Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.71
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Saint Louis University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jason Knouft
Interim Director
Center for 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?:

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Saint Louis University has other immersion experiences through Campus Ministry. These experiences, which challenge students to engage the gritty realities of the world while reflecting on the values of human dignity and servant leadership, are integral to a Jesuit Catholic education at SLU. Participants in immersion experiences meet multiple times throughout the semester to learn more about Catholic Social Teaching, social analysis, spiritual reflection and the history of the communities they will enter into. At the heart of the experience is the time students spend on their immersion with a marginalized community. They will build community on multiple levels, engage with communities that wrestle with marginalization and social injustice, and reflect on this experience in light of their diverse faith and spiritual lives. For example, the "Urban Justice Issues" immersion trip will give participants the opportunity to examine some of the economic, racial, political and religious divisions in St. Louis and talk to groups who are trying to effect change.

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