Social Justice

Program Details

Social justice is the idea all people deserve equal rights and opportunities - economically, politically, and socially. As a student in our Social Justice program, you will learn how to open doors and build bridges with the aim to help people in the greatest need.

Social Justice at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

The Social Justice program at Inver Hills has transfer agreements with the following schools:

Student Clubs

Anthropology Club

Purpose: To explore the vast field of anthropology and garner student interest.


Katie Nelson, PhD
Anthropology Faculty
Anthropology Club Faculty Advisor

Asian Club

Purpose: To promote and preserve Asian cultures and to provide recreational opportunities for AC and the surrounding community while providing students with an exposure to Asian culture and language, and opportunities to explore Asian customs, art, and history.


Academic Advisor
Asian Club Staff Advisor

Black Student Union

Purpose: To promote awareness of diversity on the campus and to the community. To allow students an opportunity to explore other educational aspects of diversity.


Grace Jones
Bookstore Customer Services Specialist
BSU Staff Advisor

BSOL–Criminal Justice Club

Purpose: To provide criminal justice forums, job fairs, community service, and awareness of criminal justice careers and academic programs, including raising awareness of the IHCC program.


Leslie Palmer, PhD
Criminal Justice Faculty
BSOL Faculty Advisor

LGBT+ Club

Purpose: To foster an atmosphere of acceptance and tolerance of diversity in sexual orientation, to combat homophobia, discrimination, and harassment in order to create a place of support, respect, pride, and safety for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) members, and their supporters.


Amy Zsohar, PhD
Communications Studies Faculty
LGBT+ Club Faculty Advisor

Muslim Student Association

Purpose: The mission of the Muslim Student Club is to educate the Inver Hills community about the religion of Islam and its culture.


MSA Staff Advisor

UNIDOS Latinx-Chicano-Hispanohablantes

Purpose: UNIDOS Latinx-Chicano-Hispanohablantes Club main purpose is to create conversation, celebration and a safe space for various ethnic groups at Inver Hills Community College. This awareness is cultivated through peer support, cultural activities, social justice initiatives and community outreach projects to build positive change within our own communities.


Gabriela Andersen-Marín
Admissions Advisor
UNIDOS Staff Advisor

Social Justice at Inver Hills Adds Up

Our Social Justice Studies program offers a pathway related to careers aligning with legislation, anthropology, public policy, sociology, humanitarian efforts, criminal justice, education, social work, and more. In this program, you will learn about historical ties to current social structures. You will explore inequities in housing, government, education, social environments, and other institutions. The program covers a range of identities and cultures and social constructs that impact local, national, and global communities.

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Social Justice program:

  1. Develop skills and knowledge to become an effective agent of social change
  2. Learn to articulate social justice frameworks utilizing multiple perspectives
  3. Discover ways to engage with people and power structures to promote equity and inclusion for those from historically and presently minoritized communities.
  4. Recognize and interrogate various forms of social and structural oppression.
  5. Work directly with accomplished, student-centric faculty trained in a wide range of disciplines.
  6. Benefit from small class sizes and a range of classroom experiences to build community with your classmates.

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.