ILRies Change
the Future of Work.


Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Through employment law, alumna plans to address discrimination issues to help create more inclusive workplaces.


Niyyah Barber

ILR by the Numbers

  • 1945Established
  • 93%Employed or in graduate school upon graduation
  • 140+Professional programs offered each year
  • 1 in 2Fortune 500 senior HR leadership teams have ILR alumni
  • 13000+Alumni
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“My time at the ILR School helped me understand both labor and management perspectives, which has proven to be a solid foundation for my career.”

– Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball

Faculty Spotlight

Alice Lee

New Faculty Member

Professor Lee, new to ILR's faculty in Organizational Behavior, studies the dynamics of social influence.

ILR aculty member, Alice Lee

Catherwood Library

The Martin P. Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America, offering expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides and access to premier collections.

Student sits reading in a window of Catherwood's main reading room with a globe and a shelf of books to her right

Undergraduate Research

ILR undergraduates can choose to work with faculty on original research, either on their own or as part of a group project.

Campus Life

A view of student life at Cornell University's ILR School in Ithaca, NY.

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The clock tower and the sunset seem to be the perfect combination! #sunset #cornelluniversity #cornellilr

Soaking up the last few days of summer! #cornellilr : @biedermanphotography

Interested in labor policy? Research? Apply to be an analyst at the Undergraduate Labor Institute @cornelluli! We are looking for driven and curious policy analysts who are interested in researching, critiquing, and analyzing the ever-changing world of work.

Ives Hall catching some end of the summer rays! Cant wait for our new and returning students to come back for the new year #CornellILR #Cornell2023 #ILR #Labor #LoveReading

Mike Seitz is a rising sophomore from Long Island, New York. He is involved in ILR Sports Business Society (SBS) and the Meinig Scholars. He is currently studying in London through the ILR - University of Warwick Exchange Program and will be taking over the ILR instagram on Monday!

India GSL students touring the Taj Mahal during the cultural tour as part of the Global Serving Learning (GSL) program at the NGO Swami Vivekananda Movement in Mysore, India. The students take courses in culture, labor, gender and public health and also engage in service projects related to their studies. #cornellilr #studyabroad #cornellabroad #ilrschool