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?
CommonGround is currently hiring student positions, including workshop facilitators and curriculum specialists. 
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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 will soon release the application for workshops for the Fall 2021 semester!


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, please email wheatmeg@umich.edu.

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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.