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.
We offer majors in environmental & marine science, sustainability management, sustainability studies and sustainable food systems! 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
Carol Good-Elliott, longtime environmental educator at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, was awarded the Howard Michaud Award from the Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI) for her lasting commitment in the field of environmental education.
Joel Pontius, associate professor of sustainability and environmental education at Goshen College’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, has been named the editor for Springer Nature's Environmental Discourses in Science Education Series.
Nayla Jiménez-Cabezas '03 joined the Washington Farmland Trust team in July as a Program Associate to support our Fundraising and Farmer to Farmer programs.
This summer, 15 students participated in the Maple Scholars and Hickory Scholars, Goshen College’s eight-week, hands-on interdisciplinary summer research programs.
Jerrell Ross Richer teaches courses in economics and sustainability at Goshen College in Indiana. He also teaches Global Sustainability in the Collaborative MBA program