Strength in difference
A diversity of perspectives, experiences, genders, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, talents and interests significantly strengthens and deepens the CALS experience. Since 1898 – when naturalist became the first woman to join the Cornell faculty – the college has worked to enroll a diverse student body and hire faculty and staff from all walks of life.
Efforts and activities to achieve these goals are the joint responsibility of the senior leadership of the college including the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Faculty Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Academic Programs, which includes a diversity component in its undergraduate admissions and student services. Diversity is necessary to continually build an equitable, welcoming and thriving community at Cornell CALS.
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