All incoming first-year students are welcome to apply for the Summer Social Justice Institute.
The Summer Social Justice Institute is a pre-Customs orientation sponsored by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges for first-year students who are interested in exploring issues of identity, power, privilege and social justice. The Summer Social Justice Institute will run from August 21-25, 2018.
The Summer Social Justice Institute creates a context and community in which participants explore and share their experiences and capabilities, engage across differences of perspective, and hone their ability to work in allyship in building coalitions that can address critical concerns in our communities.
Participants should enter the program with the understanding that they will engage in a process of development and change as they learn about themselves, the different facets of their identities, systems of power, and their institutions.
For Haverford students, the Summer Social Justice Institute will also give participants the opportunity to share programming with International Students Orientation and the Horizons Leadership Program, and meet with upperclass students and alumni whose leadership and activism shape life on campus as well as in the many communities in which Haverford is invested.
All incoming first-year students are welcome to apply, however, spaces are limited; the application portal will open in May 2018. Costs for the program are covered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Students move onto campus on Tuesday, August 21, and are housed on their home campuses. Collaborative programming with Swarthmore begins on Wednesday, August 22 with workshops and activities running from 9:30am - 4:00pm. Moving between the two campuses and throughout the larger community, sessions range from facilitated discussions and reflective writing,to kinesthetic exercises, service and creative projects, and social activities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: Ben Hughes, Director of Programming for Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement; Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, or Theresa Tensuan, Associate Dean of the College; Dean for Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement; Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Current Haverford first-years, sophomores, and juniors can apply to coordinate and guide first-year students as a Student Resource Person (SRP). SRP Applications have closed for 2018.
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