Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jenny Taylor
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

PLU offers a first-year experience that is developed to create sustained communities throughout the first year. This begins by having students be grouped in new student orientation based on the writing seminar they have chosen to take. In the opposite semester that the writing seminar is taken, the same group of students take an investigative inquiry class that is “specially designed for First-Year students, will introduce you to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field.”
This program allows students to maintain a stable group of students with which they have at least one class throughout the entire first year.

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
Into the Beautiful North

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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