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

Friday, February 21, 2020 – Sunday, February 22, 2020


Application will be available beginning on September 30, 2019. 

Priority deadline for general participants is November 29, 2019. 

The application to participate is now open here. If spots remain after the November 29 priority deadline, we will continue to accept applications through mid-January. If you have a significant amount of experience participating in and/or facilitating discussions about social justice and inclusion, please consider applying to serve as a small group facilitator by November 1.

For more information, please contact Joe Saucedo at jsaucedo4@luc.edu.