Impact Week @ Cornell

Coming Fall 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 I-Week events: College of Engineering; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; Cornell Tech; Weill Cornell Medicine; SC Johnson College of Business; Athletics; Women's Resource Center; Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making; and the LGBT Resource Center. At the end of I-Week, each committee member will continue to engage the campus community by collaborating on monthly events throughout the academic 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

Latesha Fussell (She/Her)

Director for Diversity and Inclusion within the College of Agriculture, Art, and Planning

Derron Borders (He/They)

Director of Diversity and Inclusion 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

Shakima Clency (She/Her)

Former Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Belonging at Cornell Tech

Ariana Klinkov (She/Her)

Head Coach of Women's Fencing within Athletics

Jami P. Joyner (She/Her)

Former Executive Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering for the College of Engineering

Shura Gat (She/Her)

Interim Associate Dean of Students and Director for the Women's Resource Center

Collins Peters (He/Him)

Program Assistant for the Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making

Cortney Johnson, Ph.D. (She/They)

Associate Dean of Students and Director of the LGBT Resource Center

Rhonda R. Todd (She/Her)

Director of Inclusive Academic Advising within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Elizabeth Omondi (She/Her)

Administrator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine

Angeline Gomez (She/Her)

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


Impact Week at Cornell

Ithaca New York 14853
United States