Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is one of the largest and oldest organizations for underrepresented minorities in the sciences in the USA. Here on Cornell’s campus we focus on building a community of undergraduate, graduates, faculty, and staff that have the shared goal of bringing more Chicano, Hispanic, and Native American representative excellence in the STEM disciplines and in the higher education system. We strive to build our members professionally and to provide them with the opportunities to pursue or succeed in graduate or professional degree programs. SACNAS Cornell was re-established in 2016 with the intent to bring together undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields in order to build a strong community of underrepresented minority scientists on campus. Our mission is to maintain a supportive community, to provide professional development opportunities, and to reach out to younger students in the finger lakes region to help inspire them to pursue higher education.