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.
NEW: Majors in environmental & marine science, sustainability management, sustainability studies and sustainable food systems! Goshen College offers a variety of hands-on opportunities to learn about sustainability. Also, check out our Sustainability Leadership Semester, Agroecology Summer Intensive, master’s program and more!
In recent years we have taken numerous steps to reduce our carbon footprint: converting 20 percent of lawn space to native plants and prairie restoration, adding a huge solar array to the roof of the Recreation-Fitness Center, and purchasing 100 percent of campus electricity from renewable sources. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
At Goshen College, students have initiated all sorts of green projects on campus. Join our environmental club, EcoPax, volunteer with our student-led composting program, plants trees on campus, research with the Algae Town project, oversee controlled burns of the campus’s native prairies, and much more!
News & Features
The Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Goshen College a Tree Campus USA for 2019. Tree Campus USA is a program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities and their leaders who promote trees on their campuses and engage students in their conservation.
After losing much of their business to COVID-19 restaurant closures, the owners of Clay Bottom Farm in Goshen, Indiana, didn’t flinch.
The eight-week Maple Scholars research program and Hickory Scholars sustainability program continued this summer, despite an early end to the academic school year due to coronavirus.
“How do we integrate places more intentionally into our lives and our lives more consciously into places,” is the question at the heart of Joel Pontius’ first book, “Place-based Learning for the Plate,” which explores 21st century stories of hunting, foraging and fishing for food.
From Indiana to New Mexico to Colorado to Virginia, students in the"Walking the World" May term class explored the relationship between human ideas and environmental engagement, all while participating in the act of walking.