Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Brittany Depew
Environmental & Community Engagement Coordinator
Student Life
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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:

The university selects a different theme for the campus each year. These have been quite diverse, but all have components of sustainability within them. For instance, for the 2009-2010 school year, SOU's theme was "On Being Human" and presentations and events centered around fostering sustainable communities and relationships. One lecture, "People Helping People: Meeting Basic Needs in the Face of Scarce Resources," consisted of panelists from local nonprofits discussing responsible business leadership.

The 2011-2012 campus theme was "Civility."

The current year's theme is "Happiness."

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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