YSP Junior Summer Institute

Junior Summer Institute

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Junior Summer Institute (JSI) brings together rising junior, pre-college Scholars from all participating Young Scholar cities. During the one-week residential program, students will:

  • Gain awareness of campus resources, academic offerings, faculty, and scholars

  • Practice scholarship through the lens of researching/addressing social justice issues

2019 Social Justice Themes

  • Civil Rights/policing/criminal justice

  • Education

  • Hunger

  • Homelessness

  • LGBTQ issues

  • Health disparities

  • Human trafficking

The goals of JSI are to help students:

  • Create goals and a plan for growth during the academic year
  • Increase awareness of what it takes to become a successful Ohio State student
  • Understand the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to success
  • Gain familiarity with campus resources including university faculty, staff, offices, and programs
  • Leave the experience with an excitement and enthusiasm about their future academic career at Ohio State
  • Create a spirit of collegiality, collaboration and cohesiveness among our scholars and staff