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enVision Social Justice Leadership Retreat

Join us for the enVision retreat on Sat. & Sun., Oct. 6-7, 2018

Application deadline is Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

What is enVision?
enVision is an 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.
Who should consider participating in enVision?
enVision is for any student with a desire to learn about others and share your story, across differences. In other words, if you are interested in learing about social justice and how different identities experience various power and privileges in the world, you are welcome to apply. No previous experience is necessary, just bring a willingness to learn and an open mind.
Is there a cost to attend?
No. All costs associated with the retreat, including housing, food, and transportation, are covered by the University. However, accepted students must pay a $20 deposit to reserve their spot. This deposit will be returned to students who attend the retreat; students who do not attend will not be reimbursed. If you are unable to pay the deposit, please contact Common Ground staff and we will work with you.
When is the retreat?
enVision will take place the weekend of Oct. 6-7 off campus. 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.  We ask that students come with a desire to participate and a willingness to listen to and learn from others. And there will be a healthy dose of fun. It's also a great opportunity to meet other highly engaged students who share your desire to live in a more just community. 
Who makes up the enVision staff?
UR faculty & staff and alumni serve as facilitators for enVision.
When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply is Sun., Sept. 23, 2018.
How do I apply?
You may apply by clicking on the the application link.
Why is there an application process? Does that 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 held? 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 dining hall on site.
Can I nominate a student to participate?
Yes! To nominate a student for enVision, please fill out this form.
How can I learn more?
We will be in the Hanging Lounge on Tue., Sept. 18, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to answer your questions about the retreat.
What if I have more questions?
We welcome your questions! Contact Lisa Miles lmiles@richmond.edu, Lee Dyer, ldyer@richmond.edu  or Glyn Hughes ghughes@richmond.edu in Common Ground with your questions. 

enVision Drop-in Info Session

Come visit us in the Hanging Lounge on Tue., Sep. 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for more information!