Social justice promotes the "distribution of advantages to be fair and equitable to all, regardless of race, gender, ability, status, sexual orientation, physical makeup, or religious creed" (Fouad, Gerstein, & Toporek, 2006, p. 1).

The Ball State University Social Justice League (SJL) is an organization of students and faculty members united by their commitment to social justice as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) set by the United Nations Commission in 1948.

The SJL seeks to change social institutions, political and economic systems, and governmental structures that perpetuate unfair practices, structures, and policies in terms of accessibility, resource distribution, and human rights. This includes working to combat discrimination in individuals, families, groups, organizations, legislation processes, nations, and political and ethnic conflicts whether they are inside or outside the United States and to protect the environment and human rights everywhere.