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 collaboration 


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Find out about the Social Justice Minor and courses.

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Programs and Events

Be inspired to question, debate, criticize, challenge and change.

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Research social justice on campus, in Cleveland, and around the world.