The Social Justice Institute strives to create a just world. We examine the root causes of social injustice and develop innovative solutions by supporting creative research, scholarship, and pedagogy; social justice leaders on and off campus; and relationships within the university and into the community. We work to eradicate all systems of oppression by redistributing and expanding resources and opportunities while exalting human dignity. We believe in: 

Action  |  Community Involvement  |  Education  |  Empathetic Relationships
Equity  |  Human Dignity  |  Inclusiveness  |  Intergenerational Dialogue
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Students: infuse your academic experience with justice. Find out about our Social Justice Minor and courses, Social Justice Scholars, and more.

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Programs and Events

Be inspired to question, debate, criticize, challenge, and change. Explore our offerings of upcoming speakers, educational events, and more.

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Research social justice on campus, in Cleveland, and around the world. Learn about our Fellowships, research initiatives, and more.