Courses & Student Programs


Dialogue is a superpower.

We blend theory and practical experience to prepare you with skills and tools to understand and navigate social group identity, social inequality, and intergroup relations. From courses to co-curriculars to social activities and more, there's something for everyone at IGR.


IGR offers a wide variety of courses geared towards students of all levels.
The minor in intergroup relations education teaches critical analytical skills, problem-solving in groups, intercultural leadership, and a synthesis of intellectual and practical skills to help them create a more just and equitable world.
Students co-create and enjoy a warm and lively sense of community here at IGR.
CommonGround is a student-led, student-serving program—for student organizations, residence halls, Greek life, academic courses, and other student communities—to nurture social identity development and enhance group dynamics.
The Diversity and Inclusive Teaching seminar is a highly interactive program for graduate students and other instructors with classroom teaching experience.
Through the Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit, U-M students learn about and facilitate critical diversity dialogues with high school students and young people in the nation’s most segregated metro area.
Each year, the IGR community gathers for our annual Award Ceremony & Graduation Celebration, where we honor graduates receiving the minor in intergroup relations education, Gurin Certificate of Merit, and the liberatory education cord.


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