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.

Workshop Facilitator Position 

Student Coordinator Position

Frequently Asked Questions


Request a Workshop


We will be taking our annual hiatus from workshops from September 1st - October 5th, 2016 while we train our new staff and facilitators. We would love to work with your group after October 5th!  Thanks for your understanding.

  • 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