Want to be recognised as a WICC Active Member? And be a
closer part of the WICC Network?
Last semester, we introduced a membership
structure to solidify what it means to be an active WICC member and how
you can get involved. WICC Active Membership aims to provide anyone in our
community with a more personalised WICC experience. The guidelines and
requirements for becoming a WICC Active Member are created to help
dedicated members get the most out of the available opportunities. We will
keep you updated with your progress through the semester.
We’d like to note that the WICC community is open to
everyone regardless of their major or gender or membership status. We
still welcome you to join us as a general body member at WICC events
even if you can’t commit to being an active member.
Active Members of Women in Computing at Cornell
Have a positive and supportive outlook on all forms of diversity
Develop a growth mindset in being an open, aware and helpful individual
Represent WICC values in-person and online, knowing that what you say/post reflects both yourself and the organization
Uphold the WICC mission statement:
“Women in Computing at
Cornell strives to make computing inclusive for all. We aim to
foster a supportive community of women* and allies equipped with
the resources needed to recognize and overcome challenges. By
creating opportunities for technical and leadership growth,
we work to ensure that people of all identities are able to
discover and pursue their interests and talents in order to
positively impact the future of tech. *All gender identities
are welcome and supported!”
Actively attend and engage at WICC events/programs
throughout the semester. You must fulfill any one of the
following to be considered an Active Member:
Be part of the Lunch Bunch, Mentorship Circles,
Cornell Girls Who Code or Photography Committee
You must attend 4 Events of any type during the
semester. (Note: Maximum 2 Corporate Events would be
counted towards this total)
Active Member Perks
Active Members who have completed the above requirements would
be rewarded for their dedication. You will:
Get access to the Alumni directory
Attend invite-only corporate events at the company’s request
Participate in member spotlights and share your experience with others
Be invited to a member-only social event at the end of the semester
Be rewarded with a Certificate of Active Membership
With the Active Membership program new, all members who register
this semester (Spring 2019) would receive the above perks as part
of the ‘pilot program’ this semester. The duration of perks after
Spring 2019 is explained in the “Validity of Active Membership” section.
Tracking and Progress
Once you have filled the form and registered for the Active Membership,
we will track your attendance at events and see if the above
requirements are fulfilled. Be sure to sign-in when you attend an event!
We will inform you of the type of event you are attending (Corporate
Event or Non-Corporate Event). We will also keep you updated with your
progress monthly and give you an opportunity to fill out a feedback form.
Do let us know about your experience!
Validity of Active Membership
As soon as you complete the above guidelines and requirements within the
semester you sign up for active membership, you will be considered an
active member. The perks and rewards carry over to the end of the
following semester. If you would like to receive perks and rewards the
Nth semester, you must sign up for active membership again during the
N-1st semester and complete requirements during the N-1st semester.
What if you signed-up in Fall 2018?
You would have to sign-up again for this semester's membership. There
have been some changes in the requirements so be sure to check them!
What to expect if you sign-up in Spring 2019?
The only exception is Spring 2019, our piloting semester: If you sign up
for active membership in Spring 2019, you will be considered an Active
Member and receive perks and rewards immediately. But you must still
complete the requirements in Spring 2019 in order to receive perks for
We will keep you updated with all the required information and progress!
Meanwhile, enjoy your experience with WICC and we look forward to
interacting with you!