Impact Week @ Cornell

September 18, 2023 - September 22, 2023

About Impact Week @ Cornell

Impact Week @ Cornell (I-Week) is a new college-wide tradition that encourages each campus entity to demonstrate and celebrate the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through a series of activities that reflects their respective field or study. Consequently, we invite faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of this opportunity to be rejuvenated in self-care practices; inspired by interactive dialogues across difference; challenged to develop solutions that will empower communities; and supported in making an impact at Cornell.

Sponsored In-Part By: The Hopper-Dean Foundation
Endorsed By: Belonging at Cornell (B@C) under the B@C Innovation Grant Funded Project B@C 360
Designed and Organized By: The Cornell Ann S. Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

I-Week Benefits

Raise Awareness

Raise awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice issues within academia and industry.

Receive Support

Support the development, engagement, and empowerment of faculty, staff, and students.

Share Best Practices

Provide opportunities to share best practices and models of excellence among collegiate leaders.

Broaden Network

Engage in activities that encourages participants to build sincere relationships and collaborate on initiatives across difference.

Enhance Sense of Belonging

Enhance the sense of belonging experienced within Cornell University's virtual and physical campus communities.

Maximize Sphere of Influence

Explore the process of identifying one's sphere of influence and utilizing it to make a significant contribution to the working and learning environment.

I-Week Committee Members

Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have partnered with the following collegiate entities to pilot its second year of I-Week events: College of Engineering; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; Cornell Tech; SC Johnson College of Business; School of Industrial and Labor Relations;  Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy; Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement; Athletics; Center for Regional and Economic Advancement; Cornell Cinema; Asian and Asian American Center; Latinx Student Empowerment; Einhorn Center for Community Engagement; and First-Generation and Low-Income Student Support. At the end of I-Week, each committee member will continue to engage the campus community by collaborating on monthly events throughout the year.

Dr. LeeAnn Roberts (She/Her)

Committee Lead and Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

Juan Jaimes Costilla (He/Him)

Associate Dean of Students and Director of Latinx Student Empowerment

Debbie Beausejour (She/Her)

Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs for the School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Patty Gabriel (She/Her)

Program and Office Coordinator within the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Jen Majka, Ph.D.  (She/Her)

Director of Diversity and Inclusion within the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Victor B. Younger, M.Ed (He/Him)

Director of Diversity and Inclusion within the Nolan School of Hotel Administration

Sara Xayarath Hernández (She/Her)

Graduate School Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student and Faculty Engagement

Dannemart Pierre (She/Her)

Peggy J. Koenig '78 Associate Dean of Students for Student Empowerment, Director of First-Generation and Low-Income Student Support

Ariana Klinkov (She/Her)

Head Coach of Women's Fencing within Athletics

Sonya Cunningham (She/Her)

Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering for the College of Engineering

Sara DuBois (She/Her)

Program Manager within the Center for Regional Economic Advancement

Huey Hsiao (He/Him)

Kent G. Sheng '78 Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Asian and Asian American Center

Stella Hein, Ph.D. (She/Her)

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mike Bishop (He/Him)

Director for Strategic Partnerships and Co-Curricular Learning at the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement

Angeline Gomez (She/Her)

Program Coordinator for Inclusion and Belonging and the Milstein Summer at Cornell Tech

Mame D. Ndiaye (She/Her)

Associate Director of Inclusive Enrollment and Student Services for the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

Molly Ryan (She/Her)

Director of Cornell Cinema


Impact Week at Cornell

Ithaca New York 14853
United States