Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

Denison is a member of the The Global Liberal Arts Alliance - an international partnership of colleges and universities advancing liberal arts education within the contexts of its member institutions. The Alliance fosters a community of institutional leaders, faculty, staff, and students to address the pressing intellectual, social, political, educational and cultural issues of the highly globalized twenty-first century.

The Alliance fulfills its mission by:

Strengthening the ability of our liberal arts institutions to operate effectively and globally; and,
Facilitating global course, curricular, co-curricular connections and scholarly activities among our institutions, and the mobility of students, faculty, staff, and leadership within the Alliance network. https://liberalartsalliance.org.

Many of the course and program offerings focus on the Grand Challenge which includes issues of climate change. https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org

Denison also maintains and operates the Homestead. The Homestead is a living-learning experience unique among American colleges and universities. It is a student-run intentional community with a focus on ecological sustainability. Twelve students per semester live and work together in pursuit of a more ecologically sustainable lifestyle. Homesteaders also work to promote their projects, lifestyle, and ideals to non-members. Homesteaders must take the Homestead Seminar each semester they live there that incorporates a specific learning projects that enhances the Homestead community. https://denison.edu/campus/homestead

Denison has a robust Study-Abroad/Off-Campus Study program. In recent years students have been afforded the opportunity to take advantage of immersive sustainability-focused experience that include the following programs:

Using the weblink below provide more in-depth descriptions of each program.

Australia, New Zealand
TROPICAL RAINFOREST STUDIES
Bolivia
MULTICULTURALISM, GLOBALIZATION & SOCIAL CHANGE
Bonaire
TROPICAL MARINE ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION
Brazil
SOCIAL JUSTICE & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Bhutan
HIMALAYAN ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY IN TRANSITION
China
BEIJING ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL & ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
Costa Rica
MONTEVERDE SUSTAINABILITY & THE ENVIRONMENT
Costa Rica
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Denmark
SUSTAINABILITY
Jordan
HEALTH & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Kenya
URBANIZATION, HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS
Madagascar
URBANIZATION & RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Mexico
MIGRATION, GLOBALIZATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
Mongolia
GEOPOLITICS & THE ENVIRONMENT
Nepal
DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL CHANGE
New Zealand
CULTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT: A SHARED FUTURE
Panama
TROPICAL ISLAND BIODIVERSITY & CONSERVATION STUDIES
Peru
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES & GLOBALIZATION
United States
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY - SCIENCE, PUBLIC POLICY & COMMUNITY ACTION
United States, Fiji/Somoa & New Zealand
SUSTAINABILITY IN POLYNESIAN ISLAND CULTURES & ECOSYSTEMS
United States, French Polynesia & New Zealand
OCEANS & CLIMATE
Vietnam
CULTURE, SOCIAL CHANGE & DEVELOPMENT


Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
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