Social Justice Leadership Retreat Participants Fall 2022

Social Justice Leadership Retreat

Social Justice Leadership Retreat

The Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR) helps students explore their personal stories and experiences in relation to their peers and in the contexts of systems of power and oppression. SJLR is held annually at an off-site retreat.

By participating in the Social Justice Leadership Retreat, students:

  • Identify their own multiple intersecting identities, experiences and biases, and how they map on to concepts of privilege, dominance, and oppression.
  • Explain how their identities and experiences influence their understanding of leadership.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of their role in interrupting bias and prejudice in themselves and their community, and their role in developing strategies to build positive communities.

Social Justice Leadership Retreat 2023

SJLR 2023 will be held November 3rd-5th at Pyle Event Center in Madison, WI.

This year UW-Madison’s Social Justice Leadership Retreat will engage approximately 60 undergraduate students and 10 facilitators for 3 days of meaningful activities and story sharing. SJLR is an immersive and cohort based experience focused on educating students about the impact of identity, the dynamics of power and privilege, and strategies to create change. Priority registration is October 6th 2023 with applications taken on a rolling basis until October 20th.

Apply Here

For questions about applying for the retreat, email Triston King, Assistant Director of Social Justice Education and Engagement at

2023 Retreat Schedule

Pre-Retreat Dinner Thursday, October 26th 2023 6-8 PM Pyle Center
SJLR Day 1 Friday, November 3, 2023 4:30-8:30 PM Pyle Center
SJLR Day 2 Saturday, November 4, 2023 8 AM-8:30 PM Pyle Center
SJLR Day 3 Sunday, November 5, 2023 8 AM-2:30 PM Pyle Center
Post Retreat Service Day Spring 2024 TBD