Cornell Tech was founded to advance technology as a means to a better quality of life for all communities in New York City, across the nation, and around the world. Our best work results in ethical, inclusive, accessible technology for all users, especially the underserved and underrepresented.

Vital to that mission is building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff. We seek to build things with — not just for — real people and believe in the power of participation and representation.

While we have still have work to do to achieve these goals, we aspire to:

  • Be as diverse as New York City on every level (students, faculty, staff)
  • Engage in research that promotes justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Educate and train ethical technology leaders of the future


Through our affiliation with the Johnson School of Business, we’re proud to be part of one of the first top-tier business schools to have an office dedicated to supporting women, underrepresented minority (URM), and LGBTQ leaders.


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Campus Spotlight

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Break Through Tech

Cornell Tech is committed to propelling more high school and college women and people of color into tech careers through education, work experiences, and community building. Break Through Tech is working to build a deeper bench of talent for the digital workforce.
Cornell Techs Lets Code family night on Roosevelt Island, New York City, December 10, 2018.

K-12 Initiative

Cornell Tech is committed to making computer science teachable, starting in elementary school. In New York City and beyond, we collaborate with other CS education changemakers to prepare K-12 teachers, administrators, students, and families for the digital age.
Woman using XR technology

XR Accessibility

To make virtual, augmented and mixed reality (XR) accessible to people with disabilities, Cornell Tech has developed a research community led by Shiri Azenkot, Associate Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.

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