When UCF asked students what they care about, undergraduates responded with a clear, unified voice: the Environment and Global Climate Change. UCF undergraduates are passionate about creating a just and sustainable future. This passion has become the driving force behind the University of Central Florida’s Unifying Theme.
The Unifying Theme was created to focus discussion and reflection across the General Education Program, but has now broadened its horizons to include the entire Undergraduate Studies program. Regardless of major or academic subject, the Unifying Theme is applicable amongst all possible topics. Thus, the Unifying Theme encourages UCF undergraduate students at all academic stages to engage in an interdisciplinary, academic discourse about the Environment and Global Climate Change, potential solutions, and opportunities for direct student action. UCF students have chosen the Environment and Global Climate Change as more than an academic topic—it’s a cause to which they are deeply committed. With the incorporation of environmental issues into UCF’s academic studies, UCF is able to provide all of its students with a strong and informed foundation of the ‘Green’ future ahead.
The Unifying Theme website gathers, organizes, & encourages interdisciplinary uses of environmental resources – applicable to both students & faculty – for use in the campus-wide sustainability initiative.