First-Year Learning Communities

 Sustainable Seahawks Learning Community


Sustainable_LC_Icon.pngThe Sustainable Seahawks Learning Community integrates the three pillars of sustainability – environmental protection, economic vitality and social equity – to provide an interdisciplinary educational program. Students will connect with faculty, staff and community partners to engage in projects and programming that directly and positively impact sustainability within UNCW and the larger community. The community is open to all incoming freshmen from all majors who recognize that a healthy society requires sustainable ecological and economic practices, a concern for social equity and justice, and the motivation to act on that knowledge.

Sustainable Seahawks Members will live in Keystone House if their application is received by May 15th, 2020

 “I love sustainability because I know the efforts each of us make to improve our planet make a difference and inspire others to join the cause. Our sustainability class is giving me more opportunities to get involved, reach out to others and make connections, and not only improve UNCW but our community and planet.”

-Jake Bergen

Sustainable Seahawks Learning Community cultivates well-rounded leaders in sustainability, civic engagement, interdisciplinary interests and social justice. We accomplish this through:

  • Providing an interdisciplinary learning environment that builds understanding of sustainable ecological and economic systems and concern for social equity.
  • Applied/service learning opportunities with community partners. These businesses and organizations support sustainability principles, goals and practices and provide unique opportunities for UNCW students to apply course concepts to real-world issues.
  • Encouraging students, faculty and staff to participate in building a socially diverse, just and sustainable society through engaged, collaborative effort.
  • Providing valuable networking opportunities and research opportunities that build career readiness.
  • Joyful engagement with the beautiful environment that exists in Wilmington. We have fun!

The courses included are:

  1. Global Environmental Issues (EVS 205)
  2. Modern Social Problems (SOC 215)
  3. First-Year Seminar (UNI 101).
For additional information or if you have any questions about this community, please contact