SJI has four ongoing program areas:
The Pipeline to Justice (P2J) scholarship and mentoring program is designed to support community organizers and activists in completing undergraduate degrees at UIC. The Social Justice Minor is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. The Nesbitt, Carrasco, Unzueta Scholarship in Border Crossing Activism is an award program of the Social Justice Initiative that honors a UIC undergraduate student whose scholarship and community engagement demonstrate a commitment to social justice activism across national boundaries and identities. Chicago Social Justice Lens Film Series Is an annual public film and discussion series focused on national and local social justice issues.