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University of Puget Sound

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Motto pros ta akra (to the heights)
Established 1888
Type Private
President Ronald R. Thomas
Faculty 219
Undergraduates 2,576
Postgraduates 209
Location Tacoma, Washington, USA
Campus Suburban, 97 acres
Endowment $246.6 million [1]
Colors Maroon and White
Mascot "Grizz" the Logger
Website ups.edu

The University of Puget Sound (often called UPS or just Puget Sound) is a private liberal arts college located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. It is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington.[2] For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country State County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City  62. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... A residential neighborhood of North Tacoma The north end is a neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country State County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City  62. ... Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains. ...

It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music, master of arts in teaching, master of education, master of occupational therapy, and doctor of physical therapy degrees. As of 2006, it has an undergraduate enrollment of 2,576 and a graduate enrollment of 209. The school draws students from 47 states and 13 countries. It offers 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 major fields.[3]

In the 1970s the university was widely known for its freewheeling social life, but throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the focus increasingly shifted to academics. Now, Puget Sound is a nationally ranked institution enjoying top academic marks from third party evaluators and college guides. In 2007, U.S. News & World Report ranked it 80th (in a tie with rival Lewis & Clark College) in a list of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States.[4] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Lewis & Clark College is a private liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. ...



The University of Puget Sound was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888 in downtown Tacoma. Charles Henry Fowler, who had previously been the president of Northwestern University, dreamed up the idea for the college while in Tacoma for a Methodist conference. He spoke at the conference with his vision of a Christian institution of learning. The conference released a report: The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, officially began at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784. ... Charles Henry Fowler was a Canadian American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1884. ... Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ...

We commit ourselves...heartily to the building up within the bounds of the conference of an institution of learning which shall by its ample facilities...command the respect and patronage of Methodist people within the bounds of the territory...and so by united and prayerful efforts advance to the establishment of a school of learning which shall be a praise in all the land.

Two cities vied for the location of the school - Port Townsend and Tacoma. The committee eventually decided on Tacoma. After the location was decided, a charter was drawn up and filed in Olympia on March 17, 1888. This date marks the legal beginning of the school. At this time, the school's legal title was known as "The Puget Sound University". [5] In September 1890, UPS opened its doors, taking in 88 students. The beginnings of the school were marked by moral conviction: students were warned against intoxicating liquors, visits to saloons, gambling, tobacco use, and obscene drawings or writings on the college grounds. The university also had a tumultuous beginning. There was no endowment and the school often struggled for funds to pay the professors. It moved locations three times in 13 years, and at one time the school was merged with Portland University (now the University of Portland). However, it opened up a year later (1899) back in Tacoma on 9th and G Street.[6] In 1903, the school was "reborn" and re-incorporated as a different entity, different trustees, and a different name, the "University of Puget Sound". Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background You may be looking for Takoma or Tacoma class frigate. ... Coordinates: , County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... The University of Portland (UP) is a private Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon. ...

The character of the school changed dramatically during the presidency of Edward H. Todd (1913-1942), who worked tirelessly to bring financial and academic stability. During his tenure, the "Million Dollar Campaign" was started, raising $1,022,723 for buildings, equipment, and endowment. With this money, the campus moved in 1924[7] to its current location in the residential North End of Tacoma, with five buildings, setting a stylistic tone for the institution. In 1914 the university was renamed the "College of Puget Sound".

President R. Franklin Thompson (1942-1973) led a massive physical and institutional expansion: during this era almost all of the university's buildings were constructed. In 1960, the university's name changed from the "College of Puget Sound" back to the "University of Puget Sound", as it is known today.

Phillip H. Phibbs presided from 1973 to 1992 and endeavored to change the tone of Puget Sound. In 1980, the university divested its attachment with the Methodist Church, and an independent board of trustees assumed full fiscal responsibility of the University. Also during this time, the university began to focus on undergraduate educational excellence, phasing out all off-campus programs except the law school, and most graduate programs. During this time the library collections were broadened and the faculty greatly expanded.

With the advent of President Susan R. Pierce (1992-2003), the law school was promptly sold to Seattle University, in a move that was calculated to focus the University's resources on its undergraduate campus. Also during her tenure, the Collins Memorial Library was renovated, and Wyatt Hall was constructed to house the growing class and office space needs of the Humanities. Trimble Residence Hall was also constructed, bringing on-campus student residency to 65%. Puget Sound's newest President is Ronald R. Thomas, affectionately called "Ron Thom" by many students, a scholar of Victorian Literature, and the former vice-President of Trinity College. Centennial Fountain, designed by George Tsutakawa. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ...

Currently the campus is undergoing a renovation of Thompson Hall, home of sciences studies. The two year plan includes the construction of a new wing (Harned Hall, completed 2006) on the western side against Union Avenue, with extensive renovations to the current wings and courtyard to allow for upgraded labs and facilities. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2008.[3]

Presidents of the University

  1. Rev. B. F. Chereington (1890-1892)
  2. Rev. Crawford R. Thoburn (1892-1898)
  3. Dr. Wilmot Whitfield (1899-1903)
  4. Rev. E. M. Randall (1903-1904)
  5. Rev. Joseph E. Williams (1904-1907)
  6. L. L. Benbow (1907-1909)
  7. Dr. J. C. Zeller (1909-1913)
  8. Dr. Edward H. Todd (1913-1942)
  9. Dr. R. Franklin Thompson (1942-1973)
  10. Dr. Philip Phibbs (1973-1992)
  11. Dr. Susan Resneck Pierce (1992-2003)
  12. Dr. Ronald R. Thomas (2003-Present)


The University of Puget Sound campus is our most valuable and distinctive asset. It is our link to the past and our key to the future. Our responsibility is to invest in it wisely and care for it responsibly.

- UPS President Ronald R. Thomas

The campus is located in North Tacoma, Washington in a primarily residential setting. It remains only a few minutes walk from downtown Tacoma and the Sixth Avenue district. President Ron Thomas recently initiated a campus "Master Plan" in order to preserve and expand the campus aesthetically and fundamentally.[8] The plan will increase on-campus housing to 75% as well as allow for the construction of a number of new buildings. The master plan task force includes Ron Thomas, several vice presidents, professors, alumni, and trustees, as well as representatives from the community and the nearby business districts. The campus is made up of mainly brick buildings in the Tudor gothic architecture style. Buildings are mostly arranged into quads. The three main quads are the North Quad and South Quad, which contain residence halls, and Karlen Quad, which is bordered by the Collins Memorial Library, the music building, and Jones Hall (an administration building). President Thomas recently wrote a piece explaining his opinion that new buildings should maintain the gothic style that the university is known for.[9] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in Tacoma, Washington, which throughout a large portion of the city provides the division between the north and south numbered streets. ...

Academic buildings

Harned Hall, named for alumnus and local real estate developer H.C. "Joe" Harned, was dedicated on September 29, 2006. The building is 51,000 square feet and cost $25 million to construct. It was designed to meet the US Green Building Council's LEED silver standards. Because of this, sustainable building materials were used in construction and the building adheres to strict environmental guidelines. The building features labs for biology, geology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics, a 10,000 square foot courtyard with a crystalline glass gazebo in the center, offering a café which serves fair trade coffee to the campus community, as well as whale skeleton named Willy.[3] This article is about green building construction. ... 7 World Trade Center, considered New York Citys first green office tower by gaining gold status in the U.S. Green Building Councils LEED program. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Coffeehouse in Damascus A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ... Willy is the name of the whale skeleton hung in Harned Hall at the University of Puget Sound. ...

After Harned Hall was completed, the university continued to show its dedication to the sciences by beginning a $38 million renovation of Thompson Hall, the "old" science building. Harned and Thompson Halls actually form a square with a courtyard in the middle that are collectively named the Science Center. Thompson Hall has an area of 121,000 square feet and was originally constructed in 1968. The renovation is scheduled to be completed in spring 2008.[10]

Wyatt Hall is the second newest building on campus, dedicated in 2003. It houses the English, History, Foreign Languages & Literature, Politics & Government, Honors, Classics, and Religion departments. Many of the classrooms in the building are seminar style, meaning a circle of tables that students sit at to encourage discussion between students and the professor, rather than a lecture. The building features glass art by Dale Chihuly that represents the ivy leaves covering the campus buildings. Dale Chihuly. ...

The Wheelock Student Center, affectionately known as the "SUB" (Student Union Building) is the main hub of life on campus. It features a rotunda used for lectures and catered events, KUPS (the campus radio station), the cafeteria and dining area, Diversions Cafe (a student-run coffee shop), and The Cellar (a student-run pizza parlor).

Other buildings include McIntyre Hall, home of the Business and Leadership Program and international political economy, Howarth Hall, home of the psychology and education departments, Jones Hall, home of communications and several administrative offices including the Office of the President, and the Music Building (which is the only building on campus without a name). International political economy (IPE) is a perspective in the social sciences and history that analyzes international relations in combination with political economy. ...

Residential buildings

The University offers many different housing options. Harrington, Schiff, Anderson/Langdon, Smith, and University halls make up what is called the "North Quad", and Todd/Phibbs, Regester, Seward, and Trimble make up the "South Quad". Theme Row, which runs to the south end of campus, contains around 20 different theme houses that students may apply to live in. Popular and long-running themes have included the Ben and Jerry's Book Club house, Pura Vida coffee house, the Persian house, the Knitting and Service Alliance (KASA) House, and the Independent Arts House. There are also non-theme university-owned houses available.

Currently around 65% of students live on campus, although the mission of the master plan calls for an increase to 75%. First year students are not required to live on campus, although 98% do, on average.[11]



The university offers more than 40 major programs in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and education.[3] The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1,[12] and like most other liberal arts colleges, there are no teaching assistants. This allows professors to put classroom instruction before other research. Occupational therapy refers to the use of meaningful occupation to assist people who have difficulty in achieving healthy and balanced life; and to enable an inclusive society so that all people can participate to their potential in daily occupations of life. ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ...

The University is consistently ranked among the top five small liberal arts colleges for the number of graduates who participate in Peace Corps; in 2007, it ranked first place.[13] It has been suggested that Crisis corps be merged into this article or section. ...

University of Puget Sound was ranked one of The Advocate's "Top 20 College Campuses for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual students", getting 19 out of a possible 20 points. The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ...

International programs

The university sponsors study abroad programs in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim, Scotland, Spain, Taiwan, and Wales.[14] Studying abroad is the act of a student pursuing educational opportunities in a foreign country. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... The USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group along with ships from Australia, Chile, Japan, Canada, and Korea speed towards Honolulu in RIMPAC 2000. ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the country. ...

The program in the Pacific Rim, known as the Pacific Rim/Asia Study-Travel Program is unique to UPS. It has been held for thirty years on a three-year rotation. Students must have taken three courses in the Asian Studies program and complete a course of readings assigned by the director.[15] For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...

Tuition and finances

University of Puget Sound's cost is on par with most of its peer institutions. Costs for the 2006-2007 school year were $29,870.00 for tuition, $7,670.00 for room and board, and $555.00 in various student fees, making the total cost $38,095.00.[16] In January 2007 the Budget Task Force recommended an increase of 6.13% in tuition rates for the approaching 2007-2008 school year. The projected costs for the 2007-2008 school year are $31,700.00 for tuition, $8,265.00 for room and board, and $195.00 in various student fees, making the total cost $40,160.00.[17]

Although the college is viewed as expensive by most students, it has a reputation for being very generous with financial aid. 62% of Puget Sound students receive need-based financial aid.[12] There are four scholarships attainable by incoming freshmen based on statistics alone:

  • Wyatt Trustee Scholarship: $9,000/year
  • Trustee Scholarship: $8,000/year
  • President's Scholarship: $6,000/year
  • Dean's Scholarship: $3,000/year

All of the above scholarships require no additional applications and are renewable provided a student maintains a 2.8 GPA and fails no more than 25% of his or her classes.


The Puget Sound athletics teams are known as the "Loggers" with a grizzly bear, "Grizz", as their mascot. Originally only "Loggers" was used, until debate arose over the appropriateness of having a logger be the mascot at such an environmentally-oriented school. The school is now trying to shift mascot recognition over to "Grizz", who is viewed as more in line with the University's focus.[18] They participate in the NCAA's Division III Northwest Conference, competing with George Fox University, Lewis and Clark College, Linfield College, Pacific University, Pacific Lutheran University, Whitman College, Whitworth College, and Willamette University. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The Northwest Conference (NWC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // College History and Location Lewis and Clark College, a private liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1867 as Albany Collegiate Institute by a group of Presbyterian pioneers in the Willamette Valley town of Albany 46 miles south of Portland. ... Linfield College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in McMinnville, Oregon, United States, with a campus in Portland, Oregon, and an adult degree program located in eight communities throughout the state. ... Not to be confused with University of the Pacific. ... The university is located near Tacoma, Washington Pacific Lutheran University is located in the Parkland suburb of Tacoma, Washington. ... This article is about the college in Washington state. ... Since 1890, Whitworth University has held fast to its founding mission of providing an education of mind and heart through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. ... Willamette University is a private institution of higher learning located in Salem, Oregon. ...

Varsity sports

The University offers 21 different varsity sports teams: Men's Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Crew (competes in the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference), Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's Football, Men's and Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Softball, Men's and Women's Swimming, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Track & Field, and Women's Volleyball. On a minor note, former national soccer team coach Bruce Arena got his coaching start here in 1976 with the men's soccer team. This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference (NCRC) consists of seven NCAA Division II and III member schools in USRowings Northwest region. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Bruce Arena was a winning college soccer coach at the University of Virginia for 18 years, ultimately achieving five NCAA Championships there (in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994). ...

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Club sports

There are both men's and women's club soccer teams, as well as men's club lacrosse (which, due to Title IX restrictions, competes in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League). The University also has a men's club Ultimate team, known as the "Postmen", and a women's club Ultimate team known as the "Clearcut". Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a 76-word United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: No person... Ultimate (sometimes called ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact competitive team game played with a 175 gram flying disc. ...


Several sports teams have achieved some degree of success in recent years. The men's basketball team has won three straight Northwest Conference championships since 2004, as well as having the highest winning percentage (.850) in the nation in 2006. In 2005, the Division III Loggers defeated the Division I Highlanders of the University of California, Riverside, making it their first Division I defeat since the 1970s.[19] Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public, coeducational university and one of ten campuses of the University of California. ...

  • The men's crew team has taken first in the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference every year since 2001, until 2006, when they earned third place.
  • The women's crew team has taken first four out of the last five years in the NCRC, as well as coming in second place in the nation in 2003 and fourth place in the nation in 2004 and 2005.
  • The women's soccer team took second place in the nation in 2004 and ended the 2005 season ranked fifth nationally.
  • The women's swim team has won the Northwest Conference championship for the last eleven years. This is a Northwest Conference record.[20]
  • The Loggers have won two consecutive Northwest Conference All-Sports Trophies.

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Student life

Traditions and events

Log Jam is a campus-wide celebration that ends the first week of fall classes. Tables are set around the perimeter of Todd Field and clubs and teams set up to recruit potential members.[12] However, fraternities and Sororities are prohibited from participating in this event.

Foolish Pleasures is an annual student film festival showcasting films written, directed, acted, and produced by students.[12]

The Hatchet

The Hatchet is the official symbol of sports teams at the University of Puget Sound. It was first discovered in 1906 when students were digging up a barn at the old campus. They decided to carve their class year into it. This became a tradition of sorts, as the seniors would hand the hatchet to the juniors on senior recognition day. This turned into a competition where each class would try to possess the hatchet for as long as possible. It disappeared for 15 years until it was anonymously mailed to former President Franklin Thompson. Thompson displayed it in a trophy case in Jones Hall, where it mysteriously disappeared again, only to resurface at a homecoming game in 1988. In 1998, the hatchet's return was negotiated through an intermediary, and it was permanently displayed in a display case in the Wheelock Student Center. It was stolen from the case shortly after. The whereabouts of the hatchet are currently unknown.[22] A carpenters hatchet See Hatchet (novel) for the young adult novel. ... For other uses, see Homecoming (disambiguation). ...

On September 30, 2006 (homecoming) a student rappelled into the football field at halftime, brandishing "the hatchet". It was later revealed by the student newspaper The Trail that this hatchet is a replica of the actual hatchet, commissioned by the former student government administration without the knowledge of the student senate. The replica hatchet was painstakingly carved to look exactly like the original, using over 150 photos as a guide. The replica hatchet now sits in the trophy case.[23]


The campus has a notable recent history of sustainability. On February 10, 2005, President Ronald R. Thomas signed the Talloires Declaration, committing the University to certain standards regarding sustainability. The Sustainability Advisory committee, consisting of two faculty chairs and a mix of faculty, staff and student volunteers, organizes the majority of sustainability efforts on campus. Several of these efforts have included: The Earth Day flag includes a NASA photo. ... The Talloires Declaration is a declaration for sustainability, created for and by presidents of institutions of higher learning. ...

  • Fair Trade Coffee: The student-run Diversions Café serves only organically-grown, fair trade coffee. In 2005, 8,975 pounds of coffee was consumed by students, faculty, and the campus community. University of Puget Sound was the first college in the Northwest to offer fair trade coffee exclusively.[12]
  • Sustainable Move-Out: Starting in 2005, the University organized a sustainable move-out program during finals week. Mixed-material recycling dumpsters were placed near all residence halls, allowing students to recycle rather than simply throwing all unwanted items away.
  • Sustainability Mugs: Upon entering the college in 2005, all students were presented with a "sustainability mug" imprinted with the UPS logo. Students were encouraged to re-use the mug to get coffee instead of using paper cups.
  • No-Waste Picnic: A 2005 picnic welcoming incoming freshmen and their families to the campus produced a surprising ONE bag of trash for over 1700 people. This was accomplished by using recyclable paper and plastic products.

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  • Vermicomposting: as of the 2007-2008 school year, all compostable pre-consumer foodwaste produced by Puget Sound Dining & Conference Services will be fed to red worms. The casting product will be used as top-dressing around campus.
  • EcoFest: The inaugural EcoFest at the University of Puget Sound was held in February of 2007. The week-long event featured presentations on issues such as vermiculture, green energy offsets, solar power, women's rights and reproductive health, Puget Sound restoration, and climate change.
  • Green energy: The Students for a Sustainable Campus took a strong stance on purchasing 100% green energy on the Puget Sound campus. They are actively pursuing a commitment from the University of Puget Sound to purchase green energy campus-wide.

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Fraternities and sororities

UPS is home to four fraternities and four sororities. 20% of male students and 29% of female students are involved in Greek life.[24] Represented fraternities include Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, and Phi Delta Theta. Represented sororities include Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Pi Beta Phi. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a social collegiate fraternity that was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Alpha Phi (ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on October 10, 1872. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ...

Puget Sound has a "deferred rush", which means that fraternities, sororities, and their members are not allowed to have any contact whatsoever with freshmen outside of class until the organized rush events in the first two weeks of the spring semester. Freshmen may not join a house until January. In the fall, houses are permitted to give "snap bids" to upperclassmen, as well as participate in an organized fall rush open only to upperclassmen. A ceremony called "Crossover" takes place annually on the third weekend of spring semester. Members of the Greek community partake in an entire day of celebration to honor the newly pledged members.

Notable alumni

Marion Higgins (June 26, 1893 – March 2, 2006) was born Marion Bigelow in New York City. ... A supercentenarian (sometimes hyphenated as super-centenarian) is someone who has reached the age of 110 years or more, something achieved by only one in a thousand centenarians (based on European data). ... Milt Woodard was an American sports writer and sport executive. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... Gretchen Kunigk Fraser (February 11, 1919 – February 17, 1994) was an American alpine skier. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... Edward R. Ed LaChapelle (May 31, 1926–February 1, 2007) was an American avalanche forecaster, mountaineer, skier, author, and professor. ... The toe of an avalanche in Alaskas Kenai Fjords. ... The Port of Tacoma is an independent seaport located in Tacoma , Washington. ... 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  1. ^ Report to the Campus Community, Board of Trustees Meeting, May 10-11, 2007
  2. ^ University Fact Sheet
  3. ^ a b c d Dedication of new science building, Harned hall, set for September 2006
  4. ^ U.S. News & World Report - Liberal Arts Colleges: Top Schools
  5. ^ Klahowya 1913 - University of Puget Sound Yearbook - Volume 1
  6. ^ Walter Davis, "University of Puget Sound," in Told By the Pioneers, Works Progress Administration, 3 vols. 1937-38; scanned copy archived at the Flickr page of the University of Puget Sound Department of Politics and Government
  7. ^ 1924 Tamanawas
  8. ^ UPS Master Plan
  9. ^ Thomas, Ronald R. UPS Master Plan: Sacred Spaces
  10. ^ Office of University Relations. The Science Center at Puget Sound
  11. ^ This is a well-known CVP statistic.
  12. ^ a b c d e P.S. Facts
  13. ^ Peace Corps Top Schools for 2007
  14. ^ University of Puget Sound, List of Study Abroad Programs
  15. ^ University of Puget Sound, The Pacific Rim/Asia Study-Travel Program
  16. ^ University of Puget Sound Student Financial Services, Costs, Tuition and Fees
  17. ^ University of Puget Sound Budget Task Force, Recommended Budget Assumptions for 2007-08
  18. ^ University of Puget Sound - Unveiling Grizz
  19. ^ http://www.ups.edu/mbasketball.xml
  20. ^ University of Puget Sound Women's Swimming
  21. ^ University of Puget Sound Women's Basketball
  22. ^ ASUPS, The Tradition of the UPS Hatchet
  23. ^ The Trail, October 6, 2006
  24. ^ Fiske Guide to Colleges 2006
  25. ^ Thurber, Jon. "Obituaries; Marion B. Higgins, 112", Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2006.
  26. ^ Milt Woodard 1930-33...
  27. ^ OTPT UPS Athletes Hall of Fame
  28. ^ Alumnus Reference for Edward LaChapelle
  29. ^ http://www.portoftacoma.com/aboutus.cfm?sub=25&lsub=25
  30. ^ http://www.ups.edu/documents/OpenLine102805.pdf (Former football player Jack Fabulich '51...)
  31. ^ http://www.billbaarsma.com/biography.htm
  32. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/046/000044911/
  33. ^ Alumnus Reference for Richard Wiley
  34. ^ http://www.nigeriaembassyusa.org/obiozor.shtml
  35. ^ http://www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=2299334&nav=AbC3R2RL
  36. ^ Alumnus Reference for Todd Benjamin
  37. ^ Grad Date Reference for Todd Benjamin
  38. ^ Alumnae Reference for Terry Castle
  39. ^ Alumnus reference for Ross Shafer
  40. ^ Alumnus reference for Christine Quinn-Brintnall
  41. ^ http://www.newsroom.barclays.co.uk/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=426&NewsAreaID=2
  42. ^ http://www.nwen.org/venturer/0404/community1.htm
  43. ^ http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=13300BUSYO15
  44. ^ "Class Notes." Arches Summer 2006: 34.
  45. ^ http://www.millenniapartners.com/OurTeam/TeamView.asp?TeamMemberID=45
  46. ^ Alumnus Reference for Scott Bateman
  47. ^ http://www.ipacademy.org/AboutIPA/PeopleIPA/Bios/AbouPeopCouPrint.htm
  48. ^ Personal e-mail: "I'm trying to edit the UPS Wikipedia page, and we're trying to figure out what year you graduated from UPS so we can note it on the page." Chris' reply: "1987".
  49. ^ Alumnus reference for Mike Oliphant
  50. ^ Alumnus Reference for Terry Bain
  51. ^ Alumnus reference for Hari Sreenivasan
  52. ^ http://www.bagpipelessons.com/bio.html
  53. ^ http://www2.ups.edu/arches/2006Winter/alumniChisholm.html
  54. ^ Ted Bundy Profile - Serial Killer Ted Bundy

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