Student Development Diversity Initiatives (SDDI)


The mission of Student Development Diversity Initiatives (SDDI) is to support students in the development of their social and cultural identities and to bring together the rich diversity of student experiences to support a strong and inclusive campus community.

We are proud to carry out identity work with a focus on race and ethnicity, and we strategically work with campus partners to consciously embrace intersectional identities, including gender, sexuality, ability, class, and first generation status.

Through our program, initiatives, resources, and support of member student organizations, we strive toward social, cultural, and educational equity for all students on campus.


Our goals include –

  • supporting the growth, social and cultural identity development, and empowerment of students
  • preparing leaders to be agents of social justice at Cornell University and in their global communities
  • fostering an inclusive campus climate of respect and accountability
  • providing spaces of equity and change
  • and facilitating and taking part in the intersectional identity development of our students.


Cornell alumni are a vital component of our community and we appreciate your support. For more information on how to connect with SDDI and supporting our programming initiatives, please contact Evelyn Ambriz '11, MPA, '15.

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