Intergroup Relations

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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
What is Common Ground all about?
**WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME** Workshop Facilitators: Since our inception, we have facilitated over 300 workshops to over 8,500 participants in residence halls, student organizations, and other venues. These short, request-based...
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The Programming Team oversees the development of CommonGround's curriculum, training and onboarding of facilitators, coordination of workshops, and curriculum.   Programming Team  
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**WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME**

CommonGround is excited to announce we are now accepting workshops for the Winter 2021 semester! The first day we will be able to facilitate workshops for the Winter semester will be January 25, 2021.


Our CommonGround program is one way that student organizations, residence halls, Greek 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.

Workshops are designed around a 1.5 to 3-hour time frame and are customized to your group's needs. If you don't see a topic that interests you, please let us know and we can work with you to explore various opportunities. We request that all workshops be requested three weeks prior to the event.

CommonGround is in the process of recruiting Workshop Facilitators. To apply, and/or find more information please use this application.

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Request Process Updates

We follow a workshop request process so that your experience as requesters meets your expectations and addresses the growing needs of our campus.


Workshop Facilitators

**WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME**

Workshop Facilitators:

Since our inception, we have facilitated over 300 workshops to over 8,500 participants in residence halls, student organizations, and other venues. These short, request-based workshops strive to promote and enhance awareness around social identity development and group dynamics, prejudice, stereotyping, power, privilege and oppression. We offer an opportunity for all graduate and undergraduate students to develop as facilitators while also building a community of social justice educators on campus.

CommonGround thrives through the dedication and commitment of the 20-30 active workshop facilitators every semester.


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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Request a Workshop 

  • We are no longer accepting requests for the 2020-2021 academic year.