The Five Foci of Learning

We believe the main purpose of a college is to promote student learning through:
  1. Interdisciplinary Study

    Students learn to pull together ideas and concepts from many subject areas, which enables them to tackle real-world issues in all their complexity.

  2. Collaborative Learning

    Students develop knowledge and skills through shared learning, rather than learning in isolation and in competition with others.

  3. Learning Across Significant Differences

    Students learn to recognize, respect and bridge differences—critical skills in an increasingly diverse world.

  4. Personal Engagement

    Students develop their capacities to judge, speak and act on the basis of their own reasoned beliefs.

  5. Linking Theory with Practical Applications

    Students understand abstract theories by applying them to projects and activities and by putting them into practice in real-world situations.

Go Beyond With Evergreen

Evergreen is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest featuring innovative academics, incredible value, and a vibrant community. Learn more about us.