Environment and SocietyCollege Eight’s theme, Environment and Society, embodies the college’s concern for environmental issues within a social, political, scientific, and humanistic context.
The College Eight core course, Environment and Society, deepens students’ understanding of the vital connection between contemporary social organization and environmental change through a series of lectures, films, readings, small-group discussions, and an individual research project. The course enables students to develop their academic reading skills in a seminar format.
Educational Enrichment and Extracurricular Opportunities
- College Eight, enriched by its diversity, is an inclusive community that emphasizes the importance of individual academic success. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives bring together students, staff, and faculty to develop high-quality educational and celebratory events.
- Independent undergraduate research and community service are encouraged, and the student garden offers a quarterly internship for academic credit.
- The faculty, representing a broad spectrum of majors and academic interests, encourages students to become involved with the complex problems of contemporary society.
- A wide variety of co-curricular activities provide opportunities for students to connect their academic work with other interests. Each fall quarter College Eight students participate in the Sustainability Projects, allowing students to have a firsthand experience in farming and agriculture or habitat restoration
- Housing themes at College Eight include Sustainability, Women in Science, Engineering & Math, Social Justice, Multicultural Leadership, and Service Learning.
Housing and Dining
- Residence halls are arranged in four quads, each with two buildings.
- The apartments are reserved for continuing and upper-division students.
- Housing Themes and Options at College Eight
- A dining hall and cafe are located at this college.