Intergroup Relations

The Program Assistant supports the function of the Programming Team by analyzing workshop evaluations and providing feedback for facilitators and curriculum specialists. The program assistant also updates the Student Voice and Access databases, assisting in preparing for retreats, weekly meetings, workshops, and other events, and maintaining Common Ground materials.


Ashley Tjhung is a senior studying Public Policy with a minor in Intergroup Relations. In addition to her role as the CommonGround Program Assistant, she previously worked at IGR as a dialogue facilitator and research assistant. On campus, Ashley is involved as the Managing Michigan in Color Editor at The Michigan Daily, the Communications Chair for United Asian American Organization, and as a Conversation Circle Facilitator for the English Language Institute. In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing soccer and cooking with friends.  



Request a Workshop

  • We will begin accepting workshop requests for Fall semester beginning September 1st, 2018.
  • Fall semester workshops can be scheduled between October and mid-December. CommonGround does not host workshops in September as we use this month to train facilitators. 
  • We are still accepting workshop requests for late November and early December. 

 We appreciate your understanding and look forward to working with you!

  • Requests must be submitted three (3) weeks prior to the intended workshop date.
  • The general purpose of these workshops is to create interactive spaces to engage in dialogue about social justice and social identity. If your organization is seeking mediation, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution ( or Student Activities and Leadership's Student Organization Support can serve as resources