Appalachia Immersion

Environmental Justice in Appalachia

Spencer, West Virginia 



Learn about the history, culture, and challenges of communities in Appalachia through the lens of environmental justice. Campus Ministry partners with the Appalachian Institute for this week-long experience, which includes conversations with community partners, visits to relevant sites (such as a mountaintop removal site), and intentional reflection with the immersion community.

2019-2020 Information

2019 Program Dates Spring Break (March 21-28, 2020)
2019 Formation Information Weekly on Wednesdays in Winter Quarter, one post-trip integration meeting
Financial Commitment* $1000
Contact CM for Social Justice

 *$50 deposit due upon acceptance to immersion. Financial commitment may be fundraised or paid out of pocket. As part of the formation experience, the group of students participating on this immersion will work together to develop creative fundraising efforts to offset the cost of this immersion. Often, fundraising covers the majority of the cost for most students.

This has been a capstone of my time at SU, and I will carry the hollers of West Virginia and their beautiful people in my heart for a long time. Their hospitality and pride has truly ignited a curiosity and willingness to live deeper and fuller in my communities.

Jacqueline Shrader Participant