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.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are currently accepting applications for our Workshop Facilitator and Student Coordinator positions for Fall 2017. Applications are due April 11th.

Workshop Facilitator Application

Student Coordinator Application

We are also accepting applications for student staff members to be a part of the CommonGround Programming Team for 2017-2018. These are paid positions. Applications are due April 17th: please send a resume and completed application to IGRCommonGround@umich.edu.

Program Assistant Application

Program Coordinator Application

Request a Workshop

                                                                           ***ATTENTION***

We are at capacity for workshop requests for the Winter 2017 semester. We are still accepting workshop requests for the summer. 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 (http://www.lso.umich.edu/sOrgs/sos.html) can serve as resources