CSU Intergroup Dialogue Training

CSU Intergroup Dialogue Training

Project Funded by the CREATE Award through the Cal State Chancellor’s Office.

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Calling CSU Students, Staff, & Faculty

Applications Currently Closed for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

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Decreasing Equity Gaps in Degree Completion by Empowering CSU Students, Faculty, and Staff through Action Projects informed by Intergroup Dialogue

Our program will decrease graduation gaps by taking a holistic approach that centers social justice and requires inclusion of university stakeholders including students, staff, and faculty. We will tackle equity gaps through a two-semester online program including (1) training in intergroup dialogue (IGD; Gurin, Nagda, & Zuniga, 2013; Zúñiga et al., 2014; Kelly, et al., 2022), which is grounded in contact theory (Alport, 1954) and social justice education, and (2) action implementation to move the needle toward higher degree completion at the 10 Southern California CSU campuses. IGD can equip students, faculty, and staff with skills to not only critically recognize barriers that result in achievement gaps, but empower collective action to address these gaps. Participants trained in IGD will affect many other constituents at their campuses by carrying out action projects to tackle the Graduation Initiative 2025.

Currently Serving CSUs in Southern California

Channel Islands | Dominguez Hills | Fullerton | Long Beach | Los Angeles

Northridge | Pomona | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Marcos


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Learn More About Our Team

Learn more about the CSU Intergroup Dialogue Training team members. You can contact us about this project at CSUdialogues@gmail.com.