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 as "wadi"
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.

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Click on one of the categories to learn more about the programs and opportunities available at the OADI office.


OADI Funding
OADI funding is available for scholars who participate in OADI programming

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Mariela Garcia Arredondo '16