Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.20
Liaison Smith Getterman
Submission Date March 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Baylor University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Smith Getterman
Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Projects
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

The university offers a semester long sustainability focused internship through the university's Office of Sustainability. The intern serves as the Assistant Director of Sustainability and Special Project's student assistant being invited to all sustainability related meetings and acts as the point person for numerous university sustainability projects. The intern also works directly with on campus partners on their sustainability related projects. The internship covers all aspects of sustainability including environmental and social justice related issues. At the conclusion of the semester, the intern must write a comprehensive academic paper reviewing what they've learned from their experience.

The university also offers a living and learning immersive experience through the Outdoor Adventure LLC. The Outdoor Adventure Living and Learning Center is one if the unique opportunities at Baylor designed to put students with common interests together in living and learning environments that serve to enhance all areas of their development as college students.

Our mission statement is: "To provide like-minded students an opportunity for personal growth, intellectual stimulation and leadership skills through outdoor adventure experiences."

Students in the program will have one class together each semester. This class will prepare each student for the outdoor adventures that they will go on throughout the year and even beyond Baylor. In addition to this class, students will have opportunities to hear from speakers specializing in outdoor adventures. Students will also have amazing opportunities to plan and go on trips that feature kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, and more! And if that isn't enough, there are tons of social events that will periodically happen throughout the year.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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