Programs for Students

There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to community engagement at Cornell. Explore the four program areas to see what interests you most.

  1. Events and workshops: Dive deeper into issues you’re passionate about
  2. Engaged Leadership: Develop skills and discover how to lead with a public purpose
  3. Service: Engage with the community through one-time or ongoing opportunities
  4. For credit: Earn credit and meet degree requirements through community-engaged courses or research


Events and Workshops

  • Be the Change Workshops

    Workshops designed to build technical engaged leadership skills to be more effective in your community engagement.

  • Community Engagement Showcase

    An annual celebration of community engagement at Cornell through poster presentations, guest speakers, networking and awards

    • April 16, 2018
  • Social Justice Roundtable

    Monthly dialogues, developed and facilitated by students, on topics related to social justice, diversity and community engagement

Engaged Leadership

  • Certificate in Engaged Leadership

    A three-stage, multi-year program that challenges students to bring about the world they wish to see — now and throughout their lives

    • $2,050 maximum across 3 stages
  • Community Engagement Showcase

    An annual celebration of community engagement at Cornell through poster presentations, guest speakers, networking and awards

    • April 16, 2018
  • Engaged Ambassadors

    A cohort of students who have completed the Certificate in Engaged Leadership and lead a variety of special projects for the Office of Engagement Initiatives

    • $1,000
    • August 22, 2017

For credit

  • Community-Engaged Learning Courses

    Taking students beyond the classroom to collaborate with communities — in Ithaca and around the globe — to design, implement and evaluate real solutions to real problems

  • Community Learning and Service Partnership

    Partnering student tutors with Cornell employees working toward set learning goals, such as practicing basic computer skills or learning English as a second language

  • Cornell in Washington

    Offering semester and summer programs that give students a greater understanding of the workings of government and the processes by which public policy is developed

  • The Cornell Commitment

    Recognizing, rewarding and encouraging further development of students who exemplify Cornell's commitment to academic excellence, work and service, research and discovery, and leadership and learning

  • Cornell Prison Education Program

    Offering the opportunity for graduate students, sophomores, juniors and seniors to serve as teaching assistants in prison classrooms

  • Education Minor

    Providing undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to teach, tutor, develop curriculum and engage in other education activity

  • Office of Undergraduate Research

    Enriching the undergraduate experience through the research process, by which students meet people, gain skills and become active members of the university community

Service


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Questions?

Please contact the Office of Engagement Initiatives to talk about your project, and we’ll do our best to help.

Email

engagedcornell@cornell.edu

Phone

(607) 254-4240