Two of the things that distinguish Johnson from our peer schools are the very genuine sense of community and the quality of life that our students experience. We see spouses and partners as important members of our community, and they are warmly welcomed. In addition to providing information resources to help spouses, partners and families find housing, schools, jobs, and other “musts,” we reach out to engage our students and the people important to them in activities that bring them together and make them feel right at home at Johnson, Cornell University, and Ithaca – a vibrant, small city with sophisticated amenities set in beautiful agricultural surroundings.
This very active organization brings together Johnson students, families and partners. While forging friendships, members share information on jobs, health care, day care, entertainment, student schedules, and many other aspects of life in the greater Cornell and Ithaca communities. They also organize a number of great social events. You’ll find abundant information at the Joint Ventures website.
Cornell recognizes the importance of partners and families in the lives of graduate students, and provides various services and networking opportunities. For more information on listservs, partner ID cards, and much more, visit the Cornell Students with Families website.
Diversity and Inclusion
Cornell University’s commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment originated with our founder, Ezra Cornell. With a visible and growing multinational population, the Ithaca community and Cornell campus offer events and organizations that celebrate diverse cultures and minority groups. At Johnson, minority student resources include the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a network of student clubs that represent varied affiliations.
Ithaca has a surprisingly large and visible gay community. Johnson’s active LGBT group, Out for Business, maintains relationships with recruiters from LGBT corporate affinity groups and is part of the greater Cornell LGBT community, which includes the Cornell LGBT Resource Center and the Law School’s LAMBDA group. Both Cornell and Johnson provide benefits to domestic partners of gay students.
A relatively small city in the heart of New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region, Ithaca is a great place for families as well as singles. Various authors searching out the “best” of various aspects of life have bestowed many titles on our hometown. Here’s a brief sampling:
Joint Ventures is a club for Johnson students and their significant others. Our mission is to foster ties of friendship and personal growth among Johnson students, their significant others, and their families.