ABOUT IDP

2018

ORIENTATION AND DIALOGUE

August 18

IDP offers introductory dialogue sessions to the entire incoming first-year class. In five days, we facilitate 169 three-hour sessions for over 3,000 students. We are developing follow-up programs for first-years to continue honing intergroup dialogue skills, as well as opportunities for staff and faculty to reinforce Cornell’s diversity and inclusion vision and values.
Relevant Articles: Intergroup Dialogue Project broadens students’ worlds, Orientation offers peer-led guidance, welcomes families

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

March 19

IDP developed and offered a 1 credit course to students in the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management.

2017

WORKSHOP WONDERS

September 1

Offerings expand to include both one-time workshops and sustained recurring workshop series ranging from three-hours to multiple days. Participation in offerings also extends to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, as well as staff and faculty.

SUMMER CONFERENCE HOSTING

June 1

IDP hosts the second biennial conference on intergroup dialogue with various higher education programs around the country.  Relevant News Articles: Conference explores best practices in intergroup dialogue

INCLUSION INCREASES

March 20

The Intergroup Dialogue Project was awarded the 2017 grant to develop and add a new “Nationality” section to their EDUC 2610 undergraduate class, incorporating global experiences and perspective, all while providing students with content beyond a U.S.- centric framework. Subsequently, in the Fall of 2017, IDP held it’s first EDUC 2610 course focusing on Nationality. Relevant News Articles: 2017 Grants: Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum

2016

GRADUATES AND BEYOND!

July 1

IDP extends its offerings beyond Cornell University’s undergraduate student body and develops the first and only graduate and postdoc dialogue program in the country.
Relevant News Articles: Program enhances grad student, postdoc dialogue skills

GROWTH IN CAMPUS OUTREACH

February 1

IDP grows to accommodate 13 sections and approximately 200 students per semester for the first time. Moreover, the program incorporates the topics: socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, disability into EDUC 2610 topics.

2015

CORNELL CONFESSIONS

May 1

Participants in the Intergroup Dialogue Project create a Facebook platform where low socioeconomic status students could anonymously share their experiences at Cornell.
Relevant News Articles: Facebook Page Platform for Discussions on Economic Class,  Cornell Class Confessions,   “Class Confessions” Movement Growing

2014

AWARDS AND REWARDS

March 1

Cornell University’s Intergroup Dialogue Project wins the Perkins Prize and Diversity Award.
News Article: Cornell Wins Diversity Award

2012

CREATION OF THE INTERGROUP DIALOGUE PROJECT

August 20

The Intergroup Dialogue Project was brought to Cornell University in the fall semester of 2012 in the form of EDUC 2610: Intergroup Dialogue, a 3-credit course for undergraduates. The course had 2 sections (one race section and one gender section) comprised of 15 students and 2 facilitators each.