Student Group


The UCLA Intergroup Relations (IGR) program equips students, faculty and staff with knowledge, skills, awareness, and commitment for active participation in an increasingly diverse and global society.


Dear UCLA Community,

We are truly saddened by the turn of events resulting from the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York. We know that many people in communities nationwide, including those in our own UCLA community, are experiencing a range of feelings, emotions and perspectives as they try and process this decision.

If anyone is in need of a safe place to help process their feelings and emotions along with others, IGR is holding a second open dialogue on Friday (12/05/14) FROM 12-1:30pm in the Student Activities Center, Conference room #5 (3rd floor). (See flyer below)

Best regards,

IGR Program Staff


Upcoming Faculty Student Dinner Dialogue on Spritual and Religious Experience on campus (see flyer below)

Thursday December 4, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 pm
At the De Neve Private Dining Room

Kindly RSVP through the link below:

Please note that RSVP is mandatory to be able to attend the program


Dialogue Course Updates: CHS 60: Intergroup Dialogue and CHS 160: Intergroup Facilitator Training are on hiatus. Please check back for course udpates! However, Winter 2015 enrollment for EDUC C160 (CHS 160 is on hiatus) is now open!



CHS 60/Intergroup Dialogue is a 2-credit course offering UCLA students a space to dialogue and learn about issues of difference and intercultural conflict. Possessing skills and experience in intercultural communication and managing conflict can often make UCLA graduates highly valued and marketable after college as companies and graduate programs seek to address the needs of an increasingly diverse, global workforce and society.

Please note: CHS 60: Intergroup Dialogue is on hiatus this academic year, however, students who are interested in participating in a dialogue course are encouraged to enroll in EDUC C60: Intergroup Dialogue (same as CHS 60: Intergroup Dialogue) in Spring 2015 (this course offering is tentative; please check back for course udpates!).

Special Topic Dialogues: In Spring 2013, IGR offered a special course (CHS 60 Seminar 2) on the topic of “Spirituality and Faith”; this dialogue was co-sponsored by the UCLA Interfaith Council and the University Religious Conference.


CHS 160/ EDUC C160 is an intensive, 4-credit training course designed to prepare students to co-facilitate their own CHS 60/EDUC C60 dialogue course, which can be challenging but also a deeply rewarding personal and professional process. Winter 2015 enrollment for EDUC C160 (CHS 160 is on hiatus) is now open! Please click here for the schedule of courses.


Beyond the Checkbox is an art initiative that explores the diverse social identities comprised at UCLA. By juxtaposing headshots above individual responses to the question: “Who are you?”, this project provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to tell their stories, learn about others’ diverse experiences, uncover connections, and recognize the richness within our UCLA community.


Peer educators with the Alliance through Intergroup Dialogue (AID) offer 60 and 90-minute mini-workshops on identity, diversity, cross-cultural communication, and conflict resolution upon request. For instance, the 60-minute "Me, Myself, and Ice Cream" workshop isa great team building exercise for a newly formed group or community to get to know each other on a deeper level by exploring everyone's diverse identities. To schedule a workshop, simply click here for the online workshop request form. To learn more about AID, please click here.



Faculty Student Dinner Dialogues is a program initiative launched by the UCLA Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Principals of Community (POC) workgroup. IGR, in partnership with Residential Life, Dean of Students Office and students, work collaboratively in offering these dialogues twice per quarter. The purpose of the Faculty Student Dinner Dialogues is to create a space for students and faculty to build relationships and engage in facilitated discussion focused on key issues of interest to our campus community.  It involves an informal dinner conversation with faculty who have dedicated time and energy on a particular dialogue topic. Past dialogues have focused on topics including, UCLA Diversity Requirement; Affirmative Action; Religion, Spirituality and the Student Experience; the Transfer Student Experience; Immigration, Nationality and the Student Experience.

For more information about other diversity programs and initiatives through the UCLA Student Affairs Principals of Community workgroup, see the Principals of Community Initatives: 2012-13 plan


With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, IGR founded the Social Justice Academy (SJA), a program involving a cohort of 31 eleventh graders from local Los Angeles-area high schools.


The IGR program has partnered with the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) to offer scholarships for UCLA students to experience and learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by traveling to the Middle East.  Through OTI’s annual trip, students have opportunities to engage with religious leaders, community members, politicians, and leading experts on many sides of the conflict.  OTI has been recognized as one of the “Top Ten Diplomacy Programs in Higher Education” by the U.S. Department of State.