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    Why LSJ?

    We are a supportive intellectual community, where students ask big questions, explore multiple perspectives, and prepare for careers of meaning and purpose.

    Mission and Vision
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    Hotel-Based Intervention

    Professor Katherine Beckett and LSJ Alum Ramon Hernandez Work with JustCARE to Address Unsheltered Homelessness in Seattle

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    Innovative Faculty & Curriculum

    Our faculty expertise spans multiple social science disciplines, cultivating a dynamic curriculum that fuels creativity and critical thinking.

    Meet Our Faculty
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    LSJ in the Community

    Based on our commitment to social justice and service, LSJ maintains a strong presence in the community through internships, advocacy, and volunteering.

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    Making Amends

    Professor Steve Herbert releases podcast exploring atonement. Featuring six men incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary, this series explores atonement, accountability, and justice in the age of mass incarceration. 

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    Alumni Connections

    Our extensive alumni network provides students with meaningful mentorship and support throughout their undergraduate experience.

    Alumni Network

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