Collegiate Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage with Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For additional opportunities, please email Cornell Bowers CIS DEI.
Code Afrique, initially Ghana Hacks, is a continuing program designed for African high school and University students with interest or bias in the sciences. It is aimed at giving these students a window into the world of computer science, and its vast potential for development. Learn more.
1. Serve as a volunteer.
2. Serve as a mentor.
Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will partner with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to host the inaugural Cornell Hackathon October 2022 in Ithaca, New York. Learn more.
1. Participate in the Cornell Hackathon.
2. Market the Cornell Hackathon to undergraduate and graduate students.
3. Share volunteer opportunities with undergraduate and graduate students.
4. Serve as a volunteer for the Cornell Hackathon.
Fosters an all-inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students to collectively dialog on the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the field of technology.
1. Promote DEIJ Dialogues to undergraduate and graduate students.
2. Serve as a student panelist.
3. Serve as a volunteer.
Explore, Network, Grow, Achieve, Globalize and Educate (ENGAGE) LEAP is a program designed to support the academic, professional, and personal development of doctoral students from marginalized populations.
1. Facilitate a presentation that focuses on the graduate school experience.
2. Serve as a mentor for students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Cornell.
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.
1. Promote Project SERVE to undergraduate and graduate students.
2. Share volunteer opportunities with undergraduate and graduate students.
3. Serve as a volunteer.
Institutional Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of resources for undergraduate and graduate students 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
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
Multicultural Student Leadership and Empowerment
Our mission is to encourage student learning through the co-curricular and foster an inclusive campus environment. With a commitment to increasing cross-cultural awareness and competency, we support students and student organizations in their efforts to offer a wide variety of programs and initiatives that explore both the shared and unique experiences, histories, and heritages of our diverse community. We do this through supporting more than 150 student organizations, advising key programs and organizations, promoting peer to peer mentorship, and advocacy.
For more information, please visit: https://scl.cornell.edu/MSLE
Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI):
The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) at Cornell University serves as a centralized hub that provides academic and professional-development support and resources for undergraduate students who are traditionally underrepresented and/or underserved in higher education. OADI’s mission is to empower students to develop and leverage their own academic agency as they seek to achieve their scholastic, professional, and personal goals.
For more information, please visit: https://oadi.cornell.edu/
Community Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of resources for undergraduate and graduate students 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.