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 officially registered ILR student organization interested in space for a Web site should go to the Cornell Student Activity Organization website:

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The GSA site also includes a listing of all graduate student organizations. Club website:

Cornell Organization for Labor Action (COLA)

The Cornell Organization for Labor Action (COLA) includes members from ILR and from other colleges. COLA has been active in bringing the concerns of organized labor and the unorganized oppressed to the attention of the school and the university, with speakers, a Social Justice Fair, and Union Days events and activities.

COLA President (2018-2019): TBD
Advisor: Professor Kate Bronfenbrenner,

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

Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO)

The Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO) provides social, academic, and pre-professional support to its members. Open to all ILR students, MILRSO fosters cross-cultural friendships and dialogue. MILRSO also coordinates an annual symposium and workshops that address the experiences of people of color in the workplace, They maintain corporate and alumni contacts to aid in members' professional development.

MILRSO President (2018-2019): Jaylexia Clark '19,
Advisor: Jessie Mancilla,
Phone: (607) 255-1515

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management is 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.

SHRM Co-Presidents (2018-2019): Meaghan Gee '19, & Dillon Jones '19,
Advisor: Professor John Haggerty,
SHRM E-mail:

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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.

IGAC President (2018-2019): Jaelle Sanon '19,
ILR International Programs, Advisor: Donna Ramil,

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 Term.

SGA Co-Presidents (2018-2019): Michael Hill '19, & Joe Davolio, '20,
Advisor: Rebecca Schimenti,
Phone: (607) 255-2223

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ILR Sports Business Society

Located in the Cornell University ILR School, the Sports Business Society (ILRSBS) is an 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 Tuesdays at 4:30 in Ives Hall. If you would like to be added to our listserv, please contact our Vice President of Operations, Matthew Vani,

The club is a registered student organization and a founding member of the Ivy League Sports Business Network. Visit their Facebook page at:

Sports Business Society President Co-Presidents (2018-2019): Matt Vani '19, & Margot Werner '19,
Advisor: Kevin Harris,
Phone: (607) 255-2223

Women's Caucus

The purpose of ILR Women’s Caucus is to work towards gender equality. Our goal is to expand the conversation about gender issues not only within the workplace, but to push overall for the progress towards a gender inclusive and equal society. The Caucus aims to empower women—both in and outside the membership—largely through professional development opportunities, community outreach, and awareness campaigns. We welcome all Cornell students, regardless of gender and/or major, to participate in our organization.

Women's Caucus President (2018-2019): TBD
Advisor: Professor Rosemary Batt,

Amnesty International

Amnesty International at Cornell University includes members from ILR and other colleges. It belongs to a global network of activists who seek to eliminate torture, abolish the death penalty, and advance the rights of prisoners, refugees, women, children, minorities and indigenous persons. Amnesty's activism takes the form of petition-signing, letter-writing, public education and lobbying.

Amnesty International Co-Presidents (2015-2016): Grace Bogdanove '18, & Christopher Hanna CALS '18,
Advisors: Jennifer Weidner, & E. Wayles Browne,

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