Knowledge to Action Retreat

This retreat provides an opportunity for students to learn about some historical aspects of activism, hear stories from IC alumni who used their gained knowledge of equity issues to become agents of social change, and be provided the tools to make a plan for taking action on campus and in the community.

Who is this program for?
The Knowledge to Action Retreat will help any Ithaca College student develop skills and knowledge to drive positive social change for more socially just communities. No matter the issue or cause you are advocating for, it takes leadership to create change. All Ithaca College students belong to a multitude of different lived experiences including areas of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status and many more. Therefore, we are looking for a group of people that come from many different lived experiences who want to participate. Every Ithaca College student is eligible and highly encouraged to register.

What are the logistics of this event?
The 2022 retreat will take place on Saturday, November 5 at the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn, NY. The bus will leave campus at 9:00am and return to campus at 6:00pm. Meals, transportation, and all materials are provided for attendees, so there is no fee to participate. The retreat will count for three Leading in a Diverse World sessions in the Student Leadership Institute. 

How do I sign up? 

Registration is filled on a first-to-sign-up basis, and space is limited so we encourage interested students to sign up early!

Click here to fill out the registration form. 

Photo showing the entryway to the Heritage Center, a desk with an iPad and posters of historical figures in the background.

The Equal Rights Heritage Center features a state-of-the-art exhibition titled “Seeing Equal Rights in NYS” where New York State’s progressive history supporting equality comes to life through interactive displays. Experience the creative ways New Yorkers organized to stand for justice, and learn about the key contributors from the 1800s to modern day. There will also be an opportunity for retreat participants to visit sites on the Harriet Tubman lantern trail.

Contact Information

For additional information about the Knowledge to Action Retreat, please e-mail, or call 607-274-3222.

This retreat is a collaboration between the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change (IDEAS) and the Office of Student Engagement (OSE).

2022 Retreat Planning Team:

Linnea Carchedi '23 and Megan Parker '23, Student Leadership Consultants

Angelica Carrington, Director of IDEAS

Mish Lenhart, Director of OSE