The peace and social justice studies minor is an interdisciplinary program focusing on social responsibility by examining the means of establishing justice, achieving peace, and resolving conflicts nonviolently. There are two alternative tracks in the program. The international/global track concentrates on social responsibility between nations and other large groups, while the individual/local track focuses on social responsibility among individuals, small groups and communities.
- Valpo’s culture of service, exemplified by its Office of Volunteer Programs and Community Research and Service Center, make it an excellent setting for examining the ethics and practice of service.
- Valpo’s annual Peace and Social Justice Symposium, begun as a class project in 2002, offers guest speakers, panel discussions, workshop sessions, training seminars and interactive programs on race relations, conflict resolution, and social activism.