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Campus Culture

Recycling Initiatives

PSU Recycling engages in initiatives year-round to maintain a culture of sustainability. From Move-In Mayhem at the beginning of each semester to Move Out Madness at the end, our recycling team diverts waste and repurposes items from a variety of events and operations.  

Learn more about campus recycling initiatives

Student Sustainability Fee

Established in 2017, the University Sustainability Fee was created to fund sustainable initiatives on campus through mini grants. This fee is overseen by students of the Student Sustainability Fund Committee and faculty and staff members of the University Sustainability Council. Applications are open to any students, faculty, or staff for a variety of activities, such as research, events, training, projects, etc.

Sustainability Council

Meets monthly to develop and monitor the implementation of the institution's sustainability plan. The council is composed of faculty and staff from various departments across campus. The Sustainability Council submits a report to the University Strategic Planning Council on an annual basis (May 1st of each year), focusing sustainability planning activities for the previous year.

Council Members

Students for Sustainability

Students for sustainability (S4S) is a campus organization of students interested in engaging in the sustainable practices at Pittsburg State University and the surrounding community.


Health and Well-Being Classes and Facilities

Health and well-being classes and facilities found at Pittsburg State help encourage a healthy and happy lifestyle among students, faculty, and the local community. Classes include physical fitness courses from racquetball to basketball, therapeutic recreation courses such as yoga, and a general introduction to lifetime fitness.

PSU offers facilities to students, faculty, and community residents including the Garfield Weede Building and pool, an indoor track, turf football field, and weight room at the Robert W. Plaster Center, and the Student Recreation Center, which features 3 full-sized basketball courts, various weights and exercise machines, and fitness classrooms.

The Bryant Student Health Center provides Pittsburg State University students with high quality evidenced based medical care and health education to support collegiate success and sustained wellness.

Nature Reach

An initiative of the PSU Biology Department since 1985, Nature Reach provides natural history and environmental education outreach programming to school and community groups. Off-campus programs bring live animals directly to local classrooms. Summer programs provide opportunities for hands-on learning. Teachers become better educators with our teacher workshops. Valuable, real world training is given to college students preparing for careers from veterinary medicine to wildlife management.