Student Leadership Initiative
The mission of the Embrey Human Rights Program’s Student Leadership
Initiative (SLI) is to give exceptionally-motivated students the opportunity
to address human rights abuses by managing long-term service learning projects
through academic study and activism.
The Student Leadership Initiative (SLI) was created in the summer of 2010 as a way for students in the Embrey Human Rights Program and other socially-conscious SMU student leaders to be involved in human rights research and service-learning projects in regions of global interest. As a student-led initiative, SLI is focused in providing interesting and engaging opportunities to the SMU student body while perpetuating universal human rights and enriching the educational quality of SMU. Through participation in SLI, we hope to equip future leaders with the skills to understand global and local human rights violations and to empower these students to inspire and affect sustainable global change through human rights service.
SLI’s inaugural project, the U.S.-Mexico Border Project, will be focused on migration issues in the region of national and international interest. In January 2011, SLI will send twelve SMU student leaders to investigate human rights issues of personal interest while providing real change through service.
SLI is currently looking for SMU student leaders who are passionate towards human rights service and motivated to affect real change in the SMU and global community to join SLI, apply for leadership positions, and apply to join us in our inaugural project.
For further information about SLI and our U.S.-Mexico Border Project, please contact Jordan Johansen at email@example.com or (214) 236-1923.