New Undergraduate General Education Requirement in Sustainability

We have a new General Education requirement in Sustainability.  The requirement was approved by the Faculty Senate on March 9 and by the Board of Trustees on Monday of this week.  Beginning in Fall 2015, all newly matriculating undergraduate students must satisfy the Sustainability requirement before they can graduate.  The requirement will not apply to currently matriculated students. 

It is important for you to be aware of this new curricular requirement as you advise your students.  Students can meet the requirement by taking a Sustainability course, curriculum or co-curricular module approved by the Faculty Senate’s Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee (SCRC) and noted by the designation SU in its title.  The requirement will be noted in the CATS Degree Audits of new students.  Students, including transfer students, will be able to petition the SCRC for Sustainability transfer credit for a course taken at another accredited institution, or a non-course alternative experience that the student feels meets the criteria set by the SCRC.  The SU courses will be listed in Banner and the University Catalog in time for use at the upcoming Orientation sessions. 

At this time, additional information regarding the new requirement can be found online here at the General Education Sustainability website.  A new website for the Sustainability Requirement will be available soon, providing essential information and answers to frequently asked questions.