Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) is an academic initiative grounded in theory and practice that creates community across difference through dialogue.
Our mission is to facilitate…
dialogue [dahy–uh-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-spekt] n., vb.
to look at and listen to someone with our full attention and the intent to understand
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.