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Dialogue Programs

Students and others sit in a circle as they participate in one of UC San Diego's dialogue programs (Center for Student Involvement - Communication & Leadership)CSI's dialogue programs are open to current UC San Diego undergraduate students, graduate students, and campus partners.

Dialogue topics

CSI-Communication & Leadership and additional CSI staff members provide quarterly dialogue programs throughout the school year to engage in civil and meaningful discussions to learn about various perspectives on a range of topics:
  • Interfaith dialogue (quarterly)
  • Rotating topics (quarterly)
  • Tritons Together: Campus Conversations (by request)

Dialogue programs offered

Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue workshops are held once per quarter for students to share their journey of spirituality, faith, and religion; learn from differences, and discover commonalities.

Students from all faith and non-faith backgrounds are invited to participate. Come prepared to learn from others, ask questions, and honor our shared humanity.

Community Building Dialogues

In collaboration with the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), Tritons Together: Campus Conversations offers community building dialogue circles for the UC San Diego community.

A team of undergraduate student Dialogue Ambassadors co-facilitate Circle Dialogues, known as community building circles. Co-facilitators provide a structured environment to generate dialogue among participants on a specific topic. Circle Dialogues foster open and supportive spaces for people to talk about differences, develop empathy and enhance perspectives.

For Spring 2020, Dialogue Ambassadors will be facilitating virtual community building circles. Click each session to register:

This will be a space where we can express and share any forms of self care. We aim to learn from each other’s stories and strategies about how to engage in self care especially in this time.

Participants will be asked to share their beliefs and experiences living in society where we are told to avoid talking about politics. Specifically we will explore what it means to participate in democracy and uncover how you can play a role in shaping the future of our society.

Come explore how COVID-19 is differentially impacting various groups of people and the role of community care in supporting each other through this difficult time

This circle will be a space for first-year students and first-year transfers to talk about their experiences and thoughts centered around their first few quarters at UCSD.

Come share stories and experiences to deepen your understanding of the current social injustices. Create a space for support in becoming agents of change.

Request a dialogue

Thank you for your interest in requesting a dialogue through the CSI - Communication & Leadership Dialogue Program. Currently all requests will be processed on a case by case basis. Please send these requests to dialogue@ucsd.edu. Thank you!

Questions? Email CSI-Communication and Leadership or call (858) 534-0501.