Statement on disruption in Duffield Hall

Earlier today, a group of students held a demonstration in academic spaces including Duffield Hall, where amplified sound was used and university business was disrupted. Individuals were referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards for conduct action. Sanctions will be imposed where there are violations of policy; repeat violations will result in more significant sanctions. Cornell values and protects students’ right to protest, however, all protests must comply with Cornell’s time, place, and manner guidelines to ensure the ability of our faculty and students to teach and learn without disruption. As previously stated, these types of disruptions are not permissible, and the university will continue to take action when our policies are violated.

Rebecca Valli
Senior Director of Media Relations