Intergroup Relations

What is Common Ground all about?

In February 2007, the Program on Intergroup Relations implemented a new opportunity for our campus community to request workshops about social identity and social justice. Since the inception of the CommonGround Program, students have been at the very center of the work as workshop facilitators and/or curriculum specialists.


Interested in:

  • Driving social change on campus?

  • Helping other students challenge their assumptions?

  • Connecting authentically across differences?

  • Strengthening facilitation skills?


Apply to be a Workshop Facilitator or Curriculum Specialist through IGR and CommonGround!

Follow the links to learn more about the roles, and APPLY by TBD.

**Workshop Facilitators and Curriculum Specialists are paid roles**



Frequently Asked Questions


Request a Workshop

  • CommonGround is in the process of transitioning into the new academic year and we will be able to start facilitaing workshops October 1, 2019. 
  • We will be preparing for the new academic year through the months of August and September.
  •  Please reach out to Cesar Vargas-Leon if you are interested in becoming a CommonGround Facilitator or Curriculum Specialist.

 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