An Experiential Learning Program

Experiential Learning in Sustainability

In addition to selective coursework, students pursuing the Sustainability Certificate should complete 60 hours of hands-on experiential learning outside of the classroom. All experiences must be approved prior to beginning your hours, and all experience forms must be maintained and submitted.

If you have not identified an experiential learning opportunity, make an appointment with the Certificate Coordinator to get started.

Your Experience should:

  • Be completed with one organization or department.
    • Multiple tasks or projects are permitted, but it must be with one site. 
  • Include some kind of applied learning component. 
    • Such as results in or contributes to a report, project, research, result, etc. Simply showing up for a group volunteer activity is not sufficient for experiential learning. 
  • Be approved by the Certificate Coordinator before you begin your hours. 
    • ​Simply complete the Proposal form and submit for approval. 
  • Coincide with the completion and submission of all four required experience forms.
  • Retroactive experiences are subject to approval.
    • Experiences may be retroactively applied, if completed within the last academic year. They are still subject to approval and all required paperwork will still have to be completed. 

If you have not identified an experiential learning opportunity, make an appointment with the Certificate Coordinator to get startedAll experiences will be subject to the approval of the certificate program. 

 

Student volunteering in the KU Student Rain Garden


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Spring 2017 Deadline

Students graduating in May 2017 should complete and submit all certificate requirements by Friday, May 5 at 5pm

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