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Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion News, October 2016

Cornell Information Technologies is part of the the Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI), which represents the diversity planning efforts of multiple university divisions and units. The website linked below serves as a resource for the Cornell community to stay abreast of the diversity and inclusion efforts across these areas. ADI and its programs support the university’s “Toward New Destinations” institutional diversity planning initiative.

Welcome, Budget and Planning, Environmental Health and Safety, and Cornell Police! 
This installment of the Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) Newsletter sees the addition of several groups to ADI: Budget and Planning, Environmental Health and Safety, and Cornell Police. As the initiative continues to grow, we are thrilled to welcome the 158 staff members who make up these groups. ADI is committed to building on our great experience so far, and continuing to bring new insights and provide new approaches to us all.

More training options for Fiscal Year 2017 
The ADI committee recently announced open registration for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) annual diversity training, which this year includes more opportunities to join facilitated sessions and more self-paced learning options. 

ADI year in review, and looking ahead! 
FY16, which concluded in June, was an exciting one for ADI initiatives, and the current year is already shaping up to go to a higher level. To learn more about the 2016 Summer Intern Program, Supplier Diversity Initiative, diversity training, communications, and future plans for all of these, see: 

ADI FY16 Summer Intern Program sets diverse participation record
The Summer Student Intern Program led by ADI for FY16 had the highest diverse participation since the program’s inception in 2008. Of the 19 interns hired, the participants were 47 percent female and 63 percent diverse. Also, 10 percent of the interns returned to their positions during the academic year. Part of the success of the year’s hiring process was an early start; recruiting began in December 2015 with an application deadline of mid-February. The program started up on June 2, 2016. 

BRC Presents Findings from Diverse Supplier Projects
In the fall of 2015, Big Red Consulting (BRC) teams worked with selected diverse suppliers on projects to help them grow their businesses. In May, the BRC graduate student team members presented their findings and conclusions for each of the five projects to an audience of senior staff leadership, Johnson Graduate School of Management faculty and staff members, and some of the participating suppliers. At the meeting, suppliers remarked about how well the projects were done, how much they appreciated BRC’s efforts, and how they believed the projects will help their businesses grow. 

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