Student Groups

Get involved with sustainability
There are many ways you can become involved with sustainability-related groups and activities both on and off campus. Whether you want to get involved with campus sustainability initiatives, learn more from others about being green or join a cause to help make a difference, we've compiled a range of options to check out throughout this section. Don't have time to formally join a student group, but still want to be involved, join the Green Student listserv and receive emails  about events and programs, along with volunteer opportunities.  Join by sending an email to , subject line: Add to Green Student Listserv.

Student Association Sustainability Committee
The Committee on Sustainability shall be responsible for researching and monitoring methods of sustainability and conservation on Syracuse University’s Campus, as well as generate initiatives to promote awareness for sustainability and support for the environment in and around Syracuse University’s campus. Contact Fiona Thayer .

American Solar Energy Student Association
ASES provide students with a place to share knowledge and ideas, collaborate on exciting projects, gain valuable experience and networking contacts, and to work together to lead the transformation to 100% renewable energy. Contact Mallory Stokker

Food Recovery Network at SU and ESF
The ESF/SU Food Recovery Network is an organization where students go to various dining halls and cafe's on both campuses and collect perfectly untouched food that would be thrown away if it weren't recovered. This food is taken to shelters in the Syracuse community. Students aren't just lessening food waste, they are also helping residents and people in shelters.

Syracuse Enactus (formerly SU SIFE)
This organization includes students from various disciplines who are committed and dedicated to developing community outreach projects that contribute to environmental, economic and social sustainability. They run several well established projects that offer students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is New York State's largest student-directed consumer, environmental and government reform organization. NYPIRG SU and ESF—one of 20 college campus chapters—works to politically inform, educate and activate the SU and SUNY-ESF student bodies.

SU-ESF Habitat for Humanity
Our very own campus chapter, started in 1991, works with the local Syracuse Habitat for Humanity affiliate to help eliminate sub-standard housing here in Syracuse as well as across the country on the group's Alternative Spring Break Trips.

Net Impact SU/ESF Chapter
Net Impact is a global network of leaders changing the world through business. With over 20,000 members comprising 280 chapters across the world, Net Impact partners with leading profit and non-profit organizations enabling members to use business for social good in their graduate education, careers, and communities.