Theme Learning Communities 2016‐2017

Theme Community
What is it all about?
Possible Activities
Adventure Leadership
Adventure Leadership (ALC)is all about learning about yourself
Ropes Course, 14er Hiking,
and the outdoors. Students have opportunities to learn outdoor
Backpacking Trips, Ice Climbing,
survival skills, skills around various activities, and leadership skills Archery, Food Pantry volunteering.
around social justice, service learning, and self‐awareness
Athleticism & Wellness
Athleticism & Wellness (A&W) students are all about getting out
Frisbee, Intramural Sports, 14er
and having fun. Team sports, supporting Mines athletics and
Hikes, 5K’s with Faculty Friends,
wellness activities are where they spend their time, learning how
game day tailgates, yoga, talks on
to care for themselves in college and how to stay happy & healthy. nutrition and mental wellness
Honors Explore Floor
Explore students are those admitted to Mines First Year Honors
Book clubs, trips to Denver museums,
Program. Members of this program have the opportunity to live in art exhibits and events, discussions
a tight knit community with other honors members. These folks
regarding social justice, lawn games,
explore the liberal arts within our STEM institution.
and outdoor activities.
Grand Challenges
The Grand Challenge (EGC) is a community focused on learning
Research and development of

about the grand challenges that the world faces and how
solutions to on one of the Grand
Engineering will help to solve those issues. EGC students are
Challenges. Great opportunities to
exposed to research, design, innovation, entrepreneurship, and
learn from various faculty,
service learning. They will learn how to use their skills as an
entrepreneurial challenges, Rube
engineer with other professional areas to better the world.
Goldberg creations and more!
Nucleus Scholars
Most Nucleus Scholars are students who are the first person in
Workshops with CASA, Performances,
their family to go to college. This community will offer support and Financial Literacy Programming,
mentoring as well as monthly programming aimed at helping the
Service Programs within Denver,
community grow as individuals and become leaders on campus.
dinners with faculty, study nights, and
Nucleus is a large family network of upper‐class students also who outdoor activities like skiing,
welcome the new members of the family each year.
climbing, hiking, intermural sports
Oredigger Leadership
Oredigger Leadership(OLC) is a community of students who want
Guest Speakers for lunch’n learns,
to learn leadership skills. Students will learn skills to succeed and
Workshops on Time Management,
stretch their comfort zones so they can lead with knowledge, skills, Finance, Etiquette, Public Speaking.
and integrity on campus. The vision is that leadership is developed Service Events and opportunities to
in each person, not a position or a role one is placed in.
get out in the community!
Visual & Performing Arts
A community where students have an outlet for their artistic side.
Trips to Mercury Café, Denver Center
Students participate in activities from painting nights to jam
for the Performing Arts, membership
sessions and learn about social justice and how to infuse their
to the Foothills Arts Center, service
artistic side into their lives as engineers to better the profession.
around Golden.