University of California, San Diego
June 11, 2007
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
|SUBJECT:||Name Change for the Student Office of Human Relations|
Effective immediately, the Student Office of Human Relations will be known as the Intergroup Relations Program. This name more clearly reflects the unitís role in advancing the understanding and practice of effective intergroup relations among students and student groups. Within Student Affairs, the Intergroup Relations Program reports to Student Policies and Judicial Affairs.
Since 1985, the Intergroup Relations Program has provided essential programs and services that build individual and institutional capacity for appreciating diversity and for engaging respectfully across differences. The unit is the primary resource for hate-bias prevention/education as well as reporting and intervention of bias-motivated incidents. The staff provides information, confidential counseling, and follow-up support for victims. Hate-bias education workshops and campuswide awareness events are delivered by peer educators and professional staff.
The Intergroup Relations Program serves as a campus resource center for intergroup relations programming and best practices. The unitís Intergroup Dialogue Initiative provides in-depth opportunities for students to acquire and practice essential intergroup communication, collaboration, and leadership skills. The staff trains and equips faculty, staff, and student peer educators to facilitate Intergroup Dialogues in conjunction with participating colleges, Student Affairs units, and academic departments. The Intergroup Relations Program is one of ten higher education centers in the United State conducting research on the educational effects of Intergroup Dialogues. The three-year longitudinal study is funded by grants from WT Grant Foundation and Ford Foundation.
Institutionally, through its connection with Student Policies and Judicial Affairs, the Intergroup Relations Program provides consultation and resources that facilitate UCSDís responsiveness to diversity and equity in its policies, practices, and structures.
Directory information for the office is:
Gary Anderson, Director
Intergroup Relations Program
Student Services Center, Fifth Floor, Ste. 527
Mail Code: 0128
Student Policies and Judicial Affairs