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Application Information

Social Justice is the pursuit of a world where everyone has equal access to opportunity and rewards regardless of their socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, creed, or national origin. Social Justice is based on ideas of equality and social change for the empowerment of all people.  In pursuit of social justice, Coastal Carolina University’s Social Justice Research Initiative (SJRI) works in collaboration with diverse community partners to promote and integrate experiential learning, community-based research, and social activism.

  • Would you like to learn more about social justice?
  • Are you interested in making a positive difference in your community? 
  • Do you want to network and develop other professional skills?


SJRI 2013 Summer Workshop

July 29 - August 3

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Twenty-five students will be selected for participation in the Social Justice Research Initiative’s 2013 Summer Workshop.  Current, new and transfer students who will attend CCU in fall 2013 are eligible to apply.  Students selected for participation will receive a $200 stipend.  The workshop will introduce students to social justice issues, local community organizations working for social change, and community activism.  Applicants must have a C average to be considered for participation in the SJRI workshop.  Interested students must complete the information form (see page 2) AND answer all application questions (see page 3).  

***The deadline for receipt of the completed application is July 7th, 2013. ***

Click here to apply online.

If applying by email:

Please attach an electronic copy of your most current unofficial transcript and the completed application (see following pages) to SJRI@coastal.edu. The subject line should read, “2013 Summer Workshop”.

If applying by U.S. Mail:

Send the completed application, along with your current unofficial transcript to:

Coastal Carolina University

P.O. Box 261954

Conway, SC


ATTN:  Deborah Perkins, Ph.D., 227 Brittain Hall


“There must exist a paradigm, a practical model for social change that includes an understanding of ways to transform consciousness that are linked to efforts to transform structures.”

-bell hooks

Principal Investigator

Deborah Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology

227 Penny Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528

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