Student Group

MISSION

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE'RE GETTING A NEW LOOK!

STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEW & IMPROVED IGR WEBSITE!

COMING SOON ~ SPRING 2015

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Apply to be a Diversity Peer Leader: CLICK HERE

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ACADEMIC INITIATIVES

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 191A/263: Intergroup Dialogue (same as CHS 60: Intergroup Dialogue) in Spring 2015. Email course instructor, Anna Yeakley at ayeakley@saonet.ucla.edu with PTE requests.

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.

INTERGROUP DIALOGUE FACILITATOR TRAINING

CHS 160/ EDUC 193A is an intensive, 4-credit training course designed to prepare students to co-facilitate their own CHS 60/EDUC 191A (ED 263 for grad students) dialogue course, which can be challenging but also a deeply rewarding personal and professional process.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
BEYOND THE CHECKBOX PROJECT

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.

MINI-DIALOGUE WORKSHOPS

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 DINNER DIALOGUES

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.

PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
SOCIAL JUSTICE ACADEMY

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.

OLIVE TREE INITIATIVE at UCLA

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.

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