Cornell is home to a number of graduate and professional student organizations that promote diversity and inclusion. The following student organizations represented on the Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council (GPS DC) work collaboratively with the Graduate School and other campus partners on initiatives to advance a sense of community, professional excellence, and a climate of equity and belonging for all graduate and professional students, but especially for those from backgrounds historically excluded from and underrepresented in the academy.
- Arab Graduate Student Association
- Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA)
- Graduate Disability+ at Cornell (Graduate and professional student organization for those who identify as disabled, chronically ill, and/or neurodivergent, and their allies)
- First Generation & Low Income Graduate Student Organization (FiGLI)
- Graduate Women in Science (GWiS): Supporting Gender Diversity & Inclusion in STEM
- Graduate & Professional Students International (GPSI)
- Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA)
- Latinx Graduate Student Coalition (LGSC)
- QGrads (LGBTQ+ Graduate Student Association)
- Multicultural Academic Council (MAC)
- Society for Asian American Graduate Affairs (SAAGA)
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council Values Statement
We are a coalition of student leaders taking collective action to advance a sense of belonging, academic and professional excellence, and a climate of equity for all graduate and professional students, but especially for those from marginalized communities and backgrounds historically excluded from and underrepresented in the academy.
Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council Mission: Community. Empowerment. Solidarity.
Community: To foster a sense of belonging within and across academic programs, disciplines, identities, and communities; and to develop connections beyond Cornell with members and organizations within the greater surrounding communities.
Empowerment: To lift the voices of those from historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds by helping each other demystify, navigate, re-imagine, and transform academia. To increase awareness of the agency we possess and how to employ that agency to positively influence the academic, professional, and personal progression of the members of our communities.
Solidarity: To leverage our strength as a collective and to serve as allies to others from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.
Find more information on the over 1,000 student organizations found at Cornell.
- Building Allyship Series
- Multicultural Academic Council Mentoring Program
- Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Welcome Social
- Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Renaissance Ball
- Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards & Recognition Celebration