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Intergroup Dialogue Project

The Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) seeks to transform the campus climate at Cornell through courses for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The peer-led courses IDP offers blend theory with experiential learning, and they are designed to facilitate communication across social, cultural, and power differences, in a critical and meaningful way.

Focusing on social identities such as race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and gender, the main objectives of IDP are as follows: 

  • to promote the development of consciousness about social identity, oppression, and privilege; 
  • to explore the effects of social inequality at personal, interpersonal, and structural levels; and
  • to build relationships across differences and conflicts; and to strengthen individual and collective capacities to promote social justice and equity.

To learn more about IDP, visit their website.