Junior Summer Institute

YSP Scholars

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
LGBTQ issues
Health disparities
Human trafficking

The goals of JSI are to help students;

  • Develop an understanding of college-level work including Critical Analysis and Writing, through the lens of Social Justice

  • 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