Intergroup Relations (IGR)


Intergroup Relations (IGR) is an educational experience about issues of social justice.

The focus of IGR is on creating understanding relationships among people from different social, economic, racial and ethnic groups. Communication skills related to careful listening and meaningful dialogue are also discussed and developed for all who participate.


Dialogue, as opposed to discussion or debate, is focused on broadening perspectives, looking for shared meaning, and building relationships. Topics include:
Race  ▪  Gender  ▪  Socioeconomic Status/Class  ▪  Religion/Spirituality  ▪  DisAbilities

Courses Are Offered Fall & Spring Semesters for Students

One credit IGR courses are designed to prepare students to create dialogues in situations where understanding and listening are needed.

Students will receive one credit in Communication. Three one credit courses can be bundled to fulfill the Diversity I Requirement, and do not need to be taken in the same semester.

Intergroup Relations at Villanova is a collaborative program between the Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Communication.

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To apply for one of our classes use our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

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If you are interested in these topics, visit the website for the Association for Change and Transformation (ACT) to learn about more ways to get involved in social justice at Villanova.