Student engagement opportunities
The School of Sustainability undergraduate ambassadors group 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 fall. Students interested should watch for the call for applications in the School of Sustainability weekly e-newsletter. A list of current Ambassadors can be found at School of Sustainability Ambassadors.
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 Sustainabilibuddies 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 new students based on academic interests, personal hobbies and mutual passions in order to establish a peer support network. Incoming students will be given the chance to express their interest to join at their New Student Orientation session.
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 undergraduate students, and elections for leadership positions are held every November .
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 awards are also available each year to Honor Society members. The Honor Society for Sustainability is open to undergraduate sustainability majors, graduate students and other students with sustainability concentrations.
Campus Student Sustainability Initiatives
Campus Student Sustainability Initiatives fosters and supports student engagement in sustainability in the ASU community and to provides and let be known opportunities forits members opportunities to be involved with campus sustainability initiatives. CSSI is open to students of any major with an interest in learning about sustainability and working on campus projects.
Green Light Solutions
Creating sustainable business solutions through student-led projects. GreenLight Solutions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates experiential learning opportunities for university students by connecting them with local organizations to collaborate on sustainability projects. GLS recruits purpose driven students and connect them with businesses, then they work together to design, plan, and execute a sustainability project using a proprietary project process. Students become Solutioneers by engineering solutions for organizations during their time spent in GreenLight university chapters. Solutioneers graduate with the relevant hands-on experience necessary to catalyze meaningful change throughout their professional careers.
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 Students can learn more about tSR’s innovative multimedia approach to sustainability communications, pitch a story idea or inquire about joining the staff.
There are many more opportunities to get connected. If you have specific questions, please email SOSEngagement@asu.edu.