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About the Academy

The School of Sustainability Academy is a community of high-achieving, socially embedded undergraduate sustainability students. The academy fosters academic success, leadership skills, community engagement, and persistence to graduate and reaching goals beyond graduation.

There are three levels of the academy:

Level 1: First-Year Students


All new freshmen and transfer students admitted to the BA or BS in Sustainability automatically become members of the academy for the first two semesters of their program.

To maintain membership in the Academy beyond the first two semesters, students must meet the eligibility requirements for Level 2 and submit the School of Sustainability Academy Eligibility Application prior to the March 1st deadline for the following academic year.

Benefits may include:

  • The opportunity to live in the Sustainability community housing, which includes the following benefits:
    • Access to SOSRC programming and events
  • In-residence advising hours
  • Invitations to special lunches with professors and the dean
  • Access to special engagements (e.g., lunch with Wrigley speakers)
  • Participation in Camp SOS
  • Access to special field trips
  • Invitation to annual reception
  • Special Academy swag

Level 2: Continuing Students


Continuing students (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) who are not Academy members at the time of admission to ASU may join the Academy if they meet the eligibility requirements listed below.

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Eligible students must complete the School of Sustainability Academy Eligibility Application prior to March 1st to be considered for the next academic year. Applications received after March 1st will be held for the next review cycle. Students will receive an email confirming their membership in the Academy for the following year.

  • BA or BS in Sustainability student
  • 3.75 ASU GPA (with at least 12 credit hours completed at ASU)
  • Participation in a community service project (volunteer opportunities can be found at )
  • Must attend four (4) sustainability lectures/events
  • Must create and maintain a student biography in myASU
  • Demonstrated leadership experience (juniors and seniors)

Maintaining Membership/Annual Review

To maintain membership in the academy, students must complete the School of Sustainability Academy Eligibility Application and meet the Level 2 eligibility requirements by March 1st of each year.

Benefits may include:

All of the benefits of level 1, plus the following benefits may be included for juniors and seniors:

  • Matched with faculty/graduate student/professional mentor
  • The opportunity to gain additional knowledge, skills, and leadership experience

Level 3: Academy Graduate

Graduate Requirement

  • Must be in the Academy for at least two (2) semesters

Benefits may include:

  • Special recognition at convocation
  • Knowledge, skills, and leadership experience!