Anti-Discrimination/Prohibited Bias & Related Misconduct

Equal Education and Employment Opportunity Statement

Cornell University has an enduring commitment to support equality of education and employment opportunity by affirming the value of diversity and by promoting an environment free from discrimination.

Association with Cornell, either as a student, faculty, or staff member, involves participation in a free community where all people are recognized and rewarded on the basis of individual performance rather than personal convictions, appearance, preferences (including sexual or affectional orientation), or happenstance of birth.

Cornell University's history of diversity and inclusion encourages all students, faculty and staff to support a diverse and inclusive university in which to work, study, teach, research and serve.

No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on May 2005.

The U.S. Department of Education published new federal Title IX regulations that took effect on August 14, 2020. Below is the revised WCM policies and procedures:

Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct

Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members. To this end, through this policy, the university and Weill Cornell Medicine provide means to address bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct ( University Policy 6.4, Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct).

Accompanying procedures for Weill Cornell Medicine may be found at the following sites:

For students: 

Sexual Assault/Sexual Misconduct: Title IX and "Enough is Enough" 

For employees, including faculty:

206 Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065