At the CUNY school of labor and urban studies (SLU), students are our most valuable asset. They bring the energy, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to public service that makes SLU such a unique learning institution.

We are a School for people who want to make a contribution toward social justice—in the workplace, in the community, in the institutions that serve our diverse urban populations. Whether you are a continuing student, just starting at SLU, or want to learn more, we are here to provide you with the tools to succeed academically and professionally.

Learn more about the SLU experience from current and former students

Hear from some of our distinguished students or read about their inspiring stories

Courses and Programs

Courses and Programs

Faculty and Staff

What You Will Learn

Work/Life Balance

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Marie Francois Finds Her Voice at SLU

Building Bridges with Cassy Klewicki

Building Blocks for a Career in Public Service

Documenting Domestic Workers’ Fight for Rights

Haley Shaffer Builds a Career in the Labor Movement

Kayleigh Truman’s Journey to Broadway, and Beyond