Indiana State University
UniversityIndiana State University
ProgramSustainable Cities Program
Years2020 - Present
Case TypeProgram Stories
School SizeGreater than 5000
Focus AreasCommunity Engagement, Environmental Sustainability, Service Learning, Sustainability
Sustainable Cities (SC) Program
Website | https://www.indstate.edu/university-engagement/sustainability/sustainable-cities
The Sustainable Cities (SC) Program intends to leverage the resources of Indiana State University towards creating more sustainable cities while providing unique experiential learning opportunities to ISU students.
The Sustainable Cities Program at Indiana State University was born from the partnership between the Office of Sustainability and Center for Community Engagement. Indiana State University is consistently highlighted for its community engagement, service learning, and experiential learning. In fact, Washington Monthly’s National University Rankings placed ISU first in the State of Indiana and top 9% of public schools overall for community service. The mission to increase engagement in sustainability initiatives across the university and in the community was a major priority. This led to the creation of the Sustainable Cities Program as a unique partnership within the Division of University Engagement. The SC Program has leadership through multiple staff in the division and faculty leaders at the university. The main point of contact is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. The current focus of the program is to increase engagement with Wabash Valley communities and assist in building their resilience and sustainability efforts.
Fun Facts about The Sustainable Cities Program
The SC Program has a broad range of partners across the institution such as 10+ academic departments, the Division of University Engagement, the Cunningham Memorial Library, and multiple interested student organizations.
Public or Private Institution | Public
Total Student Enrollment | 9,459
Year Program Established | 2020
Country | US
The Sustainable Cities Program launched in 2020 with its inaugural partner city, The City of Sullivan. After the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the first year of the program, this partnership was extended one more year.
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