Leaders in Social Justice
This four-year scholarship program is designed to foster change-makers in the community and leaders in service to others. It is a learning community of residential and commuter students who have a passion for making the world a better place for all by questioning and challenging social inequality.
What do the Leaders in Social Justice do?
- Take classes with other Leaders in Social Justice to develop leadership skills
- Serve with other Leaders in Social Justice tutoring inner-city and migrant children, assisting with the homeless census, helping with Habitat for Humanity, participating in the coalition against domestic violence and human trafficking, and other sites to be announced
- Travel to enrich their knowledge about social advocacy and to engage in civic service (Possible sites include the Holocaust Museum, Native American Museum, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Heifer Ranch, Carter Center and other outreach sites)
- Think globally, act locally
What are the benefits of becoming a Leader in Social Justice?
- $2,000 renewable scholarship
- Travel assistance
- Priority registration and advising
- Certificate of distinction at graduation
- Expanded leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and intercultural competencies
What is involved?
- 10 credit hours (fulfills SL, H2B, and H3 requirements)
- Leadership Retreat
- Immersion Program
- May Experiential Trip (7-10 days)
- Social Justice conference(s)
- Leadership/Fellowship Position
- Career Workshop
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Application (includes essay and interview)
- Open to all majors, both residential and commuter students