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Intergroup Dialogue (IGD)

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Let's Dialogue Together

The Intergroup Dialogue Program is a nationally recognized 1-credit course that brings together small groups of students from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and gain new knowledge related to diversity and social justice. This 8-week course is open to all NYU undergraduate students, facilitated by graduate students or NYU professionals, and takes place in the Fall and Spring semester.

The IGD model is designed to promote positive intergroup relations among students, staff, and faculty and improve the campus climate at NYU. The model focuses specifically on intergroup dynamics within the context of an institution of higher education while promoting awareness and change in intergroup relations at the individual, cultural, and institutional levels. The guiding assumption is that diversity is an institutional asset and can be used to enhance growth of the NYU community while also achieving specific educational outcomes.

Past IGD sections include: Race, Gender, Bi/Multiracial, Spirituality, Sexuality, Jewish/Muslim, Arts based Race, Faith and Sexuality, and Jewish/Black.

Fall 2016 Intergroup Dialogue Course

Priority Deadline: Sunday, April 24 at 11:59 PM
Final Deadline: Sunday, September 4 at 11:59 PM

Important Information: The course is 8 weeks long and meets on Fridays from September 23 through November 18 (no class on October 7th, the Friday before fall break, and no class on November 25th, the Friday during the Thanksgiving holiday break). The course time is typically from 2-4 PM.

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  • "The IGD class enables students to learn valuable lessons beyond what we would learn in other classes. IGD was one the best experiences I'€™ve had and definitely the best class. I'€™m glad I took this class and got to meet such wonderful individuals and facilitators."
  • "I felt challenged- left every session with a headache, which is a good thing. I'€™m excited to pursue actions from the things I'€™ve learned, continue with my sociology major, and take IGD again in the future. I'€™ve become more proud that I attend NYU."
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