With the motto "Yesterday’s vision, today’s reality, and tomorrow’s hope", the Association for Students of Color (ASC) was created to bring together Human Ecology students to provide a supportive foundation for enrollment, retention, graduation, and career placement for students of color by:
- Participating in admissions hosting programs and conducting high school visitations;
- Sponsoring presentations on career and graduate school outcomes of a human ecology education;
- Providing volunteer services to the Cornell and Ithaca communities; and
- Attending regular meetings and hosting annual fall and spring alumni-student forums.
The ASC's student committees are
- recruitment and retention,
- student relations, and
- career development.