Through course projects, capstones, and independent studies, students can collaborate with faculty members and the Office of Sustainability to make significant contributions to advancing sustainability at the College. Learn more about classes with sustainability content and check out our database reported in our AASHE STARS report highlighting courses with sustainability themes.
Research and Special Project Opportunities
Lafayette offers opportunities to participate in sustainability research across 25 departments. A database of faculty members conducting sustainability-related research can be found here.
Students or student groups with research questions or proposed projects can use this database to find a faculty member who has aligned research interests. Students can also use the research questions database to learn about potential upcoming projects or opportunities to tackle something new.
Sustainability Impact Fellows
This fellowship, made possible by an endowment fund sponsored by Daniel and Heidi Hanson ’91, allows students to work on challenging, transformative projects designed to advance the College’s embodiment of its sustainability values while simultaneously offering a unique learning experience. Previous fellows have worked on campus sustainability challenges related to waste, item reuse, biodiversity and behavior change. Learn more about Sustainability Impact Fellows.
Employment with the Office of Sustainability
Both the Office of Sustainability and LaFarm have a range of employment opportunities that allow students the opportunity to to use the campus as a lab and make an impact.
Students work on teams that explore campus datasets, engage and educate campus community members, or advance the operations of our sustainable food loop. Learn more about employment opportunities in sustainability.