Social Action Leadership Retreat

Program Information:

The Social Action Leadership Retreat provides an opportunity for students to focus on the leadership skills required to be an effective community organizer and social justice activist. During the SALR, students will learn about a social justice topic, and while creating tangible pieces that can be shared to promote awareness of an important social issue. 

Who is this program for?
The Social Action Leadership 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 cultures 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 cultural backgrounds who want to participate. Every Ithaca College student is eligible and highly encouraged to register.

What are the logistics of this event?
The next SALR will take place on November 13, 2021. Lunch and all materials are provided for attendees, so there is no cost 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 will for the retreat will be available in September 2021 - stay tuned and follow @ose_ic on Instagram for updates! Space is limited, so we ask students to register only if they plan to attend all three events. There is no fee to register or participate in the events.

7 students sitting around a table filled with papers

2019 Social Action Leadership Retreat participants making zines to help others learn about meaningful social issues.

Quotes from past Social Action Leadership participants:

"I learned to really embrace who I am, where I come from and how to voice my perspective."

"Everyone has a different story - and people have struggles like my own."

"I plan to step out of my comfort zone and talk to family and friends about these issues."

Contact Information

For additional information about the Social Action Leadership Series, please e-mail mlenhart@ithaca.edu, or call 607-274-3222.

This retreat is a collaboration between the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, New Student Transition Programs, and the Office of Student Engagement.