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 9, 2018–Sunday, February 11, 2018


Priority Deadline for 2018 will be December 1, 2017. 

The application to participate is now open here. The priority application deadline is Friday, December 1st. If spots remain after that date, we will continue to accept applications through mid-January. If you have had 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 13th.

For more information, please go to the Student Leadership Development website or contact Joe Saucedo at jsaucedo4@luc.edu