Multicultural Programs

The professional staff of Human Ecology’s Office of Admissions, Student, and Career Development includes a director of multicultural programs who provides focus on efforts to recruit, enroll, retain, and graduate students of color, through such programs as:

  • EOP is a program for New York State residents who are educationally and/or economically disadvantaged. All admitted EOP students are required to attend a six-week, university-wide pre-freshman summer program that introduces students to the Cornell campus, the academic rigors of college life, and the surrounding Ithaca community.
  • OADI is the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives that provides university support to students of color and first generation students at Cornell.
  • The Association for Students of Color unites Human Ecology’s multicultural students and provides a supportive foundation for their enrollment, retention, graduation, and career placement.
  • The Human Ecology Peer Partnership Program provides mentorship through a network of faculty and upper-class students to incoming students of color, specifically during their first semester.

The College also offers academic, personal, and career counseling for all students. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the office at (607) 255-2532 or stop by MVR 172.


Association for Students of Color

With the motto "Yesterday’s vision, today’s reality, and tomorrow’s hope", the Association for Students of Color (ASC) was created to bring together Human Ecology students to provide a supportive foundation for enrollment, retention, graduation, and career placement for students of color...

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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program is a New York State program that provides enrichment activities for pre-med and pre-law New York State residents...

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Human Ecology Peer Partnership Program

Human Ecology Peer Partnership Program addresses the needs of incoming students as they make their transition to Cornell by providing a supportive community of peers, upper-class students, and faculty members...

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Program Mission

The College of Human Ecology believes that a diverse community enriches the educational process for all members of the college community. Consequently, the college focuses particular efforts on a broad range of services for students of color. This includes not only recruitment, but also retention services for current students. Additionally, the college partners with several university offices, including the Learning Strategies Center and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives--as well as New York State opportunity program offices--to assure that Human Ecology students have access to the vast array of services available on campus.