Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 25.45
Liaison Meghann Jarchow
Submission Date Jan. 30, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of South Dakota
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Holly Black
Sustainability & Environment
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Partners in the Parks: USD Honors Program is a National Collegiate Honors Council Member which allows students in the Honors Program to attend Partners in the Parks service-learning/outdoor experimental learning projects. For example, one project was a week at Zion National Park. This included 15 honors students from across the country coming together to volunteer at the park, learn, and admire the beauty of the American National Park System.

Faculty-Led Programs: USD offers a variety of sustainability focused Faculty-Led Programs that allow students to travel and gain college credit. Examples include USD FLP Malta: Coastal and Marine Sustainability (SUST), USD FLP Greece: Isles of Greece! (SUST, HIST, ENGL, several cross-listings), and USD FLP Costa Rica: Biology Field Ecology (BIOL).

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.