Intergroup Relations

IGR Faculty and Staff

Consultation and Training

IGR faculty and staff consult with colleagues around the country to further the development of intergroup relations programs and the spread of intergroup dialogue. In addition, faculty and staff offer diversity and intergroup relations training tailored to the needs of public and private institutions. For more information about training or consultation for your organization, please contact Charles Behling at cbehling@umich.edu

Awards and Recognitions

  • President Clinton's Initiative on Race cited the Program on Intergroup Relations as one of fourteen "Promising Practices" that "successfully bridge racial divides in American communities." IGR was one of only two programs in higher education to receive this recognition.
  • The US Department of Education's Gender Equity Expert Panel cited IGR as "Promising Intervention" in the "prevention of sexual and racial harassment and violence against students in higher education." The panel rated IGR as "excellent" on significance and usefulness to others/replicability, "very good" on quality, and "good" on evidence of effectiveness.
  • The American Association of Higher Education, the American College Personnel Association, and the National Association of Student Personnel cited IGR as an "Exemplary Practice" (1998). The Theodore M. Hesburgh Awards Program of TIAA-CREF awarded IGR a Certificate of Excellence in Faculty Development (2000).

National Impact

IGR has been adopted as a model for the development of programs at several other universities including:

  • Arizona State University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts-Amhers
  • University of Washington
  • Occidental College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Texas, Austin