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