Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Growing Allies strives to build a community of social justice allies committed to creating a safer and more inclusive environment at the University of Michigan and beyond. Growing Allies envisions a community where allies work together and support each other.

Each semester, we put on a variety of programs, including the retreat, organized by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs


Growing Allies Winter 2018

Growing Allies

Race, Ethnicity, and Class

Calling all students! Join us for the Growing Allies Retreat where this semester we will explore the intersection of race, ethnicity, and class. This retreat is an opportunity to engage in what it means to be a social justice ally through interactive activities and dialogue. 

The retreat is free of charge. Lunch will be provided with an assortment of snacks and refreshments throughout the day!

Growing Allies Winter Retreat 2018


Growing Allies 2017

Save the Date!

The Growing Allies Retreat is an opportunity to engage in what it means to be a social justice ally through interactive activities and dialogue. 

The retreat is free of charge for students, staff, and faculty. Meals and snacks will be provided!

Intersection: Race, Ethnicity, & Body Image

Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3

9am-7pm (Both days)

Trotter Multicultural Center

Participant applications due: Friday, November 10


Bring a workshop to your student community!

The CommonGround program is one way that student organizations, residence halls, Greek life, academic courses, and other campus communities can request programs that raise awareness about social identities (race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc.), prejudice, stereotyping, power, privilege, and oppression. Facilitated and coordinated by trained U-M undergraduate and graduate students, these interactive workshops help promote social identity development and enhance group dynamics, while building a community of social justice advocates on campus.

CommonGround logo. Info in article.

Growing Allies Workshop Series

The Growing Allies team is currently building its workshop series which will be offered to the university on a request-based basis. Check back later for more details.


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