Diversity and Service Programs

Biology Scholars in the Galapagos Islands

As part of its central mission of providing a world-class education to its undergraduates, Biology at Cornell is committed to maintaining the diversity of its student body by welcoming and supporting students with backgrounds historically less represented in science - underrepresented racial and cultural minority students, first generation college students, low-income students, students with disabilities, and women. We promote a tolerant and sensitive learning environment and offer several programs that broaden the pipeline of diverse individuals entering and succeeding in science.  A sample of these programs include:

We believe that a diverse body of students learning science together creates enhanced learning, better innovation, and greater creativity.  We prize diversity because it creates scientists who are better equipped to work and lead diverse teams to solve critical problems facing our world today in health, medicine, and the environment.