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Office of Marketing & Communications

Office of Marketing & Communications

Boilerplate

Boilerplate is reusable text about the college that can be used in brochures, media releases, web pages, etc. Below you will find several version of the college's boilerplate at varying lengths. Please do not edit the boilerplate, choose the one that is the correct length for your project and use it as is.

Long Version (302 words)

(Sample uses: long brochures, grants, proposals, etc.)

An Eckerd College experience is not about teaching students a rigid set of facts. As one of The Princeton Review's Best 377 Colleges, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and one of 40 schools featured in Colleges That Change Lives, it's clear that Eckerd's first priority is to teach students how to learn. At any age.

Eckerd, a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, the only national private liberal arts college in Florida, invites students to ThinkOutside. Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, we take advantage of our spectacular mile of campus waterfront along Florida's Gulf Coast for outdoor laboratories in biology, marine science and environmental studies as well as for an impressive array of intramural, club and intercollegiate sports and water recreation. Offerings in the arts and humanities inspire creativity and foster critical thinking and self-awareness. Every year, a significant number of our 1,800 students travel with their faculty leaders outside the U.S. to some 40 foreign countries for research and cultural learning, including our own dedicated study centers in China, Latin America and London. And we venture together in the Eckerd experience to think outside the conventional questions, methods and solutions, seeking to build a better world.

In addition, 628 students are enrolled in the Program for Experienced Learners, an on-campus bachelor's degree program for adult learners. Eckerd's Leadership Development Institute for executives, New York Institute of Finance courses, Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Road Scholar program, Writers in Paradise conference, and Summer Science Splash Camp program identify the College as a national leader of innovative programs in continuing education and lifelong learning.

The best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside.

Mid-Length Version (185 words)

(Sample uses: long brochures, media releases, etc.)

Eckerd College invites students to ThinkOutside. Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd is a pioneer of innovation—developing programs that have been adopted nationwide and earning the College an international reputation for academic excellence.

A private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Eckerd College has a diverse student body with 1,800 students from 48 states and 32 countries and is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives. In 2003, Eckerd became one of the youngest colleges to receive a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Eckerd also serves more than 1,000 students annually through its Program for Experienced Learners. The Leadership Development Institute, Academy of Senior Professionals, and offerings through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Road Scholar program identify the College as a national leader in continuing education.

Eckerd's first priority is to teach students how to learn—at any age. And the best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside.

Short Version (171 words)

(Sample uses: short brochures, some letters, Web pages, etc.)

An Eckerd College experience is not about teaching students a rigid set of facts. As one of 40 schools featured in Colleges That Change Lives and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, it's clear that Eckerd's first priority is to teach students how to learn.

Eckerd, a private college of liberal arts and sciences, invites students to ThinkOutside. We take advantage of our spectacular mile of campus waterfront along the Gulf of Mexico for outdoor laboratories as well as for an impressive array of intramural, club and intercollegiate sports and water recreation. Offerings in the arts and humanities inspire creativity and foster critical thinking and self- awareness. Every year, students and faculty travel outside the U.S. to some 40 foreign countries for research and cultural learning. And we venture together in the Eckerd experience to think outside the conventional questions, methods and solutions, seeking to build a better world.

The best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside.

Really Short Version (114 words)

(Sample uses: emails, audio clips, panel cards, etc.)

An Eckerd College experience is not about teaching students a rigid set of facts. As one of 40 schools featured in Colleges That Change Lives and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, it's clear that Eckerd's first priority is to teach students how to learn.

Eckerd, a private College of liberal arts and sciences, invites students to ThinkOutside. At our 188-acre waterfront campus and at points around the globe, we venture together in the Eckerd experience to think outside the conventional questions, methods and solutions, seeking to build a better world.

The best education is one that prepares you for the how, as well as the what, an education that teaches you to ThinkOutside.

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