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What Students Can Do

Get involved with sustainability at Colgate by joining one of the many sustainability-related student organizations, or getting involved with the Office of Sustainability.

1. Education and Research

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Sustainability-related topics and issues are at the forefront of our curriculum. Colgate fosters a rich, dynamic environment in which students are encouraged to pursue these interests in and out of the classroom. Students can register to take over 100 sustainability courses in over 20 departments. In addition, many students choose to pursue research opportunities, applying what they have learned in class through collaborations with faculty members on research-based projects locally in Central NY as well as around the world.

Connect with Alumni

Looking for a career in sustainability after Colgate? Want to connect with someone who is already in the field? Try connecting with a sustainability-minded alumnus! Join the Colgate Sustainability Group on LinkedIn to start networking today.

2. Student Programs

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Through workshops, internships, and campus-wide events, students are given the tools needed promote socially and environmentally responsible behavior within their own lives and, through their actions, encourage others on campus.  


The Office of Sustainability offers several internship positions each year. In the past, they have included internships for Green Raiders, composting, Green Bikes, the Community Garden, food and dining, and communication. Check availability or apply for these positions on the portal.

3. Student Groups

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The student body plays a significant role in fostering a sustainable campus. These initiatives are made possible by the dedicated students committed to bolstering social compassion and environmental stewardship on and off campus.

What You Can Do

Check out these green tips to help create sustainable habits! Also, check out some of these great resources:

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