Collegiate Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of opportunities for staff to engage with Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For additional opportunities, please email Cornell Bowers CIS DEI.
Engage to Empower Hackathon
Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will host the Engage to Empower Hackathon October 2024 in Ithaca, New York. Learn more.
1. Market the Engage to Empower Hackathon to undergraduate and graduate students.
2. Share team mentorship and event volunteer opportunities with faculty and staff.
3. Serve as a team mentor or event volunteer.
Project SERVE is a platform that focuses on encouraging staff, faculty, and students to support, educate, recognize, validate, and engage (SERVE) underserved communities around the globe through the utilization of their non-technical and technical skills in computer science, information science, and statistics and data science. Learn More.
1. Promote Project SERVE to faculty, staff, and students.
2. Share volunteer opportunities with faculty, staff, and students.
3. Serve as a volunteer.
Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is committed to the application of effective communication and efficient dissemination to convey diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
As a result, Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is working with Cornell Bowers CIS Communications and its collegiate partners to publicize Bowers CIS endeavors to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
1. Collaborate with Bowers CIS DEI on publications (conference papers, journals, magazines, etc.).
2. Provide feedback on documents prior to submission.
3. Facilitate a best practices session for composing and submitting publications with fellow faculty and staff members.
Securing Financial Resources
Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is committed to building a culturally competent and inclusive environment where staff, faculty, and students feel a sense of belonging and value for their unique contributions to excellence.
In order to achieve this objective, Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is identifying collaborative partners to assist in securing financial resources that will ensure the sustainability of collegiate initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
1. Provide a letter of support for Cornell Bowers CIS DEI grant proposals.
2. Request Cornell Bowers CIS DEI to provide a letter of support for grant proposals that integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.
3. Collaborate with Cornell Bowers CIS DEI on composing grant proposals that are focused on broadening participation in computer science, information science, statistics, and data science.
4. Brainstorm with Cornell Bowers CIS DEI on potential grant proposals.
5. Facilitate a best practices session for grant writing with fellow faculty and staff members.
Institutional Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of resources for staff to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement opportunities across campus. For additional opportunities, please email Cornell Bowers CIS DEI.
Asian & Asian American Center (A3C)
The mission of the Asian & Asian American Center (A3C) is to bring together the rich diversity of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans (APIDA) student experiences to support a strong and inclusive campus community. We promote positive student-to-student and group-to-group interaction to contribute to the multicultural education of all students and to the social/cultural development of leaders able to navigate a diverse and complex global society. Our programs focus on advocacy, education, identity and community-building. We strive to be an affirming and welcoming space on campus that works to incorporate principles of social justice into our programs and services. All are welcome and encouraged to attend our programs and get involved in our work.
For more information, please visit: https://scl.cornell.edu/a3c
Colleague Network Groups (CNG)
The university sponsors Colleague Network Groups (CNGs) as a way for traditionally underrepresented minorities and their allies to find support, both at Cornell and beyond. The CNGs enhance our community culture by providing engaging programs for Cornell faculty and staff.
For more information, please visit: https://hr.cornell.edu/colleague-network-groups
Diversity Alumni Programs and Cornell Mosaic
We support Cornell’s diverse alumni initiatives and diverse alumni associations. Our efforts center on helping to coordinate the work of our diverse alumni associations, which maintain independent alumni volunteer boards; organizing engagement events; conducting fundraising initiatives to support diversity programs on campus; and growing our dynamic diverse alumni community to further inclusion. We also work closely with Cornell’s on-campus diversity offices and programs to engage alumni in their work.
Cornell Mosaic is an organization of Cornell alumni and friends created in 2006 to assist the university in meeting its goal of increasing the number of diverse alumni engaged with the university. Mosaic members serve as ambassadors for Cornell’s diverse communities by identifying opportunities to influence university priorities, supporting and promoting diversity initiatives, and collaborating with the larger Cornell University community—all for the benefit of the diverse alumni and the larger Cornell community. The Mosaic Steering Committee provides oversight and direction for the membership of Mosaic and the larger diverse alumni population. The Steering Committee is chaired by Laura Wilkinson MBA ’85, JD ’86 and co-chaired by Katrina James ’96.
For more information, please visit: https://alumni.cornell.edu/connect/diversity/
Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE)
Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) offers a variety of programs and services to engage and develop both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, staff, and future Cornellians. We also provide opportunities for members of the Cornell Engineering community to receive recognition for their academic, mentoring, leadership, research, and professional endeavors.
For more information, please visit: https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/engdiversity
First-Generation & Low-Income
First-Generation & Low-Income (FGLI) student support is intended to promote identity exploration, community, advocacy and empowerment for all students who identify with the first-generation and/or low-income student experience. Our work is grounded in a holistic, intersectional approach to foster an educational environment for FGLI students to succeed and thrive at Cornell. As a unit in the Dean of Students, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio, we aim to promote and centralize academic and social resources to remove institutional barriers to allow, first-generation and/or low-income students to benefit from an inclusive and transformational educational experience.
For more information, please visit: https://scl.cornell.edu/first-generation-low-income-support
LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center is here for LGBTQ+ students and allies of all identities, backgrounds, and experiences. We strive to be an affirming and welcoming space on campus that works to incorporate principles of social justice into our programs and services.
For more information, please visit: https://scl.cornell.edu/LGBTRC
Community Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of resources for staff to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement opportunities in the community. For additional opportunities, please email Cornell Bowers CIS DEI.
Center for Transformative Action
The Center for Transformative Action (CTA) supports change makers in creating communities that are ecologically sound, socially just and work for everyone. Their bold actions inspire and animate the heart toward common good.
For more information, please visit: http://www.centerfortransformativeaction.org/
Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County (DCTC)
The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County, Inc. (DCTC) is a joint effort of local employers and leaders dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in Tompkins County.
For more information, please visit: https://diversityconsortium.org/
Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC)
The Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) is a center for all ages, particularly youth and teens. It serves the immediate neighborhood and the greater Ithaca area by providing multicultural, educational, and recreational programs focused on social and individual development.
The center’s programs include services dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people we serve; advocating for the rights and needs of youth, families, underrepresented, and disenfranchised populations; providing structured employment training opportunities for at-risk youth and adults; and fighting against oppression and intimidation in our community.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center
Multicultural Resource Center
MRC engages in cultural and systemic transformation by building with our communities to eliminate barriers to racial justice, cultural dignity, equity and inclusion, and indigenous rights.
For more information, please visit: http://www.multiculturalresourcecenter.org/
Office of Engagement Initiatives
The Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) advances Cornell’s mission through community-engaged learning — preparing and inspiring students, faculty, staff and community partners to work together to solve the world’s most difficult problems.
For more information, please visit: https://oei.cornell.edu/
* On July 1, 2021, Cornell launched the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning and public service across the university. Combining the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) and the Public Service Center (PSC), the center will open new pathways for Cornellians to embrace the university’s land-grant mission to improve lives in New York state, across the nation and around the world. Continue Reading.