One of the most important parts of our sustainability model is our student engagement.
Drake students are able to get involved in sustainability in a variety of ways, such as through academic majors, minors and experiences, student organizations, and student-led projects. Here at the Office of Sustainability, we are continuously expanding our engagement with the campus community and working to get students involved with improving our sustainability.
Drake offers a variety of academic opportunities that align with our sustainability goals including:
Many clubs & organizations are committed to social, economic, and environmental sustainability including:
Around Drake’s campus, students have been involved in a variety of projects that helped transform campus sustainability.
Students established a bike library on campus, allowing students to check out bicycles from Olmsted with their Drake ID. Drake students also created the Sprout Garden which is a community garden that provides fresh fruits and vegetables for people in the area. Examples of student leadership can be seen in many other programs too, such as the student-led Earth Week which is organized by DEAL each year and RHA positions that allow students to advocate for their peers in the residence halls.
Students at Drake have a variety of travel opportunities focused on environmental sustainability, including January-Term experiences in Rwanda, Uganda and the Galapagos Islands, and a close partnership with the School for Field Studies (SFS).