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Pinchot University Learning Centers

220 & Change

The headquarters of Pinchot University is located in the 220 & Change building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. This historic building is also home to the ImpactHUB, a co-working space for social entrepreneurs, and Social Venture Partners (SVP), an international program for venture philanthropists. The four-story, 29,000 square foot space hosts Seattle’s largest concentration of social entrepreneurs and impact investors, as well as Pinchot University’s Metro program.

220 Second Avenue South Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

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IslandWood, a 250-acre LEED Gold environmental education center, provides the residential campus for Pinchot University’s MBA in Sustainable Systems, the “Hybrid” program. Located a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle on scenic Bainbridge Island, the campus provides a comfortable educational environment that supports the Pinchot University program with fully-equipped classrooms, comfortable lodging and delicious organic, sustainably grown food.

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Channel Rock

Located on a 140-acre conservancy of mature forest and mossy bluffs along the coast of Cortes Island in British Columbia, Channel Rock is Pinchot University’s retreat center. Students in the Hybrid MBA program travel to the site for orientation. It also hosts select electives and professional development courses, including a popular one-week seminar on “Creativity and Innovation.” Featuring the latest in sustainable design, Channel Rock provides an opportunity for students to live off-the-grid, enjoy organic food grown on the property, and experience the power of living in sustainable community

Study Abroad

Each summer, Pinchot University offers students, faculty and alumni a unique opportunity to study global perspectives and approaches to environmental and social sustainability. Study tours are generally 10-14 days in length, with each year’s tour destination selected through a student-led process. Past destinations have included Sweden, Canada, Cuba, China and the US Rust Belt..

Digital Learning

Pinchot University has been honing its distance learning skills since its founding. The Hybrid program holds weekly on-line classes, using virtual classroom that supports slide shows, a shared whiteboard, and “breakout rooms” for small group work. Between class sessions, students use the full range of web-based tools to practice virtual teamwork on class projects. Pinchot University is continuing to experiment with the “flipped classroom” concept, in which lecture material is presented in pre-recorded packages, enabling face-to-face time to be used for discussion and experiential learning.


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