The Dean's Letter

September 15, 2022

Core Values — Words and Actions

Dear AAP Community —

This morning, President Pollack sent the university community a message underscoring our core values at Cornell in light of recent incidents that have involved racial and anti-Semitic targeting on campus.

Cornell AAP joins the university in "renouncing hateful words and hateful actions, in supporting those who are impacted by those words and actions, and in endeavoring always to treat one another with respect." There is no room for these hateful acts in our community, as they threaten our collective values at the college and university.

If you need support, please reach out to Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity Jen Delos Reyes at or Director of Diversity and Inclusion Latesha Fussell at with any questions or concerns.


J. Meejin Yoon

J. Meejin Yoon
Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art, and Planning


Contact Office of the Dean

129 Sibley Dome
Phone: (607) 255-9110
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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