Social justice is an introspective and external process of working to create a more equitable, safe and just world. The introspective aspect of social justice is utilizing self-awareness, reflection and education to recognize and begin to challenge the systems and structures in society that create inequality. The external aspect of social justice is actively working within these systems and one’s own community to foster an inclusive living and learning environment.
Social justice urges students to draw connections between their curricular studies, their co-curricular engagement, volunteering and the justice work they engage with off-campus. The Office of Service, Spirituality and Social Justice nurtures these connections and provides the pathways for students to engage social justice through the following distinct capacities:
SSSJ offers a variety of programs for students to engage social justice in self-reflection, education, service and community engagement. These programs include:
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our programs (link to Get Involved) and the community partners we work with (link to Civic Engagement Partners). We also encourage you to explore additional resources on campus(Additional Resources) and consider joining one of our many student organizations (link to Social Justice & Activism Clubs). If you should have any questions or concerns, our contact information is located to the right of the page.