Students Building Unity Retreat

Students Building Unity Retreat

The Brooklyn College "Students Building Unity" Retreat is a two and a half day program enabling students from various backgrounds to engage in experiential learning in a unique and diverse setting.

As part of the Unity Retreat goals, students will:

  • Explore their strengths and opportunities for growth and development in order to create a personal vision for success.
  • Learn about group dynamics.
  • Utilize the skills learned to enhance campus life.
  • Participate in diversity activities.
  • Develop a common collaborative vision.

Benefits of attending the Retreat 

  • Receive targeted scholarship information. 
  • Priority access to volunteer opportunities.
  • Connect to a network of engaged students.
  • Develop transferable 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Second-semester first-year students, sophomores, juniors and seniors with 15 credits or more; graduate students with nine credits or more.
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher for undergraduate students in good standing; GPA of 3.0 or higher for graduate students.
  • Available during the spring semester to plan and participate in activities for the Unity Week Program.
  • Demonstrated school spirit and interest in leadership, community building, and intergroup collaboration preferred.

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the application form
  • Attach a current resume.
  • Attach a personal statement addressing the following: Please describe how participating in this Unity Retreat will benefit you and how you will utilize the knowledge and skills gained to enhance student life on campus. 
  • Applications are also available in 2153 Boylan Hall. For more information, please contact Renee Straker.

Selection Process

Qualified students will be scheduled for a brief interview with a member of the selection committee.

The selection committee consists of current students, staff and Brooklyn College alumni. Selected students will be notified before the end of the fall 2015 semester. 

  • Included in the Trip (Transportation (to and from Brooklyn 
  • Seven meals, beverages and snacks during the day and 
  • Accommodations for two 
  • Social activities.

Accommodations can be made for individuals with special needs, as well as any dietary needs.

Program Outline


Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Thursday, January 14, 2016