Cornell Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan 2020-2024

Download the strategic plan.

Onboarding Resources

  • Are you a current Cornell alumni, parent, or friend volunteer? Are you just starting your volunteer journey? Take a moment to review the following training sessions to keep up to date on volunteer best practices and opportunities.

CUVolunteer Tools

  • A helpful tool for working with your volunteers. It's easy to search through Cornell's many volunteer opportunities, submit a nomination, manage your volunteer nomination process, recommend or refer a volunteer, share documents, create clear expectations with position descriptions, and more!

  • Watch a video to see how to use CUVolunteer.

Volunteer Recruitment

Offboarding and Pipeline Resources

Strategic Planning

  • Strategic planning is an organizational management process. The first step is defining strategy, or direction. Next, decisions are made on allocating resources to pursue that strategy. Those decisions shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful.

  • Templates to help get you started!

Role Specific Toolkits

  • To be most helpful to applicants, CAAAN volunteers should stay current with Cornell, generally, and specifically with admissions and CAAAN processes. The videos and slideshows below will help you learn everything from the mission of CAAAN to what's new on campus.

  • These resources will help you in your class leadership roles. We welcome your feedback as we evolve and improve these tools. Be sure to check back for frequent updates and reach out to your staff liaison with any questions.

  • Cornellians participate in more than 100 clubs and associations around the world, and more than 1,000 Cornellians serve on club and associations boards! The resources in Club leader toolkit include everything you need to know about managing a successful club or associations.

  • Alumni volunteers are present in more than 50 world areas! They work alongside International Alumni Relations to support Cornell and fellow Cornellians. These resources will help you manage a successful club or interest group.

Music, photography and video footage

  • If you manage websites or social media platforms in your volunteer role, you are responsible for ensuring that all content is copyright compliant. This resource includes guidelines for all Cornell volunteer groups.

Brand support

  • Cornell volunteer groups are representing Cornell University and their unique organization. Maintaining the university’s brand and identity is an important role for every Cornell organization and group. University policies and guidelines are available to assist you on brand, logo use and merchandising. Use the consulting services for any questions, concerns and guidance during your planning stages.

  • The Cornell logo and seal should always be reproduced at a size that maintains the integrity of the mark and yields clean, legible lettering and art detail.

  • Merchandise representing Cornell can be found across the globe. In order to maintain the university's identity, it is extremely important to adhere to brand guidelines before you order anything.

  • The following university policies are available for reference on a wide variety of brand governance and management topics..