About the Sustainability RAP

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.

Students arrive to Cal-Wood

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.