UO Common Reading:
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
In recognition of the environmental impact of study abroad programs, Global Education Oregon has committed to three pillars of sustainability. Learn more about how GEO is weaving sustainable practices into its course content, program structure and office operations.
Environmental Studies at UO
Building on the University of Oregon’s long tradition of environmental research and activism, our Environmental Studies program sets the standard in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration with more than 100 participating faculty from thirty campus programs and departments. ENVS degree programs are flexible and tailored to meet specific educational and career goals, providing students with the opportunities to work alongside world-class scholars and researchers, develop concrete skills and analytical abilities, and gain hands-on experience relevant to careers in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and academic fields.
This Academic Residential Community allows students to live and learn with peers who share their concern for the environment and social justice. They live together in the same hall while exploring sustainability through volunteering, events, and course work.
Beginning in 2015, the University of Oregon launched the Campus Sustainability Awards program to recognize individuals whose contributions deepen our culture of sustainability across a range of institutional activities. We are proud to feature the outstanding nominees for the Student Leadership Awards sponsored by the Student Sustainability Center.
The Environmental Leadership Program matches student teams with non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses to address local environmental needs.
UO students don't watch and wait. They begin a dialogue, then take action, applying their study and their energy to make change in the world. Here are some of the many clubs and organizations our students bring to life.
Student Environmental Organizations
C.A.N. works to create impactful and intersectional environmental change through direct action on campus and in the community.
The mission of the Climate Justice League is to empower students to organize their communities and be leaders in the climate justice movement by using direct-action campaigns.
CAER has the dual mission of educating the campus about environmental racism and building coalitions within the University community to foster activism in the environmental justice movement.
CMiS at the University of Oregon was established to promote the participation and success of minorities in the STEM field.
Design for America is an interdisciplinary club using the human centered design process to address social issues in our community.
The EDC seeks to educate and inspire University of Oregon design students to have the awareness, sensitivity, and expertise to lead the community toward sustainability.
The University of Oregon's environmental student publication.
Increasing the sustainability of the University of Oregon's Fraternity and Sorority Life through green events and more.
The Student Insurgent is a radical publication that seeks to deconstruct the existing social order and facilitate its replacement with one which is ecologically sound and functions on egalitarian lines.
Just Food is a community within University of Oregon for anyone interested in food justice and wishing to engage, discuss, and participate in events surrounding the food system.
Land Air Water Environmental Law Society is the nation’s oldest and largest student environmental law society. LAW’s first and foremost activity is organizing the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.
LiveMove brings together undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to focus on the planning and design of transportation systems as they relate to community quality of life and livability.
Net Impact combines aspects of student culture, work, and having a positive net impact. They do this through implementing sustainable business practices in hands-on projects, speaker series, site visits, networking trips, and collaborations with organizations both locally and worldwide.
OSPIRG chapters provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more.
SACNAS at UO exists to create a supportive community of STEM students at the University of Oregon. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to join its community in support of this mission.
ROAR Center, formerly Survival Center, is more than 40 years of environmental and social justice advocacy, and is a space and resource for student projects.
SIREJ is a collection of UO students and faculty working in collaboration with Bolivian indigenous communities, both in person and remotely, to support indigenous rights and environmental justice.
At the intersection of the student movement and the labor movement, SLAP actively works to better the realities for workers on campus and in the greater community.
We are committed to the professional development of design students by providing all students access to conferences, events, and other opportunities that will prepare them for their future careers.
Provides space for collaboration between all student groups that are working to improve human equity, environmental vitality, and economic well-being on this campus and beyond.