The University of New Haven’s Institute of Social Justice, comprised of students,
faculty, staff, and community partners, promotes political, economic, and social justice
on campus and in the surrounding community.
The Institute ensures that the needs, perspectives, and goals of persons from historically
marginalized groups and individuals are considered and incorporated into campus life.
In addition, the Institute seeks to challenge the status quo, when necessary, by balancing
the goals and perspectives of traditional power structures with all others. The shared
vision of students, faculty, staff, and community members contributes to six central
components - research, teaching, service, campus and community programming, connections,
and policy development. The central components serve to cultivate a more inclusive,
respectful, and supportive campus and community.