The Cornell Center for Immunology is dedicated to building a positive and more equitable future. We acknowledge and are continuously working to eliminate all forms of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religious beliefs, nationality, socioeconomic and educational background. We actively promote diversity and inclusion; combat implicit and explicit biases; and support a culture of belonging within our center and beyond. We are committed to ensuring that all members of the immunological community have equal voice and a strong, positive sense of belonging.
The Center continues to listen, educate ourselves, and act to support our diverse colleagues. As part of this ongoing commitment we:
- Ensure diversity and gender parity on all internal executive committees.
- Include speakers of different genders and diverse ancestries on all panels.
- Highlight and share community initiatives that promote education and conversation about diversity in science.
- Commit to anti-racist principles within our labs, as articulated by the examples of Zamudio and colleagues, and Chaudhary and Berhe, among others.
- Cultivate career and professional development opportunities for early career community members from diverse backgrounds. This includes engagement with programs across Cornell such as the Program for Achieving Career Excellence (PACE), and Cornell University Initiative to Maximize Student Development that share our aim.
- Respect and prominently share the local land acknowledgment (below).
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ people, past and present, to these lands and waters.
This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ leadership.
Please see the Cornell Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Land Acknowledgement page for more information.