Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elias Frantz
Sustainability Assistant
VCU 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:

VCU Transform is a living-learning program promoting community engagement through academic coursework and co-curricular experiences. The mission of VCU Transform is to enrich and deepen students’ understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities and address critical societal needs through long-term sustainable partnerships. Transform co-curricular activity is dedicated to community-based needs in the following areas of impact: accessible and affordable housing, community building, education and workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness.

VCU's Ecovillage living-learning program is a community of students with a self-identified interest in sustainability. Students take a required introductory course that familiarizes them with all dimensions of sustainability and work with various community partners focused on bettering the VCU and Richmond community through volunteer opportunities and educational workshops.


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