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
Anna Costanza '15 is in the process of completing her Masters of Science in Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Science, studying Geographic information systems (GIS), which deals with spatial analyses and mapping.
Mark Kreider '18 believes piano performance is an energizing complement to his graduate work in ecology.
Doug Landis '81, a University Distinguished Professor in the Michigan State University Department of Entomology and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Goshen College is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley '97, Goshen’s urban forester, worked with 2020 alumnus Aidan Friesen to conduct research looking at projected climate change impacts to our urban forest.