The Growing Allies Retreat is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to explore their identities as they relate to issues of social justice. The retreat is held once a semester on campus and is free for all to attend. Within the span of a two-day period, participants get to explore their social identities, make meaning about how those identities have influenced their experiences, and build skills around identifying instances of bias and discrimination, and challenging those behaviors in everyday scenarios.
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.
The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Affairs is proud to announce the inaugural Growing Allies cohort!
The mission of the Growing Allies cohort is to support U of M undergraduate students in their social justice ally development through exploring their identities, building community with one another, and cultivating campus leadership skills.
This pilot program began in January 2015. The components include:
monthly group workshops
monthly one-on-one mentoring
day of service and community engagement