Community

Faculty/Staff Connections

As part of Representing Realities, students are not just another nameless person in a huge lecture hall. The professors who teach the Representing Realities courses get to know their students as individuals, and are committed to student success. Our professors first get to know students during the summer immersion, and small class sizes during the semester allow students to build upon this relationship.

The support staff for our Place-Based Learning Communities are readily available to answer questions, help students with scheduling concerns, and point students towards campus resources and opportunities. We work closely with the Academic and Career Advising Center to ensure that students are always making decisions that best align with their career goals.

Broader Community

Students in Representing Realities interact with a range of community partners during the summer immersion and throughout the school year. Local scientists - many of whom are HSU alum - introduce our students to a variety of topics, demonstrating real world applications of scientific study and helping students understand what it means to be a professional in their chosen field. Our tribal partners share their point of view on marine science and conservation - underlining the importance of culture, traditional knowledge, history, and social justice to the topics.

 Our weekly newsletter – the Humboldt Current – keeps all PBLC students connected to events and opportunities on campus and in the local community. This includes guest speakers, outdoor recreation offerings, local art and music, festivals and fairs, and volunteer opportunities. 

 Over the course of the year, you’ll work with members of the community, and get to know the faculty, staff and HSU peer mentors and student support services who will help you grow academically and personally.