Social Justice Institute

January 31 - February 1, 2014

The Social Justice Institute is an intensive, two day learning experience for Gettysburg students to explore personal and group identity, examine today’s societal injustices, and promote social action through civic engagement. Facilitated by committed staff and peer educators, this second annual retreat will bring together passionate students who desire to gain a better understanding of social justice and to be a change agent on campus.   

Before the Institute, participants in Track 1 will read Chapter 1 and 2 of Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? to provide a shared reading experience. The reading will be provided to students.


DAY ONE – Friday, January 31 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in CUB 260
The activities include introductions, dinner discussion, personal reflection exercises, and a review of common social justice related terms. 

DAY TWO – Saturday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in CUB 260
The activities include experiential learning exercises and simulations, bystander intervention training, social change action planning, and final group reflection.

There is no fee to attend, however, students with meal plans will be asked to swipe their cards at Servo when necessary.

Applications available here.

For more information, please contact Gretchen Natter at