Action

Date of Completion

The Alumni of Color Association was formed to assist the institution in the development and support of Students of Color.

Summer 2021

The renamed Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice. major launched effective AY 2021-22 (formerly Ethnic Studies)

Summer 2021

Meghan Yamanishi and Stefanie Bray were appointed as the inaugural Faculty Equity Officer and Staff Equity Officer respectively.

Summer 2021

A partnership with the local Meskwaki and Sauk Tribe has been established that includes a speaker series exchange that will bring speakers from the Tribe and Cornell to their respective communities. The series will begin in the Spring of 2022.

Fall 2021

Cornell received an international Anthem Award in the DEI category and a Gold Diversity Campaign award for its “I See You” Summer 2021 Cornell Report magazine guest-edited by Heather ‘Byrd’ Roberts ‘09.

Fall 2021

The 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seminar was administered in a cohort format, allowing for more in-depth and intimate discussions. The seminar explored the meaning of Critical Race Theory and its impact on higher education. Over 200 employees participated in the seminar..

Fall 2021

Revise the DEI Website to more effectively showcase and publicize DEI work and accomplishments on campus.

In Progress

The Senior Diversity Officer and Equity Officers have begun working on a sustainable recruiting plan to increase the diversity in hiring pools for future faculty and staff openings.

In Progress

Apply for NCAA Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant.

In Progress

Finalize the creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

In Progress

Review and update the institution’s Diversity Mission Statement.

In Progress

Land Acknowledgment statement that acknowledges the Native American Tribes that once inhabited the land that Cornell sits on.

In Progress