Human Ecology’s greatest assets are its alumni, parents and friends whose involvement and leadership have shaped the undergraduate experience and improved the lives of our students.

There are many ways you can reengage with the College and Cornell to help create new opportunities for our students and faculty to continue to make an impact around the world.

Whether you are looking to engage informally and on your own time or looking for a larger commitment, we have lots of possibilities for you to explore and begin today. 

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One of the easiest ways to stay connected is to keep contact and work information up to date.

One of the easiest ways to support the College and our students is through your philanthropy. Your gifts help us fulfill the Human Ecology mission to improve lives.

Make a gift today!

Read about the latest research, our talented students and faculty, and fellow alumni in the Human Ecology magazine

Connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram is a great way to learn about what’s happening in the College and to connect with both students and alumni.

Meet other Human Ecology and Cornell alumni at events in New York City, Boston, San Francisco and many other cities around the world. Explore Cornell events near you.

Students gain immeasurable experiences when they participate in internships over the summer or take part in three-week externships over winter break. As an alumnus/a, you can help guide their career path by offering an opportunity at your company. Post an internship/externship today.

If you’re interested in having a Human Ecology student work for you, you can hire our talented students by posting a job opportunity or participating in a career fair.  Create your profile on Cornell Handshake to get started.

Participate on a regional career panel or join us for a networking event to share you expertise, advice and insights on industry trends, while networking with other alumni in similar sectors.

Join us on campus to connect with students in a number of different ways. You can hold “office hours” to share your career and industry experiences, serve as a guest lecturer for a Human Ecology course, or participate on a career panel hosted by one of our student organizations. 

The Human Ecology Alumni Association Board of Directors and Human Ecology Young Alumni Council accept nominations every year. As a member, you can help leverage the rich talents and resources of the greater alumni community, enhance the visibility of the College and foster increased involvement to achieve Human Ecology’s mission. You can learn more about the nomination cycle and member requirements on our volunteer platform, CUVolunteer.

These are just a few of the ways you can engage with the College of Human Ecology.

To learn about more opportunities and receive alerts on new volunteer openings, create your volunteer profile on CUVolunteer. The volunteer portal can help you select volunteer activities that accommodate your location, interests, skills and time constraints.

For more information or questions about getting involved, please contact the Human Ecology Alumni Affairs and Development office at or 607.255.7802.