Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Maryland, College Park
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):

The University of Maryland offers a number of Living & Learning Programs, several of which incorporate sustainability-oriented problem solving as a theme. Living & Learning Programs are specialized residential programs that have direct connections with faculty and specific academic units. The faculty and academic administrators link the curricular and residential experiences of participating students in ways that create opportunities for deeper understanding and integration of classroom material. The College Park Scholars Environment, Technology, and Economy (ETE) Living & Learning Program welcomes academically talented students of all majors who are interested in investigating the multiple dimensions of global sustainability. ETE students live together in Centreville Hall in the Cambridge Community for their first two years on campus and actively participate in once-a-week, small, colloquia classes for which they obtain 16-18 credits. The students also select from 5-6 field trips each semester and complete an internship, service project or research project to link their major to global sustainability. The ETE faculty aims to engage students in the most up-to-date developments in global sustainability -- from the growth of green business ventures, to technological advances in clean energy production, to human impacts on endangered species.

The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :

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