Student Group

Greetings. Please note that CHS 60: Intergroup Dialogue and CHS 160: Intergroup Facilitator Training will be in hibernation during winter quarter. We hope to see you in the spring! Please check back!



**INTERESTED IN ENROLLING IN SPRING 2014 CHS 60: INTERGROUP DIALOAGUE?**

Please click here for the CHS 60 course schedule.

**NOW ALSO ENROLLING STUDENTS IN EDUC 160: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERGROUP DIALOGUE/ FACILITATOR TRAINING**

To enroll in EDUC 160, students may request a PTE by emailing Tiffani Garnett at tgarnett@saonet.ucla.edu. Please click here for EDUC 160 course description.

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.

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. Schedule of courses for Spring 2014 is available! Please click here for the schedule of courses.

We also offered a special course (CHS 60 Seminar 2) on the topic of “Spirituality and Faith” in Spring 2013. This dialogue was co-sponsored by the UCLA Interfaith Council and the University Religious Conference.

INTERGROUP DIALOGUE FACILITATOR TRAINING

CHS 160/ EDUC C160/C244 is an intensive, 4-credit training course designed to prepare students to co-facilitate their own CHS 60 dialogue course, which can be challenging but also a deeply rewarding personal and professional process. Enrollment for Winter 2014 now open! Please click here for the schedule of courses.

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 is a 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.

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.