Intergroup Relations

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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 (now curriculum specialists).

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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 Wednesday, September 19th.

**As of this year, Workshop Facilitators and Curriculum Specialists are paid roles**



Frequently Asked Questions


Request a Workshop

  • We are now accepting workshop requests for Winter semester. Workshops will begin January 22nd, 2019.
  • Winter semester workshops can be scheduled between January 22nd and April. CommonGround does not host workshops in early January as we use this month to train facilitators. 

 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