The Social Justice Center at FIT, a first-of-its-kind initiative in higher education, is a groundbreaking effort to address the systemic problems faced by BIPOC youth, college students, and working professionals in the fields that drive the creative economy. The SJC offers meaningful support and services to help BIPOC students and employees succeed in the creative industries, including fashion. We believe these efforts can significantly increase diversity and equity in these industries.

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Learn More About the Social Justice Center

Through the SJC, FIT collaborates with industry partners from the public and private sectors to address diversity issues faced by BIPOC individuals throughout their education and career development. This unique partnership was created to invest in sustained and meaningful change in order to ensure the success of students and professionals of diverse backgrounds and make the creative industries more equitable.

The Social Justice Center at FIT

About the Social Justice Center at FIT

More info about the SJC—what it is and what it does. Learn how it’s benefiting BIPOC students and changing the culture of the creative industries.

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Prospective Students

Is the SJC at FIT for you? Find out about what we offer middle school, high school, and college students.

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Support the Social Justice Center at FIT

The SJC is a partnership between education and industry—and industry support is what enables real change. Find out how your company can help.

Recent Partnerships


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The Social Justice Center at FIT and the NFL Players Association teamed up for a T-shirt design contest to drive awareness around the issue of health inequity. This video features the contest winner, FIT student Siara Mencia, Textile/Surface Design '24. 

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Carolina Herrera and the SJC

After a successful first year of partnership, Carolina Herrera is recommitting its involvement with the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Carolina Herrera Social Justice Scholars Program, which will support select female students through four years of studies. Knowledge is power, and at Carolina Herrera, we are just getting started. Video by: @shawnaferreira 

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Learn about the SJC scholarship at FIT. 

Contact Us

For more information on the Social Justice Center and how you can be involved, please contact:

Nicole Finigan Ndzibah
Executive Director of the Social Justice Center at FIT
[email protected]