Partners & Networks in the Land Grant University System

Through a national survey conducted in late 2016, a listing of centers, institutes, and teams from within the Land-Grant University System focused on civil dialogue with an emphasis on race relations was gathered.  While the list may not be exhaustive, the following organizations were recommended for inclusion in the list.  The first section below lists multi-state initiatives followed by university specific programs ordered by state, then university.

Multi-State Initiatives 

 eXtension Communities of Practice:

Formal Multi-State Groups:

Regional Rural Development Centers:


Specific Centers, Institutes, or Programs within a Single Land Grant University

University of Arizona: 

Colorado State University

 Fort Valley State University:  Vulnerable Populations Working Group – Woodie Hughes –

University of Georgia:

 Purdue University:  Office for Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community

 Kansas State University:

University of Kentucky:  Department of Community & Leadership Development

University of Maryland:  Social and Moral Development Laboratory

 Michigan State University:

 University of Minnesota: The Office of Equity and Diversity. Check out their certificate!

 University of Missouri:  Missouri 4-H Youth Development Academy Training team

University of New Hampshire:  The Democracy Imperative:

Cornell University:  The Community and Regional Development Institute

 North Carolina State University:    Committee on Racial Equity in the Food System

University of Rhode Island:  Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies

 Ohio State University: 

 Oregon State University:

University of Tennessee:  Institute for Sport, Peace, and Society

 Virginia Tech University:  VCE Leadership, Volunteerism, and Civic Engagement Program Team,

 Washington State University: 

 University of Wisconsin:


See also this link for a listing of organizations outside of the Land-Grant University System