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enVision Social Justice Leadership Retreat

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?
Please check back later for more info regarding the next enVision retreat.
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. 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 staff, faculty, & alumni serve as facilitators for enVision.
When is the deadline to apply?
Please check back later for more info regarding the next enVision retreat.
How do I apply?
Registration is now closed.
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?
Please check back later for more info regarding the next enVision retreat.
What if I have more questions?
Contact Lisa Miles or Lee Dyerin Common Ground with your questions.
enVision Fall 2018 Retreat