To students and alums of SSI RAP: Thank you for a rich and productive six years! As of the end of academic year 2016-2017 the SSI RAP will close.
The focus of this unique RAP has been to provide a fertile academic and social environment – one that is active (and pro-active), engaged around issues of importance that are relevant to our interdependence as human beings and all of life on a finite planet.
The first-year student’s experience as a member of this community is multifaceted and interdisciplinary. Students with many interests will experience the benefits of a RAP as they become active in it. Our interdependence is the key to solving some of the toughest issues of the day. Through every aspect of the year-long program the RAP experience here will be rewarding and memorable, depending on your participation.
Williams Village North Residence Hall, or “WV40°N” – its location is on Baseline Road at the 40th parallel – is the largest LEED Platinum residence hall in the U.S. The beauty, light and amenities of the building have earned it high approval ratings among students.
In spring 2017 the SSI RAP offers SUST 2800, a problem-solving 1 credit seminar course through which students, formed into small groups, will develop a solution - a creative enterprise that can be developed into a business, an NGO, a non-profit, or some version of a social venture. Also in spring 2017 the course offerings will include Anthropology - Non Western Cultures, as well as Environmental Justice.