Intergroup Relations

Virtual Operations

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) will conduct all courses and co-curricular programs virtually during the Fall 2020 semester. Staff/Faculty are mostly working remotely during regular business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm). Students can request scheduled access to the office and library through their instructor or supervisor or via the Zoom check-ins through our calendar appointments link.

Fall semester Virtual Operations

Watch this video to learn about peer facilitation

What is CommonGround?

Our CommonGround program is one way that student organizations, residence halls, fraternity and sorority life, academic courses, and other campus communities can request programs that raise awareness about social identities (race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc.), prejudice, stereotyping, power, privilege, and oppression. Facilitated and coordinated by trained U-M undergraduate and graduate students, these interactive workshops help promote social identity development and enhance group dynamics, while building a community of social justice advocates on campus.

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Welcome letter from the Co-Directors

Welcome to The Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan. IGR at U-M is the oldest program of its kind in higher education, and we pride ourselves not only on being student-focused but also for generously supporting the development of similar programs across the country.

Co-Directors Donna Rich Kaplowitz and Monita C. Thompson


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1214 S. University Ave, 2nd Flr, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2592

Phone734-936-1875 (Phone)
Phone734-763-2731 (Fax)

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