Common Ground challenges people to think critically about issues of diversity in an environment open to all perspectives. Our goals include:

  1. Raising student awareness and understanding of personal, societal, and global biases and structures of inequity.
  2. Teaching students to understand this personal connection to launch intellectual and academic inquiry around diversity, democracy, and globalization.
  3. Equipping students to be equity change agents in the classroom, boardroom, and living room.
  4. Improving campus climate to help retain underrepresented students, to attract underrepresented faculty, and to enrich the learning environment for all.


Scott Teagarden, Class of 2010