At FLC, where learning means doing, we hold our institutional actions consistent with our approach to education. As such, we hold dear our responsibilities as stewards of the land where we operate, as leaders and innovators in the region, and as partners in creating equitable education.
FLC participates in two federally funded programs to support first generation and low income middle and high school students in navigating their way to and through college. TRIO Talent Search offers academic advising, financial aid preparation, and test prep to middle and high school students, and TRIO Upward Bound supports high school students from Southwest Colorado with school year and summer programs.
Win $5000 to launch your business. HawkTank is a competition open to current FLC students and recent graduates, and the winning team is awarded the prize money to seed their pursuit. Proposals for businesses in any industry are welcome.
Design and build humanitarian projects in developing nations. Students and faculty work with communities around the globe to find sustainable solutions to critical engineering problems. You’ll learn firsthand about real-world issues, discover the richness of other cultures, and use your education to build a better world.
In the Four Corners, human endeavor is intimately interwoven with the environment--the landscape, the weather, the beauty of it. As an enduring institution in this place, at FLC, we contribute to responsible stewardship by facing tough issues like water in the West, implementing sustainable campus practices, and cultivating a strong local food system.
The Four Corners Water Center offers educational programming on regional issues for students and community members, supports a student-run organization, and connects students with related academic conferences.
From major infrastructure like solar panels and composters, to details like toilets and light fixtures, to thoughtful planning that includes water-conscious landscaping, we are committed to campus sustainability. In fact, since signing onto the Second Nature Carbon Commitment, we’ve already reduced our carbon emissions by 58%.
The original Fort Lewis campus in Hesperus, Colorado, just 15 miles west of Durango, is now the site of a variety of sustainable agriculture projects and education, including classes and incubator programs for budding farmers.
FLC awards more bachelor's degrees to Native American and Alaska Native students each year than any other four-year school. It is one of only 13 "Native American-serving, non-Tribal" institutions nationwide. As such, we play an important role in education for Native American and Alaska Native students. The Native American Tuition Waiver is central to the role we play, and we advocate passionately for federal lawmakers' continued support in honoring the agreement.