Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity

Our Vision

Embrace difference; Promote inclusion; Achieve excellence

Our Mission

The Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity provides institutional leadership by promoting a learning, living, and working environment in which we encourage full participation of all members of the Cornell community. Using data collection and workforce analysis, we design and deliver innovative strategies to achieve inclusive excellence in our systems, structures, and culture.

Our Values

Values Inform and Guide Our Work on Behalf of Cornell University.

Respect: Unbiased consideration and regard for the rights, values, beliefs and property of all people


Integrity: The quality or state of being of sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, sincerity with a desire for high ethical standards


Accountability: Answer to one's own actions and conduct


Cooperation: Working together to common purpose


Creativity: A high degree of innovation and originality


Initiatives:

  • Inclusive Excellence Academy:  Courses designed to develop an inclusive educational environment and workplace. Programs incorporate interactive theater and experienced speakers that engage audiences, open eyes, and change minds.
  • Diversity Council Resources: Information about Cornell’s diversity recruitment and retention programs and resources, including training and networking opportunities to supportcommunities of color, disabilities, LGBT, military veterans, women, and religions.
     
  • Bias & Reporting: Information and resources regarding Cornell policy and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, and bias.

  • Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action: Learn about Cornell’s Affirmative Action Plan, including contacts for university Affirmative Action representatives.
     
  • 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan: Learn about the goals established to create change around diversity and inclusion at Cornell University.