soft-skills training and networking opportunities.

Engaged Cornell

Engaged Cornell is a campuswide ethos fueling the advancement of the university’s mission through community-engaged discovery and learning. Demonstrated in projects identified, designed, and implemented in collaboration with partner communities, the spirit of Engaged Cornell is contributing to solutions seeking to overcome some of the world’s biggest challenges. By embracing the Engaged Cornell state-of-mind, students become global citizens leading social change and the university inspires a new generation of teaching and research at Cornell and beyond.

Student Organizations

Nearly 1,000 student organizations at Cornell are registered through the Campus Activities office. A searchable database, provides links to organizations that are as diverse as our students. Such organizations provide vibrant and supportive opportunities that promote and nurture student learning, the practice of leadership, social responsibility, interpersonal skill-building and self-awareness through experiential learning

University Assemblies

The campus assemblies are university organizations chartered by the President of the university. They are established to serve as vehicles of communication between the administration of the university and broader campus community affected by the institutions practices and policies. At Cornell, there are five assemblies: constituent assemblies that represent the four major campus constituencies — undergraduate students, graduate & professional students, faculty, and staff — and a University Assembly in which all constituencies are represented.

Yang-Tan Institute on Employment & Disability

The mission of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability advances knowledge, policies and practice to enhance equal opportunities for all people with disabilities. The Yang-Tan Institute advances equal opportunity for people with disabilities in partnership with federal and state government and philanthropic organizations.

Faculty-Led Research Initiatives

Cornell boasts a world-class faculty who study across disciplines to find solutions to the world's most complex problems. Find a center, institute, lab, or program that fits your interest, including the Africana Studies & Research Center, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, the LGBT Studies Program, and many more.