The Wardrobe's mission is "helping any student pursue any opportunity." We believe that students who come from all economic backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to pursue their professional or personal interests. The Wardrobe's three pillars are confidence, equality, and accessibility. By contributing to our campaign, you will help us continue to fulfill our mission and ensure that we continue to help students across Cornell's campus for years to come. </

The Wardrobe

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
66 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 01, at 12:00 AM EDT
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The Wardrobe

Our Mission

Free Professional Attire, For All Cornellians. The Wardrobe aims to provide free professional attire to Cornell students so they can be confident in professional settings.  Our three pillars have been confidence, equality, and accessibility.


How We Started

In 2017, we surveyed 96 students.  

The results were astounding:

  • 64% have felt underdressed at an interview or information session

  • 34% did not attend an interview or information session because of a lack of professional clothing

  • Of those without proper attire, 50% were limited by cost constraints and 50% by time and place.

  • The lack of professional clothing does not discriminate across gender and graduation year.

  • These results have been verified to be statistically significant by Cornell University Statistician and Professor Cindy Van Es.

Customer Value Proposition

The Wardrobe aims to address the lack of professional clothing for Cornell students by providing attire available to rent at no cost.

Our Business Model

Our solution combines two different models to meet the needs of a diverse population -- a pop-up shop and rental system. 

The Next Steps

We are hoping to further build our inventory to address the professional clothing needs of all students on Cornell's campus, so any student can pursue any opportunity. Your gift will allow us to continue to create a foundation for students to have equal opportunities to benefit from Cornell's extraordinary education. 

Choose a giving level


Remember to Accessorize!

Help a student accessorize their suit with a statement tie or cufflinks.


Aspirational Shirts

Help a student get access to a formal shirt and the confidence to go to the next networking sessio


Suit Up!

Let’s level the playing field! Help a student get a suit for the upcoming career fair!


Ace The Interview

Support two students to feel confident in their job interview and get that dream offer.


My Strongest Suit

Get four students a suit to pursue their professional goals.


Suits That Get You…

Help ten students walk away with job offers because they had access to professional attire.


Access Granted

Support 40 students get formal shirts or 20 suits through our next pop-up shop event.


We’re All in this Together

Make Cornell an inclusive environment by providing 80 students access to professional clothing.