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. 

Workshop Facilitator Application

Student Coordinator Application

Request a Workshop

                                                                           ***ATTENTION***

We will accept workshop requests for the Fall semester (workshops held between October- December 2017) beginning August 1st. CommonGround does not schedule workshops for the month of September because we use this time to recruit and train our new 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 (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