Social Justice Institute

JANUARY 7-10, 2015
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Every January, the Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsors a leadership institute that allows students to explore how oppression impacts true equality. The highlight of the institute is the trip to an urban center where students participate in service opportunities at agencies dedicated to social justice work.

The 2015 theme of the institute is "Civil Rights" and will consist of a trip to Atlanta, GA to tour local sites dedicated to the story and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.  Participants will visit locations such as the Center for Civil and Human Rights, The King Center as well as the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Participants will also conduct service projects at Atlanta area non-profit organizations.  

The program is open to all class years.  Space is limited.  Most consideration will be given to applications that are thoughtful, reflective and demonstrate commitment to the experience. 

Program cost: $50 fee (covers transportation, lodging and some meals)

Additional expenses to consider:  Meals on travel days (Jan 7th & 10th), Souvenirs/Shopping

Schedule Snapshot

  • Wednesday, January 7: Travel to Atlanta, GA
  • Thursday, January 8: Site visits (King Center, Archibald Smith Plantation, Dr. King's Birth Home)
  • Friday, January 9: Community Service
  • Saturday, January 10: Travel back to LVC

Travel will be by charter bus.  The trip to Atlanta is approximately a 12-14 hour trip. 

Applications are available for download at the link above or in the Center for Student Engagement in Mund College Center.  Application and $50 fee are due to the Office of Multicultural Affairs by December 1, 2014 at 4pm. 

For information on the Social Justice Institute, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 717-867-6235 or via email at