Allegheny community and justice studies students turn knowledge into action

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.

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Community Engagement

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.

Student-Faculty Collaboration

Many community and justice studies students carry out independent research or collaborative research with faculty in addition to the Senior Comp.

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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