Diversity and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity

The staff of Student Disability Services strives to create and sustain a welcoming, accessible, and supportive environment. We believe that diversity strengthens our institution and envision a community free of bigotry, expressions of hatred or prejudice, and behaviors that infringe upon the freedom and respect that every individual deserves. We are committed to expanding our understanding of the complex issues surrounding identity in order to advance the notion "... any person ... any study."

We Care

Cornell Health/SDS is committed to providing a welcoming and affirming environment for all students. We recognize that historical power and privilege have marginalized and oppressed individuals from various identities and backgrounds, contributing to health difficulties and limiting access to health care and support services.

We are committed to:

  • providing an environment in which people who have experienced marginalization can be heard and seen. 
  • reducing barriers and supporting students’ health and well-being through resource allocation and advocacy for policy change.  
  • enhancing our own cultural consciousness and humility through staff training, participation in social justice events, and intentional engagement in difficult dialogues.