We’ll set the stage for your success by teaching you how to demonstrate effective community engagement and organizing in concrete, real-world settings.
Our community and justice studies students solidify their skills through independent and collaborative research, internships, community engagement, study away, and more.
Students explore the meaning and power of community by working with local non-profits, government agencies, and grassroots organizations to address real-world issues, from systemic racism to the lack of affordable housing.
Many community and justice studies students carry out independent research or collaborative research with faculty in addition to the Senior Comp.
Recent Senior Comps
The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.
Considering Extinction: The Anthropocene, Zoos, and Human Divorce from the Natural
Global BIPOC Climate Activism vs. Mainstream Environmentalism: A Case Study
A is for Activism, Z is for Zombies: Social Change in Disney Movies
Finding Meaning through Youth Organizing: A Politics of Belonging in Meadville
Fouling Out: A Community Reflection on the Academic Ejection of Black Male Student-Athletes