Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.90
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Stoeckl
Assistant Director
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?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

The Environmental Leaders Academic Residential Community (ARC) is a living-learning community where first-year students live in the same residence hall with like-minded peers and take classes together: Introduction to Environmental Studies - Humanities in Fall quarter and Topics in the Environmental Leaders ARC, a two-quarter-long, research, leadership, and project-based seminar. The ARC also begins with a multi-day orientation trip where students camp together and learn about specific sustainability themes and topics in the local area.

Other programs that meet this criteria are the two-quarter-long Environmental Leadership Program, a project-based capstone in the Environmental Studies/Science program (cas.uoregon.edu/envs/hands-on/leadership), and several study abroad programs with Global Education Oregon (GEO) (geo.uoregon.edu/programs?combine_1=&field_program_status_value=1&term_node_tid_depth%5B%5D=407&field_language_requirement_value=All).

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