academic advising

School of Community Resources & Development students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once a year to update information, go over academic plans and prepare for graduation.


Promoting positive change through the power of research.

Leveraging world-class research faculty talent, with a sharp and precise focus on community outcomes, the Centers associated with the School of Community Resources and Development each provide their fields

Center for Sustainable Tourism

Christine Vogt, Director

Examining the role and contribution of tourism in the social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being of communities

study abroad

Community Development and Sustainability in Guatemala

Dates: March 4 - 11, 2018
Application deadline: November 15, 2016

community partners

community partners


The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) has an expansive network of community partners that contribute to the education and success or our students.  These partners make it possible for our students to graduate with a full working knowledge of the industry they are entering, through our unique internship program, as well as through multiple volunteer and partnering opportunities that these organizations provide.


All students in the School of Community Resources & Development are required to complete a Senior Internship. The Senior Internship allows students to put theory to practice working in a professional agency under the supervision of an Agency Internship Supervisor and an Academic Internship Supervisor.  This 12-credit professional experience is complemented with an online course to facilitate professional communication. Students culminate their experience with a final report to reflect on their experiences and acquired skills.


The School of Community Resources and Development is proud of the many opportunities for you to learn how to impact the communities you serve. Through our robust academic programs, you will have the opportunity to explore multi-disciplinary curricula, all while expanding your professional and personal skills, making you highly sought after in your career fields of choice.


We offer a broad range of academic programs and diverse faculty expertise that contribute to healthy, resilient and sustainable communities. SCRD distinguishes itself by providing dynamic instruction, scholarship, and service that emphasize transdisciplinary, solutions-oriented approaches to sustainable community development. The School offers students and organizations opportunities to co-create mechanisms that positively impact the environmental, economic, political, and socio-cultural resources that characterize communities.