Through our unique structure for collaboration, CIS values differences and recognizes that multiple perspectives enhance creativity. 

From CIS Dean Greg Morrisett

The digital age transcends boundaries. For example, the Internet connects us regardless of geography, and new technologies such as machine learning make it possible to communicate regardless of language. When Ezra Cornell proclaimed "any person, any study," he surely meant to include students from around the world, and, as a direct result, the entire campus, but particularly CIS, is blessed to have such diversity. Almost 15% of our undergraduates and more than two-thirds of our graduate students (69%) come from overseas. We admit them because they are brilliant, eager to learn, and because their diversity of culture and experience strengthens us all. We need this (and other kinds) of diversity to tackle hard societal problems and to take full advantage of the opportunities computing and information science offers.



Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC) is a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W). Its goal is to bring together and support women in computing at Cornell through networking, mentorship and outreach.


URMC is a student group at Cornell with the goal is to bring together and support underrepresented minority students in computing at Cornell through networking and mentorship.

The SoNIC Workshop

Developed by Computer Science Professor Hakim Weatherspoon, this summer workshop invites undergraduate minority students to Cornell to study advanced computer networking and get a glimpse of what an academic career in computer science or engineering might be like. There is no cost to the students.

Social Impact Summer School

CIS has launched a new summer school for rising college seniors and graduate students focused on science and technology, technology design and the arts. Travel, food and lodging will be covered and minority students are especially encouraged to apply.


Cornell University just launched a new website focusing on Cornell's commitment to diversity.


If you feel like you've been a victim of bias you may want to report it via this bias incident form.


Women in Cornell Computing Video: Tech Diversity






Cornell was pleased to send 29 students to the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. Here's what the students had to say about participating: