EnVision Social Justice Leadership Retreat

Join us for EnVision on November 20th-22nd!
Application Deadline Extended to Friday, October 23, 11:59 pm!!

What is EnVision?

EnVision is a two-part off-campus leadership retreat for students interested in working toward a more equitable society and campus community. In EnVision, students will focus on their multiple and intersecting identities, and how the principles of empathy, community, dialogue, and justice can help us in pursuit of inclusive community. EnVision2 participants explore systemic and institutional issues of power and privilege and learn how to apply their knowledge to become effective change agents.

Who is it for?

EnVision is for any student interested in learning more about diversity and engaging in social justice.  EnVision is great for students seeking community and trying to find their place at UR.  EnVision is also great for student leaders looking to make UR an inclusive campus community.

Is there a cost to attend?

No. All costs associated with the retreat are covered with the University. However, accepted students must pay a $25 deposit to reserve their spot which will be returned after the retreat.

When is it?

EnVision will take place the weekend of November 20-22nd off campus. We will leave campus at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon and return on Sunday by 2:00 pm. Students must be available for the entire duration of the retreat in order to attend.

What will it be like?

The retreat is highly interactive, with a blend of small and large group work, some deep thinking mixed in with quiet reflection, and a healthy dose of fun. Most previous EnVision students would thoroughly recommend it to their peers, and have made meaningful friendships with the other students who attended with them. 

Who is the staff of EnVision?

UR Faculty & Staff serve as facilitators for enVision and enVision2.  Any faculty or staff member can apply to faciltitate enVision.  Learn more about facilitating enVision.

How do I apply and when is the deadline?

The applications are open now and the deadline to apply is Friday, October 23, 11:59 pm.

Why is there an application process? Does it mean I might not get to go?

EnVision has slots for about 25 students. The application helps to determine who is most interested in attending and ensures a broad variety of students will be represented.

Where is the retreat being held and what will the accommodations be like?

EnVision will be held at a local retreat center just off campus.  Students will stay comfortably in dorm style housing and meals are served in the dinning hall on site.

Are there any Information Sessions where I can learn more?

Yes! We have two information sessions scheduled this spring to learn more about enVision. They will be Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm in THC 329 and Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm in THC 329. No reservations are required, just stop on in and learn more about the retreat.

What if I have more questions?

We welcome your questions! Contact Lisa Miles lmiles@richmond.edu or Ted Lewis tlewis3@richmond.edu in Common Ground with your questions. 

enVision Info Sessions

Learn more about enVision at one of our information sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 7, 4:30pm, THC 329
  • Thursday, October 15th, 5:00pm, THC 329