Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives

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A fundraising campaign for Diversity Alumni Programs

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The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives- OADI- is focused on inclusion and achievement across the Cornell campus so students of all backgrounds excel at their academic goals. OADI programs especially support low-income students, those who are the first in their families to achieve a college degree, and under-represented students of color.

OADI provides individual and group support for academic pursuits and organizations, a place of lively discussion and interchange, a family environment in which to feel at home and speak openly, and a strong voice of advocacy across the institution.  We work to assist our students to get the most out of Cornell, and we work to assist Cornell to benefit more fully from inclusive excellence.

We pronounce OADI as "wadi," which is an Arabic/Swahili word that refers to a cool protected passage route/valley through a desert, often formed by a seasonal river.


About the Organization

Diversity Alumni Programs

Diversity Alumni Programs (DAP) supports diverse alumni initiatives and the following diverse alumni associations: Cornell Mosaic, Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA), Cornell Latino Alumni Association (CLAA), Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA), Cornell Native American Alumni Association (CNAAA), CUGALA: Cornell's LGBTQ Alumni Association among other diversity and inclusion initiatives.