The Social Justice Program is free and open to all students at the University of South Carolina.
SJP will begin Sept. 14
The Social Justice Program (SJP) is a certificate program through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs designed to increase students’ knowledge about issues related to social justice, and to combat bias and discrimination all over the world. Participants engage in experiences related to social justice and diversity, including:
- Experiential learning
- Seminar-style readings and dialogues
- Advanced readings in topics such as:
- Feminist Theory
- Critical Race Theory
- Queer Theory
- Power, Privilege and Oppression
- Research Projects
- Service Learning Projects
SJP is a 10-week certificate program. Classes are held twice a week for an hour, with 2 lessons being released each week. Lessons may include quizzes, hands-on assignments, supplementary links, and more.
You will receive a certificate from OMSA upon successful completion.
Participants will be expected attend two experiences beyond the classroom.
- Safe Zone Ally Training
- Day of Service (at an approved site)
- Carolina Intercultural Training
- Workshop Development and Presentation
- Suicide Prevention Training
- Diversity Retreat
- Diversity Dialogue
- Civil Rights Tour
The topics covered during SJP are:
- Social Justice Philosophy
- Combating Bias
- Community Building
- Working in Solidarity with Communities
- Keeping Current with Social Justice Trends
- Philosophy and Ethics of Activism
- Service Learning