Justice, Community, and Leadership

Do you feel a sense of responsibility to make the world a better place? Do you believe that multiple injustices exist in the world and want to do something to change that? Are you interested in collaborating with community members and organizations to address the impacts of structural inequity? Then we encourage you to pursue a degree in Justice, Community and Leadership.   

Justice, Community and Leadership (JCL) is an exciting interdisciplinary program in which students learn how to analyze and engage with some of the most pressing social, educational and environmental justice issues of our times. Through training in critical theory, leadership studies, policy and education, and an emphasis on humility and self-reflection, we prepare our students to participate in and lead collective endeavors to make the world a better place. 

Many of our courses include working with community members and organizations to learn from their expertise on both the impact of and ideas for addressing structural inequity. Together with these community experts, we grapple with the complexity of policies, laws, and cultural practices that disadvantage some groups of people, while benefiting others and consider how we can be a part of leading for social change. Students in our program go on to work in diverse fields—such as education, the non-profit sector, law, social entrepreneurship, government, and public health—yet they share a common aim to make the world more socially just.

For more information about the program, including admissions requirements, please complete the "Learn More" form today. 

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