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Centers & Institutes

Our Centers and Institutes work toward full inclusion for all students with disability in higher education, community, and communication. The Center for Academic Achievement and Student Development boasts seven opportunity programs that provide local K-12 and Syracuse University students access to academic support and resources to achieve their goals.

Center for Academic Achievement and Student Development (CAASD)

McNair scholars at a university receptionThe Center for Academic Achievement and Student Development houses seven Academic Opportunity programs that serve all Syracuse University students, as well as students in local K-12 public schools.

Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI)

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The Center on Disability and Inclusion (CDI) at Syracuse University is a disability-related research center that works to develop and implement initiatives promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of school and society—both locally and globally.

CDI units include:

The Lender Center for Social Justice

The Lender Center for Social Justice is a University center promoting multi-disciplinary and dynamic collaborations that support the development of courageous and ethical scholars and citizens at Syracuse University who are committed to practices of social justice. The Lender Center for Social Justice aspires to foster proactive, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to issues related to social justice, equity, and inclusion.

Intergroup Dialogue Program

The Intergroup Dialogue Program at Syracuse University is deeply involved in the nexus of theory, research, and practice important for intergroup dialogue. Faculty, teaching, and research staff are familiar with and active in various expressions of social justice education. Collectively and individually, we are committed to research that develops an understanding of critical learning processes and change through education.

Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute

The Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute focuses on bringing together public and private sector groups and companies to plan, design and suggest ways to implement new infrastructures. Syracuse University is uniquely positioned to focus on this goal in an academic setting, since its array of colleges and schools replicates the distinct disciplines responding to infrastructure demand in the public and private sectors.