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The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives’ Logo is a red circle, and within, displays a river flowing in between two mountains

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.

As part of our work to ensure all students have equal and equitable access to the full educational experience available at Cornell, the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) houses programs, services and resources designed to support and empower students as they leverage their academic agency to achieve their goals. Learn more about the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives below:

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