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Cultural Wellbeing

A culturally well person strives to develop an awareness of their own cultural background and identity; how it has shaped and informed their lives and sense of self, as well as a curiosity and openness to the diversity and richness present in other cultural backgrounds and identities. This may also involve a spiritual connection or a deep commitment to something larger than yourself. Cultural wellbeing also implies an understanding, awareness, and intrinsic respect for diversity and inclusion.

How to enhance Cultural Wellbeing:

  • Explore your sense of purpose and pursue meaning in life. Identify what gives you hope and peace.
  • Develop values and beliefs that sustain and strengthen you during difficult times.
  • Contemplate your cultural past, your present, and your desires for the future. Find what connects you to yourself and to others.
  • Make the world a more inclusive place for those around you and for those who will come after you. 
  • Participate in CVM-sponsored events like the monthly "Many Voices, One College" diversity and inclusion dialogue series.

Click below for Cultural Wellbeing Resources

Students

Faculty

Cornell and CVM Resources

Support for Diverse Communities

  • Colleague Network Groups (CNGs) offer a way for traditionally underrepresented minorities and their allies to find support, both at Cornell and beyond. The CNGs enhance our community culture by providing engaging programs for Cornell faculty and staff. 
    • Men of Color Colleague Network Group
    • Women of Color Colleague Network Group
    • LGBTQ+ Colleague Network Group
    • Veteran Colleague Network Group
    • Disability Colleague Network Group
    • New Hire Colleague Network Group
    • Tompkins Connect: Young Professionals Colleague Network Group

Continuing Education

Participate

External Resources

Staff

Cornell and CVM Resources

Support for Diverse Communities

  • Colleague Network Groups (CNGs) offer a way for traditionally underrepresented minorities and their allies to find support, both at Cornell and beyond. The CNGs enhance our community culture by providing engaging programs for Cornell faculty and staff. 
    • Men of Color Colleague Network Group
    • Women of Color Colleague Network Group
    • LGBTQ+ Colleague Network Group
    • Veteran Colleague Network Group
    • Disability Colleague Network Group
    • New Hire Colleague Network Group
    • Tompkins Connect: Young Professionals Colleague Network Group

Continuing Education

Participate

External Resources

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