SESP Leadership Institute

SESP Leadership Institute

The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Leadership Institute is a summer academic program focused on supporting incoming students to draw on their histories and perspectives to shape their respective fields and thrive at Northwestern and beyond. Students who are the first in their family to attend college are especially encouraged to join.

The institute introduces cutting-edge research on education, learning sciences, human development, and social policy, and provides students with the opportunity to engage deeply with questions of identity, inequality, and society.

Students in the program will take one SESP core requirement class (Culture and Cognition), engage in a variety of leadership and team-building activities, and connect with professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The institute also provides opportunities to learn about how to get involved in a range of organizations and activities at Northwestern.


For questions about the SESP Leadership Institute please contact the SESP Student Affairs Office at or 847-491-3790.

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Undergraduate Office

School of Education and Social Policy

2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-3790