New member Onboarding

As a new member, we want to help you get accustomed to your new role in the President’s Council of Cornell Women.

Please take a look at our 2018 orientation webinar. 

Terms and expectations for members


A member-at-large term is six years and is non-renewable. You may extend your term if you are serving in a leadership role.

Members-at-large are expected to participate and contribute:

  • Attend the annual PCCW Symposium.
  • Nominate at least one woman for PCCW membership.
  • Attend PCCW events in addition to the symposium, such as regional gatherings.
  • Make a yearly gift to PCCW and/or Cornell at a level of individual comfort.
  • Vote in the annual alumni trustee election (under discussion).

Members-at-large are encouraged to:

Be a PCCW mentor

Since 1990, PCCW members have mentored thousands of Cornell women students during its annual Symposium and through university-sponsored mentoring programs.

  • Participate in PCCW committees and projects.
  • Serve as a role model for women students as a mentor, speaker, or panelist.
  • Attend and support Cornell activities.
  • Assist fundraising or building consensus for both Cornell and PCCW initiatives.

Sustaining member

When your member-at-large term ends, you have the option to stay connected to PCCW by becoming a sustaining member, which includes full membership benefits except the right to vote or hold PCCW office. Instructions on how to accept or decline the invitation to become a sustaining member will be provided in an email from the PCCW chair near the end of your term.

Sustaining members are expected to:

  • Attend one or more of the following: PCCW Symposium, Homecoming, Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), Reunion, or any sponsored regional event (i.e., Cornell Club of Colorado – End of Summer Party, Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo – September Book Club, Asian Leadership Conference, Cornell Silicon Valley, etc.)
  • Nominate one or more women for PCCW membership
  • Give to PCCW and/or Cornell at a level of individual comfort

PCCW members in the news

Division of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400 Ithaca, NY 14850