Office of Diversity + Inclusion

The Office of Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) contributes to AAP's mission to build a more equitable world and lead college efforts to create, sustain, and continue expanding our diverse and inclusive community.

We believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every person and offer a range of resources, including training for students and staff, academic support, mentorship opportunities, cultural celebrations, and educational reflections on a range of social justice issues. The office works closely across all areas of the university to educate, empower, and advocate for all members of the AAP community to raise critical consciousness around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.


AAP Services

Find out about opportunities for learning and meaningful engagement with other members of the college community around D+I at AAP.

University Resources

Cornell offers an array of options for students who need support, want to get involved, or are looking to lead new initiatives.


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Jen de los Reyes

Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity


Jen de los Reyes, Associate Professor of Art and the first Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), is an artist, educator, writer, and radical community arts organizer. She comes to Cornell by way of the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she was Associate Director of the School of Art & Art History for seven years, and prior, Portland, Oregon, where she directed Portland State University's flexible residency Art and Social Practice M.F.A. program, the first of its kind in the U.S.

Delos Reyes is based in Ithaca, New York, and Chicago, where she is a founder/resident at SIDE by SIDE artist's residency and Garbage Hill Farm, a small-scale, artist-run urban farm, two parallel projects that model personal and social sustainability, daily life, and arts and culture that can and should exist side by side.

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