Union Representation

Graduate Student Unionization

Cornell University is committed to supporting the education and well-being of our graduate students, who play crucial roles in the university’s education, research, and outreach missions.

In recent years, graduate students who provide services as part of their funding packages at Cornell and many other universities have explored the possibility of engaging union representation. This set of FAQs provides information and important considerations regarding graduate student education and unionization. All graduate students should know the basics about unionization and the implications it may have for their education and program at Cornell.