Diversity & Inclusion

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"... any person ... any study."

In the College of Arts & Sciences, you will find thousands of students of truly diverse backgrounds, as well as professors and student services staff to help you along your Cornell journey. The College embodies Ezra Cornell's founding vision where "any person can find instruction in any study."

We invite you to explore the many academic, residential and social opportunities available at Cornell to learn more about your own heritage, celebrate our cultures and build connections with the communities of your choice. Some places to start:

A caring community

We recommend the DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION website for programs, activities and news related to diversity and inclusion at Cornell for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends. Many resources and opportunities for exchange are available on campus for those seeking caring connections. 

Learn about the specific information and resources that the university provides concerning:

Academic programs & departments

The College of Arts & Sciences is home to many interdisciplinary departments and programs that serve as research, academic and community centers for students and faculty.

*This program resides in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, but involves many Arts & Sciences students and faculty.

**This center is overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and houses the following institutes and programs, many led by Arts & Sciences faculty members: Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Cornell Institute for China Economic Research, Cornell Institute for European Studies, East Asia Program, Institute for African Development, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Latin American Studies Program, Meridian 180, South Asia Program, and Southeast Asia Program.

Cultural, resource & advising centers

For a complete list of campus resources, please visit Cornell's Diversity and Inclusion website

What are Arts & Sciences students doing on campus? At any one time, they might be:

Financial aid information

Our Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment works hard to meet your family’s needs regarding college expenses. Our need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid philosophies reflect Ezra Cornell's foudning vision of access to education and create an egalitarian environment for learning, unconstrained by a family's ability to pay. 

Additional diversity and inclusion resources are available for graduate students & post docs, faculty, staff, parents, alumni & friends.


different countries represented by members of the Class of 2021
Members of the Class of 2020 who identify themselves as U.S. students of color