Intergroup Dialogue Project
 (IDP) is an academic initiative grounded in theory and practice that creates  community across difference  through dialogue.

Two IDP Facilitators hugging in front of IDP Logo
Two students Talking

Our mission is to facilitate…

dialogue [dahyuh-lawg] n., vb

collaborative communication in which people create shared meaining by being both teachers and learners

across [uh-kros] adv., prep

to cross to the other side of a separating expanse so as to be understood

difference [dif-ruh ns] n.

the parts of ourselves that make us unique (status, power, perspectives, experiences, and beliefs)

Our vision is a campus of…

equity [ek-wi-tee] n.

characteristics of a fair society

dignity [dig-ni-tee] n.

development and appreciation of self and group identities

respect [ri-spektn., vb.

to look at and listen to someone with our full attention and the intent to understand

IDP Facilitators and Coaches
IDP Facilitators sitting in a circle

How do we do it?

IDP works to engage the entire Cornell community. We collaborate with many departments, programs, and student organizations to develop and deliver offerings ranging from three-hour introductory experiences to intensive semester-long courses. These intimate, peer-facilitated sessions address topics of identity and communication while providing particpiants with the skills to engage in productive conflict and create new shared meanings.


EDUC 2610: Intergroup Dialogue

An introductory course to intergroup dialogue for undergraduate students.

Workshop Program

Participate in a three-hour introductory session to learn basic skills for engaging in dialogue

EDUC 4826: Leading Dialogue Across Difference

The training and development course all facilitators take while facilitating EDUC 2610.

Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Course

A 3-week long winter or summer session option for graduate and professional students as well as postdoctoral scholars.