World of Social Justice and Service

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major with an interest in community service and social justice. Through the World of Social Justice and Service, students will learn how their passion for social justice and community service can position them for success. 

 Click here to view the pamphlet for the World of Social Justice and Service!


As a member of the World of Social Justice and Service you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your passion for service. This means you can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!


The World of Social Justice and Service will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend service themed events together.

Fall 2015 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Social Justice and Service
Sociology 180: Social Problems

Spring 2016 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Helping in after school youth programs 
  • Culturally themed dinners
  • Local field trips
  • Food drives benefiting the local community
  • The Food Bank Harvest Food Drive
  • Charity walks and runs
  • Neighborhood cleanups

If you're wondering what kind of impact the World of Social Justice and Service has, in the words of Evelyn Sanles, the Director of Club Zoe,

“SUNY students are the best, and news of the many community service projects that you undertake resonate throughout the city. I consider myself very fortunate, as a representative of a recipient organization, to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful young adults who are so passionate about serving. I am very grateful to each of you for your personal service to the kids at Club Zoe. Your gift of food has made all the difference in our being able to serve hot, nutritious meals to the kids at this time. ...Through your efforts, children in Albany who would otherwise go to bed hungry have the satisfaction of receiving an evening meal. Your example of service gives promise of a brighter future for our world. “


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: Learn the ropes from a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an active and engaged member in your L-LC, you too could become a World Ambassador your Sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Social Justice & Service Lead Faculty: Professor Sheri Stevens
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Thursdays 11:45am-12:40pm

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Social Justice & Service is open to all majors!