"I was drawn to the Social Justice LLC because it offered the opportunity to live with fellow students who share a passion for social justice issues.” --current Social Justice LLC member
“…I'd always been drawn towards service-oriented activities and wanted to continue my involvement in college. Additionally, I wanted to meet other freshman who shared similar values.” --current Social Justice LLC member
“What I love about this LLC is the monthly dinners we have. We have been given the opportunity to listen to and engage in conversations with a variety of speakers from the St. Edward's campus as well as people in the Austin area who have an extended knowledge about a certain topic and share that knowledge with us.” --current Social Justice LLC Member
Join other highly motivated St. Edward’s students and faculty from a variety of majors who share a passion for creating a more fair and equitable society.
As a member of the Social Justice LLC you will take one-hour seminar designed to introduce interdisciplinary perspectives on social justice. You also select one social-justice themed course. These courses, which are taught by some of St. Edward’s University’s finest professors, are located across the university and represent a variety of majors:
- North American Indigenous Writers, Dr. Catherine Rainwater
- Schooling, Education and Society, Dr. Arcelia Hernandez
- General Biology, Dr. William Quinn
- Chemical Dependency Issues, Dr. Russ Frohardt
- Personal Finance, Dr. Camelia Rotaru
The Social Justice theme will also be interwoven in the co-curricular programming as well as service learning and community engagement. And you can look forward to many activities throughout the year to balance the demands of study with the need for recreation and relaxation.
Just the Facts
Location: 3rd & 4th Floors, Hunt & Le Mans halls
Capacity: Up to 100 students
Faculty Director: Dr. Kris Sloan, Associate Professor of Education
Linked Courses: Fall: 1-credit Social Justice Seminar, and 1 of five linked courses related to the theme of Social Justice
Signature Events: Social Justice Film Series, Monthly Community Activities, Service Opportunities
Founded: 2007--reimagined for 2015!
“Austin has endless opportunities to get involved in change, but it's important to be familiar with the environment we're working with. More than anything, the Social Justice LLC has encouraged me to be aware and active in my world. It's a supportive community that continually challenges me to see other perspectives and understand the complexities of our world.” --current Social Justice LLC Member