Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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University of California, Berkeley
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kira Stoll
Director of Sustainability
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:

Put simply, the Global Environment Theme House (GETH) champions a greener way of life.
Our academic seminar includes learning from faculty and peers, mixed with career advising, but mostly it fosters a forum for a meaningful exchange of ideas in a small group setting. Participants learn about green living, give back to the environment, grow as leaders and form friendships that can last a lifetime.

Program requirements

GETH residents are expected to spend 2-4 hours a week engaged in Theme Program activities including:
 Enrollment and active participation in the 2-unit seminar Natural Resources 24/84: Global Environment Theme House (1 unit each semester)
 Attendance at GETH meetings
 Participation in Theme Program events

Seminar and events
The seminar is a 1 unit per semester, pass/no pass Freshman Seminar class that meets once a week and is taught by College of Natural Resources faculty. Topics for the seminar relate to environmental action and research on and around the Berkeley campus. Students can review a sample course syllabus to get an idea about the coursework and expectations. If admitted to the theme house, students will be given more information about how to enroll in the class.

Events include a wide variety of leadership and community-building activities like dinners with faculty, study groups, and field trips.

Even though it's call the Global Environment Theme House, GETH residents actually live together on the Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) which is situated below the beautiful Berkeley hills on the southeast end of campus.


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