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Undergraduate Student Organizations

ILR students have traditionally created and joined organizations that express and advance their interests. The vitality and programs of the organizations depend to a great extent upon the interests and the energy of a changing student body.

Any registered ILR student organization can find resources on the Campus Activities website, including information on using the CampusGroups platform.

ILR Ambassadors

ILR Ambassadors are student volunteers who host prospective students. Current students who would like to join this group and prospective students who would like to schedule a visit should send an email to

ILR Global Affairs Club (IGAC)

The club's founders have established IGAC as a neutral organization that will serve the interests of both labor activists and business enthusiasts. Since IGAC seeks to foster open discussion and debate around international topics, it will strive to provide outlets for leadership and learning to complement ILR classroom instruction with applied experience.

President (2023-2024): Sri Ravisankar ‘25,
Advisor: Donna Ramil,


ILR Sports Business Society (SBS)

Located in the Cornell University ILR School, the Sports Business Society (ILRSBS) is an independent undergraduate student organization with the goal of educating those interested in opportunities in the sports industry. The club provides a forum for all members to demonstrate their interests through our blog, radio show, and magazine. Our guest speakers and club events allow members to learn about different sports industries and network with people in the sports world. Students from all colleges and majors are welcome to our weekly meetings.

The club is a registered student organization and a founding member of the Ivy League Sports Business Network.

Co-Presidents (2023-2024): Jordan Monaco ‘24, and Emily Segal ‘24,
Advisor: Emily Zitek,

ILR Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) annually elects officers who are representative of each of the classes, including Transfer students. These individuals are joined by officers of other ILR student groups to constitute a general governing body for student issues in the School. A Freshman and Transfer class representative is elected early in the fall semester. Email us at for more information!

President (2023-2024): Jose Perez-Marino '24,
Advisor: Dominic Tribelli,
Phone: (607) 255-2223

ILR Women's Caucus

The ILR Women's Caucus is an independent undergraduate student organization that strives to empower women and educate students on current events related to gender equality by hosting bi-weekly meetings focused on impactful dialogue. Engaging in advocacy, fostering mentorships (both professional and personal), and providing development opportunities for skills vital to success, the Women's Caucus aims to inspire women. Through impactful conversations, our membership convenes to expand the discussion on gender issues with a focus on, but not limited to, the workplace. With an emphasis on inclusivity, diversity, intersectional feminism, and psychological safety, we happily welcome people of all majors, genders, and identities to attend our meetings.

President (2023-2024): Daniella Portnoy ‘24,
Advisor: Devon Proudfoot,


ILR Women's Leadership Initiative

The Cornell Women’s Leadership Initiative is an independent undergraduate student organization that aims to empower future women leaders across Cornell’s campus. Together, we strive to establish a culture uplifting and inspiring all women in leadership efforts throughout Cornell and beyond. WLI was founded in 2020 by six undergraduate students who felt compelled to create an empowering space where women across all interests and studies could come together by sharing their experiences. As an organization, we strive to celebrate one another and redefine a culture that is helping to uplift women within the Cornell community and beyond. Through WLI, we offer opportunities ranging from professional and leadership development to fun, social networking.

Advisor: Emily Zitek,


Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO)

The Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO) provides social, academic, and pre-professional support to its members. Open to all students, MILRSO facilitates a cross-cultural dialogue that addresses the experiences of underrepresented identities in the workplace. MILRSO maintains corporate and alumni contacts to aid members' professional development. MILRSO exists as a place for these communities to feel welcome and to feel supported.

Co-Presidents (2023-2024): Arlene Rodriguez ‘25, and Jeremy Gouraige ‘24,
Instagram: @ Cornellmilrso
Advisor: Debbie Beausejour,
Phone: (607) 255-2223

ILR Black Student Union (BSU)

The ILR Black Student Union (ILR BSU) is an independent student organization that strives to foster solidarity between Black ILRies by providing a sense of community, academic resources, and a lifelong support network for all things work. The founding members have set a vision to enrich Black ILRies and the wider community through Black intellect and perspectives. We collectively stand against the injustices that Black workers face and are equally committed to advancing the initiatives and philosophy of all Black students in ILR.

Co-Presidents (2023-2024): Cameron Smith ’26, and Andreina Taylor ’26,
Advisors: Debbie Beausejour,, Liz Davis-Frost,
Instagram: @ilrbsu

People's Organizing Collective (POC)

Do you want to help make Cornell, Tompkins County, and the world more equitable? The People's Organizing Collective (POC) is Local #3 of the national organization United Students Against Sweatshops. POC encourages and organizes domestic and international labor solidarity and economic justice campaigns. POC's space is open to all and welcomes all voices and commitment-levels.

President (2023-2024): Danielle Donovan ’24,
Advisor: Professor Risa Lieberwitz,

Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club (SCRC)

The Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club at Cornell is the independent student-led initiative of the Scheinman Institute, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, interested in advancing their dispute resolution skills and connecting with students, professionals, and agencies in this field. Both undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to attend our weekly meetings, Thursdays at 4:30 in the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. The SCRC is also committed to providing events and opportunities to engage with professionals in the field of conflict resolution; a list of our upcoming events can be found on our Facebook page, linked below.

President (2023-2024): Naveen Sharma ’24,
Advisor: Professor Ariel Avgar,

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management is an independent student organization composed of graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the professional field of HR management and the issues with which managers deal. The group hosts speakers from organizations that recruit interns and employees from the ILR student body.

President (2023-2024): Andres Castellanos ’25,
Advisor: Professor John Haggerty,

Undergraduate Labor Institute (ULI)

The Undergraduate Labor Institute is an independent student-run labor relations think tank. We aim to give undergraduate students a platform to research, critique, and advise various issues and themes pertaining to labor relations through publication. Every semester, we create a large, collaborative policy document based on a specific predetermined theme associated with changes and problems in the world of work. We also engage our members through various club events and opportunities. We recruit new members at the beginning of each semester. If you're interested in joining, please send us an email!


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Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The aim of GSA is to provide opportunities for all participants to develop professionally, academically, and socially. The GSA Executive Board works closely with the ILR School faculty and staff to create opportunities to enhance the MILR student experience. GSA focuses on building community among MILR students through professional and social activities. The GSA Executive Board engages new MILR students through outreach to welcome and support them in their transition to the ILR School and Cornell University.

President (2023-2024): Peyton Smith, MILR ‘25,
Advisor: Marissa Porter,

International Graduate Student Association (IGSA)

IGSA ‘s mission is to support international graduate students socially and professionally, and to function as an integrated group with the domestic students in the ILR School. IGSA aims to create a platform for international and domestic graduate students to engage in conversations about global and cultural issues and enhance the understanding of the diverse cultures that are represented in the MILR cohort.

President (2023-2024): Michael Chai, MILR ’25,
Advisor: Marissa Porter,


Human Capital Association (HCA)

HCA is an independent student-led organization across the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. HCA believes people are the most critical component to any organization and is dedicated to connecting our members with leaders who share this belief. Through educational and professional engagements, we empower our members to view the world of work through a human capital lens.

President (2023-2024): Jill Lurie, MILR ‘25,
Advisors: Professor Brad Bell, and Professor Risa Mish,


Graduate Labor Organization (GLO)

GLO serves to educate peers about the labor movement, to build camaraderie within the ILR community, to foster connections for labor-focused undergraduate, professional, and graduate students, and to promote workers’ rights in the ILR, Cornell, Ithaca, and surrounding communities.

Co-Presidents (2023-2024): Jaquelin Tafolla, MILR ‘26, and Meagan Lord, MILR ’26,
Advisors: Lee Adler,

Advisors: Lee Adler,