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, building a solar hot water collection system for our 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
Goshen College President Jim Brenneman joined other college presidents, mayors, governors and business leaders by signing an open letter to declare institutional commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement, despite withdrawal by the federal government.
Being connected to the Mennonite Church is a stream that runs deeply through my life. My heritage has long roots in the Anabaptist tradition for which I am grateful. But my connection consists of much more than an ethnic, cultural and familial basis. While each of these elements plays a role in whom I am, I find the deepest connection in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Dandelion cookies and salad were among menu items featured at Goshen College’s dining hall to highlight the critical role pollinator species play in the ecosystem.
Goshen College has been named Indiana’s first Bee Campus USA and is just the second college in the Midwest and 27th nationally to be recognized for its work in supporting pollinators such as bees.
Goshen College has been honored for the third consecutive year with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.