Intergroup Relations

CommonGround members meeting and talking

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 student coordinators.

If you are a student interested in joining the CommonGround community as a facilitator or coordinator, please fill out this interest form for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

CommonGround has open student staff positions for Fall 2018. We are hiring undergraduate students to join the Programming Team!

CommonGround Program AssistantThe Program Assistant keeps a thorough record of CommonGround’s workshops, activities, and supplies. This role is also responsible for the evaluation and assessment of workshops. 

CommonGround Logistics Coordinator:  The Logistics Coordinator oversees most of the communication, scheduling, and organization of CommonGround. They ensure that everyone in the community stays connected and informed about what is going on. 

Applications are due Monday, April 16th.  Email IGRCommonGround@umich.edu or lshastry@umich.edu with any questions. 

Request a Workshop

  • We will begin accepting workshop requests for the Spring/Summer semester starting April 1st (workshops held between June - August 2018; We cannot take any workshop requests for May 2018 this year).
  • At this time, we are at capacity the Winter semester (workshops held between January - April 2018). 

 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 (www.oscr.umich.edu) or Student Activities and Leadership's Student Organization Support can serve as resources