Cornell Botanic Gardens embraces and actively works to increase diversity among all the communities with which we engage—Cornell students, faculty, and staff, visitors, supporters, its employees, and its plant collections. We envision a world where biological and cultural diversity are respected, sustained and celebrated.Learn more
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation), members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
Our only hope for resilience, and path to meet our need to adapt, grow, and flourish lies in the diversity of people, plants, and all living creatures.
Click on the images below to learn what we are doing to address diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Enabling people to continue their livelihood activities amid disruption due to climate change
Class instructor Stephen Henhawk, Cayuga speaker and historian, discussed his class in this three-minute video.
A campus collaboration with the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga Nation) seeks to conserve biodiversity and simultaneously safeguard human cultural values and traditions.
Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of American history as it relates to green space and race.
Ornithologist J. Drew Lanham will talk about how conservation efforts benefit from racial diversity among those who advocate for conserving the natural world.
Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Fall Lecture Series hosted Sean Sherman, founder/CEO of The Sioux Chef, described the connections between indigenous food systems, food security, and health.
Artist, interior designer and plant stylist Hilton Carter will inspire audiences to transform their living spaces into green landscapes in “Wild at Cornell,” the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ William J. Hamilton Lecture.
Members of Cornell’s Humphrey Fellowship Program shared stories of struggle and hope as their countries grapple with climate change during “Global Climate Stories,” an April 22 webinar marking the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.