Socially Just Leadership Institute

What does it mean to be socially just? How can I work towards being a more understanding and knowledgeable member of the WUSTL community? Where can I develop the skills to create positive change on and off campus?

All of these questions can be answered for you through the Socially Just Leadership Institute! The Socially Just Leadership Institute (SJLI) is an intensive, co-curricular experience bridging the gaps between leadership education, professional development, and social justice engagement.

SJLI invites participants from the WUSTL community to come together and explore the intersections of leadership and social justice. This program is open to all undergraduate students with no expectation of prior knowledge of social justice issues or previous leadership experiences; we all are here to learn more about our impact within the world around us, no matter our individual identities. The Socially Just Leadership Institute consists of two main aspects: A workshop series and a capstone trip during Spring Break.


Registration for the 2020 Institute is closed and more information about the 2021 Institute will be released in Fall 2020.

For more information, please contact Hope Young, Coordinator for Diverse Communities, at hope.young@wustl.edu.