Alumni Affairs and Development Events (On Campus)

  • Updated 3/31/22

    Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development takes several factors into account when determining whether to host in-person events, including university guidelines and local, state and federal public health guidance. Public health expectations for attending an event will be shared in advance, and are subject to change.

  • On-campus event guidelines for alumni

    • If you are experiencing symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, please stay at home and seek testing or consult your primary care physician.
    • If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19 through close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please self-monitor, wear a mask when in public and consider getting tested.
    Face masks are not required at events at this time. Individuals who are concerned about the risk of infection are encouraged to continue to wear a mask, and we ask that all members of our community support and respect one another’s masking choices.
    • As a precautionary measure to help curb the spread of the virus, all members of our campus community and visitors are encouraged to voluntarily wear masks in all social settings when the university is in COVID-19 Alert Level Yellow.
    • Hand sanitizer and high quality masks (KN95) will be available at all events.
    • Individuals attending events after April 11, 2022 will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.

    Alumni and other guests must follow all public health guidance. As noted above, Cornell’s public health guidance may change quickly based on on-campus or local prevalence of the virus, or updated guidance from local, state or federal health officials. Be sure to check on any relevant requirements before arriving on campus. Additional information can be found on the university’s COVID-19 Response website.

    Thank you in advance for following all public health guidelines when visiting campus. We can’t wait to see you on the Hill!

Cornell Code of Conduct for On-campus Alumni Events

  • The expectations expressed below apply to attendees of all Cornell University events.

  • Purpose

    Cornell University believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, ethnicity, race, or religion.

    This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior while on campus.

    We invite all volunteers, attendees, local community members, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive experience for everyone.

  • Expected behavior

    Be considerate and respectful of all people and property while on Cornell’s campus.

    Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert Cornell staff or event organizers if you notice a concerning situation. In the event of an emergency, contact CU Police at 607-255-1111.

  • Unacceptable behavior

    Unacceptable behaviors include intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct by any attendees at Cornell related events.

    Harassment may include: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, age, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides), inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

    Other unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to deliberate intimidation, stalking, photographing or recording an individual against their wishes, and disruption of talks or other events.

  • Consequences of unacceptable behavior

    All attendees must refrain from engaging in unacceptable behavior. Anyone asked to stop engaging in unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

    Cornell reserves the right to take any action it deems appropriate, up to and including expelling attendees from the event without warning or refund.

  • What to do if you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior

    If you are witness to or are subjected to unacceptable behavior, please contact a Cornell staff member for assistance. In the event of an emergency, please contact 911 or campus police at 607-255-1111.

  • Scope

    We expect all attendees to abide by this code of conduct at all campus venues and Cornell-related events.

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