Social Justice Leadership Retreats

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  • What are the Social Justice Retreats?

    The Social Justice Retreats are off-campus leadership retreats for students interested in working toward a more equitable society and campus community. During the retreats, students will focus on their multiple and intersecting identities, and how the principles of empathy, community, dialogue, and justice can help us in pursuit of an inclusive community. Past retreats have focused on identity and connecting across differences, becoming effective activists, and learning to make your student organization more inclusive. Watch this page for the themes of upcoming retreats.

  • Who should consider participating in the retreat?

    The retreats are for any student with a desire to learn about others and share their story, across differences. In other words, if you are interested in learning about social justice and how different identities experience various power and privileges in the world, you are welcome to apply. If the retreat has a more specific theme or purpose, that will be explained in the promotional materials.

  • Is there a cost to attend?

    No. All costs associated with the retreats, including housing, food, and transportation, are covered by the University. However, accepted students may be asked to pay a $20 deposit to reserve their spot. This deposit will be returned to students who attend the retreat; students who do not attend will not be reimbursed. If you are unable to pay the deposit, please contact Lisa Miles.

  • When are the retreats?

    Please check back later for more info regarding the next retreat.

  • What will it be like?

    The retreats are highly interactive, with a blend of small and large group work. We ask that students come with a desire to participate and a willingness to listen to and learn from others. They are also a great opportunity to meet other highly engaged students who share your desire to live in a more just community.

  • Who makes up the retreat staff?

    UR staff and faculty, and sometimes alumni, serve as facilitators.

  • When is the deadline to apply?

    Please check back later for more info regarding the next retreat.

  • How do I apply?

    Registration is now closed.

  • Why is there an application process? Does that mean I might not get to go?

    The application helps to determine who is most interested in attending and ensures a broad variety of students will be represented.

  • Where is the retreat held? What will the accommodations be like?

    The retreats are usually held at a local retreat center near campus. 

  • Can I nominate a student to participate?

    Yes! To nominate a student for the retreat, please fill out this form.

  • How can I learn more?

    Please check back later for more info regarding the next retreat. Follow us on Instagram @ur_scei to keep up to date with all our programs.

  • What if I have more questions?

    Contact Lisa Miles or Lee Dyer in the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion with your questions.

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