Goshen College has been recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability among small liberal arts colleges. We are a community of scholars committed to working for restorative and hope-filled solutions to our world’s sustainability challenges. We are looking for students who share our passion for restoring right relationships with each other and creation. We hope you join us.


Where will you study?

The Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center is a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary located 35 minutes from the main campus and offers access to most of the habitats found in northeastern Indiana. It is home to the first LEED Platinum certified buildings in Indiana.

News & Features

Study marine biology in Florida

The marine biology blog highlights the adventures of 18 students who are in the Florida Keys for the 2015 Marine Biology course. Follow our blog as we explore the sea!

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Dandelion Day at Goshen College - WNDU

Students and faculty at Goshen College took Earth Day one step further, creating meals for their 3rd Annual Dandelion Day.

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Explore the outdoors at Merry Lea’s NatureFest, May 1-2

Take a hike, roast marshmallows or go canoeing at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center’s annual spring festival, NatureFest, on Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. NatureFest includes the Turtle Trot 5-K run, hikes for all ages and interests, and booths with hands-on interactive nature activities. Camping overnight is an option.

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Goshen College listed among greenest schools by Princeton Review

Goshen College is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools for the sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.

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Merry Lea to host sustainable farm open house April 10

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College will host an open house for its Sustainable Farm on Friday, April 10, 4 p.m. until dark, providing the public a chance to see the property and learn about its programs.

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Glenn Gilbert

Glenn Gilbert

Utilities Manager/Sustainability Coordinator