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Intergroup Relations

Intergroup Relations (IGR) is an educational experience about issues of social justice. This non-credit course is designed to prepare students to create dialogues in situations where understanding and listening are needed. We will focus on creating understanding relationships among students from different social, economic, racial and ethnic groups. Communication skills related to careful listening and meaningful dialogue will also be discussed and developed for all who participate.

In the Fall we will meet for ten sessions. There are two different meeting times: Monday 4:30 - 6:30 or Tuesday 3:00 - 5:00. For all sections, the first session will take place Sunday, September 18th from 4:30 - 7:30.

The nature of the experience requires that we try to create groups that are balanced in terms of race and gender. We will be taking application forms from interested students from now until September 16th. We will start reviewing the applications and send out letters of acceptance right away (so plan on attending the first session on the 18th in case you are chosen).

In short, we are looking for enthusiastic and committed community members who will commit to:

  • 2 hours/week for 10 weeks
  • 1st session on September 18th 4:30 7:30
  • An open heart and open mind

Thank you for considering IGR. We hope you will join us. For any questions, contact Arianne Gasser at agasser@villanova.edu.