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Statement on Inclusiveness

The Department of Psychology is committed to ensuring that all people are treated with Dignity, Equality and Respect. We strive to ensuring all of our Faculty, staff, Post-Doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students work and study in a professional environment free from all prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment, sexual assault/violence, and bias activity, in particular when such actions are directed at a member or group of the Cornell community because of that individual’s or group’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors.  The Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Policies are in strict adherence to University Policy, State and Federal Law.  The Department of Psychology aims to educate all of its members toward this vision.

Find your community, learn where to find help, or locate official policies.  Check out the many department and university Diversity and Inclusion Resources.

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

  • Department of Psychology Equity Advocates: Equity Advocates are people within the department who will listen to your diversity and inclusion related concerns or ideas, help you brainstorm and investigate options and resources, bring issues/concerns to the attention of the department without having your name attached. (Not confidential in mandatory reporting situations. A list of confidential resources can be found at Cornell TitleIX site)
  • Report a Bias Incident: To report a non-emergency harassment, discrimination or bias incident, email: or fill out an online incident report
  • SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault – Response and Education). This site provides important and timely information to the Cornell community about sexual harassment, assault, gender discrimination and other related forms of violence. It also offers information about the SHARE partners who provide services, support, reporting options, education, and advocacy.
  • Cornell University Diversity & Inclusion Links to various offices and programs for diversity resources for at Cornell.
  • Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) is focused on undergraduate inclusion and achievement across the Cornell campus so students of all backgrounds excel at their academic goals. OADI programs especially support low-income students, those who are the first in their families to achieve a college degree, and under-represented students of color.
  • Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE) works to advance a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, but especially for those from backgrounds historically underrepresented in graduate education and the academy.
  • Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) works with deans and department chairs to increase faculty diversity, providing guidance in setting realistic diversity goals, training search committees, broadening faculty applicant pools, increasing retention of underrepresented groups, and providing faculty development and advancement opportunities.
  • Human Resources, Our Culture & DiversityLearn about Cornell’s policies and programs that support diversity and inclusion in our workplace, including the University Diversity Council, equal opportunity and affirmative action programs, and instructions and resources for reporting harassment, discrimination and bias 

Community-based Resources

  • Finding my communityA list of identity-based offices and programs including various ethnic, religious, gender/gender identity, disability, veteran and other protected status groups.
  • Welcome Postdocs: Resources from the Cornell University Office of Postdoctoral Studies.
  • Veterans and Military Resources: Cornell’s Military Community discuses programs and services available to our active military and veteran students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and provides resources for students, faculty, staff, and alumni veterans.
  • Additional resources Cornell's Military Community can be found through HR
  • Religious Accommodation 
  • Disability Resources:  Whole community information
  • Student Disability Services: Resources for Students with disabilities and resources for faculty teaching students with disabilities.
  • Diversity Includes Disability campaign 
  • Student Groups: A searchable database of student organizations through the campus activities office.
  • Colleague Network Groups: 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.