The Sustainability Semester (SS) is a 13-week fall semester program that explores the many ways we can contribute to sustainable, resilient futures for our communities in the midst of our rapidly changing planet. Discover the sustainability of places through canoeing 70 miles from the top of the watershed at Merry Lea to Lake Michigan, hiking trails, and interacting with various community members and sustainability professionals.
Within SS, students dig into personal leadership development while also reading widely to connect with insights and ideas from diverse disciplines. Equipped with these personal and global insights, students clarify their unique strengths and work with others to catalyze growth.
Students explore how to influence the holistic health of communities as they experience many aspects of the social, economic and environmental systems our society relies on. Discover how to use values and ethics to impact climate change, ecological degradation, and other sustainability challenges the earth is facing.
SS is an integral part of the Sustainability Studies major and minor, but is open to all majors and students from other colleges seeking to transfer credits or gain a certificate.