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Peace and Justice Institute

PJI Distinction

The Peace and Justice Distinction is one of a number of co-curricular distinctions offered at Valencia College.

The Distinction offers an opportunity for a co-curricular focus in peace and justice to advance his or her personal and professional development. Through the Distinction program, the student will gain awareness, garner interest, and seek additional learning opportunities in Peace and Justice.

The Peace and Justice Distinction offers an entry into the work of the Peace and Justice Institute. Upon completion of the PJI Distinction, the student becomes eligible to be a Peace and Justice Ambassador and/or apply to become a Leadership Fellow (with a $500 stipend per semester) with the Institute.

The Distinction offers a certificate and graduation chord upon completion, honorable mention in the Peace and Justice bi-annual newsletter and recognition at the annual Student Awards Ceremony.

PJI Certification Requirements:

  1. Attend the Be the Change skillshop for an overview of the PJI or meet one on one with a representative from PJI 8 points

  2. Attend 7 PJI events over the course of one year (7 events at 8 points each) 56 points

  3. Volunteer with the Peace and Justice Ambassadors during two additional events (2 events @ 8 points each) 16 points

  4. Attend one off-campus PJI event or service learning experience 8 points

  5. Create a Capstone Project demonstrating the learnings from PJI 12 points

  6. Total Points Required 100 points

Click here to register in order to become a candidate for the PJI Distinction.

As a result of completing the Peace and Justice Certification you will receive:

  • A special PJI cord to wear at graduation
  • A certificate of completion for your academic portfolio
  • Honorable mention in the PJI bi-annual newsletter
  • Recognition at the Annual Student Awards Ceremony
 
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    Goals of the Institute are to:
    1. Create and teach a Peace and Justice Studies curriculum
    2. Sponsor and collaborate on peace and justice events
    3. Foster a connection with Valencia's A.S. programs in peace studies and conflict transformation
    4. Offer community outreach in peace and justice
    5. Engage in realizing Valencia's core competencies