Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

The People's Institute

The People's Institute Retreat

The People’s Institute Retreat (TPI) is an experience designed to explore and reflect upon the interconnection between leadership and social justice, while empowering students to partake in individual identity work through understanding privilege and the responsibility to create social change. 

TPI aims to empower students to explore and reflect upon the interconnection between leadership and social justice. In the spirit of Jesuit education, TPI is an exciting leadership opportunity for students at Loyola University Chicago. This program is designed to raise awareness, examine privilege and responsibility, engage in self-exploration regarding multiple identities, and learn skills to create positive social change.

The students who are selected to participate in this FREE experience will have demonstrated self-motivation and a willingness to learn and share about their lived experiences, while engaging in reflection and dialogue with a diverse cross section of our campus. Because the sponsoring departments cover all costs for participants, and there is a limit to how many students can participate, there is an application process.

Retreat Dates

Saturday February 22, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020


We have confirmed plans with LUREC and are excited to bring a great group of students to the retreat center for TPI. Additional rooms are still available at LUREC, so we can continue to welcome new participants. If you are interested in participating, please apply today here. Please contact Shannon Howes (showes1@luc.edu) if you have any questions.