Student engagement opportunities
The School of Sustainability Academy is a community of high-achieving, socially embedded sustainability students. The academy fosters academic success, leadership skills, community engagement, and persistence to graduate and reach goals beyond graduation. Academy experiences are available to all first-year students, and require membership eligibility and renewal to continue participation. Additional information can be found at School of Sustainability Undergraduate Academy.
The School of Sustainability College Council works to foster a greater sense of community within the School of Sustainability. By implementing a number of social engagement opportunities, the College Council strives to build a meaningful connection between our students and the School of Sustainability, the ASU campus and the greater Valley community. Through collaboration with our faculty and staff, College Council aims to enhance faculty-student relations and represent our student body to the Undergraduate Student Government and to the School of Sustainability. Membership is open to all School of Sustainability students, and elections for leadership positions are held every November. Additional information can be found at sustainability clubs and organizations.
The School of Sustainability Ambassadors group is made up of student leaders who assist in recruitment and retention efforts for the School. The Ambassadors represent the student perspective to future students, parents and the community at-large. They also serve as resources to current sustainability students and help connect these students to the School through programs and events. Interviews for Ambassador positions are conducted in late spring. Students interested should watch for the call for applications in the School of Sustainability advising e-newsletter. A list of current Ambassadors can be found at School of Sustainability Ambassadors.
Honor Society for Sustainability
The Honor Society for Sustainability is a network of sustainability scholars that have demonstrated academic excellence and are committed to solving global sustainability challenges. The Honor Society for Sustainability has two primary goals for its members: to give back to the community through service, and to provide pre-professional development opportunities through guest speakers, networking mixers with alumni and business representatives, and faculty engagement. Two $500 scholarships are also available each year to Honor Society members. The Honor Society for Sustainability is open to sustainability majors and other students with 30 credit hours completed in sustainability concentrations and a minimum GPA of 3.50. Additional information can be found at Honor Society for Sustainability.
ASU 101-SOS/SOS 201 Facilitators
Sustainability students have the opportunity to serve as facilitators for the program’s ASU 101-SOS (freshmen) and SOS 201 (transfers) academic success courses. Students gain valuable instruction and leadership skills as they facilitate weekly lessons and activities in the classroom and online. Student facilitators receive hands-on instructional training, professional guidance and credit. Each fall and spring semester, the position is posted in the School of Sustainability advising e-newsletter seeking applications from juniors and seniors for the following semester.
The Sustainabilibuddy Peer Mentor Program is coordinated by a group of upper-class School of Sustainability students in order to provide friendship, mentorship and peer-to-peer resource sharing to our first year students. Upperclassmen are connected with first year students based on academic interests, personal hobbies and mutual passions in order to establish a peer support network for first-year students. Additional information can be found at sustainability clubs and organizations.
The Sustainability Review (tSR), strives to communicate sustainability science and practice to a diverse audience through monthly features, special pieces and peer-reviewed science videos using a variety of media. The Sustainability Review especially focuses on the video format to best capture and share the images, concepts and ideas of sustainability research for the modern world. To learn more about tSR’s innovative multimedia approach to sustainability communications, pitch a story idea or inquire about joining the staff, please visit TheSustainabilityReview.org.
Changemaker Central is an ASU initiative designed to develop and nurture students by providing the opportunities and resources to inspire, catalyze and sustain student-driven social change through community service, high impact careers and social entrepreneurship. The initiative delivers a portfolio of student-led, university-wide programs that include the Changemaker Challenge – a seed-funding competition for early stage projects and ventures – and Devils in Disguise, a 16-year tradition and ASU’s largest day of student-led community service. Additional information can be found at Changemaker.asu.edu.
ProMod: Project-Based, Modular Learning
ProMod is a one-of-a-kind program at Arizona State University that allows students to work closely with faculty and peers by engaging in projects that apply their learning to real-world situations.
Additional information can be found at ProMod: Project-Based, Modular Learning
Global Development Research Program
Top-tier master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students are eligible to apply for Research and Innovation Fellowships through the GDR Program. Prospective GDR Scholars find development projects that suit their interests by browsing an extensive international catalog.
Additional information can be found at Global Development Research Program
There are many more opportunities to get connected. For general questions about getting involved on campus, please visit sustainability clubs and organizations. If you have specific questions, please email SOSEngagement@asu.edu.