Sustainability – as defined by the College's Quality Enhancement Plan – is the ability to integrate economic, social and environmental systems in ways that allow for individual, institutional, community, regional and planetary resilience. It is the objective of our QEP to enhance student learning by helping students acquire sustainability literacy. This means having the knowledge and skills to advocate for resilient social, economic and environmental systems--commonly referred to as the triple bottom line.

At the College, all of our community members – students, faculty and staff – must develop an understanding that environmental, social and economic sustainability are not independent of one another, but rather they are inextricably linked. 


To invite campuswide participation in the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), three avenues of advocacy will be developed: education, empowerment, and expression.

To help focus the QEP, a yearly CofC Sustains/Solves theme will be selected to guide programming and courses that will focus on exploring how issues of equity, knowledge, skills, and equality are central to resilient social, economic, and environmental systems.

The learning outcomes of the College's QEP are below:

Student Learning Outcomes