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 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.


Mission and Vision

Growing Allies encourages and motivates University of Michigan constituents to expand their knowledge and skills related to the concept of social justice allyhood through workshops, programming, marketing campaigns, technological networking resources, and more. 

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