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Our mission

Pittsburg State University recognizes there are limited and finite resources here on Earth. With this knowledge, we are committed to establishing sustainable practices and socially responsible choices for our students, university, and community.

More than "green"

Our goal is to engage our students and broaden their horizons to the possibilities of conscious sustainable living, empowering them to develop sustainable practices in every aspect of life.

Change starts with us

From daily campus operations to academic programs, sustainability is present on campus. The impact doesn't stop there; partnerships and outreach spread our sustainability mindset even wider. 

Pursue sustainability in education

An interdisciplinary major, Sustainability, Society and Resource Management prepares students for dynamic careers in resource management, conservation, environmental protection, risk and crisis management, and public relations. The major includes courses in biology, communication, and social science.

What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is more than thinking "green," but is a social, economic, and environmental question.

Sustainability News


Students now can earn certificate in sustainability

A new undergraduate academic certificate in sustainability is available to all undergraduate students beginning this fall.


University launches bike share program

On Wednesday, Pittsburg State University became the second entity in the state of Kansas to offer VeoRide's dockless pay-as-you-ride bike share system to the campus community.  



Busy senior already on the road to success

There probably aren’t many Pittsburg State University seniors busier than Cole Morrison.


She speaks for the trees

Student Emily Fry's original goal this school year was a big one: to find out how much carbon the trees on the Pittsburg State University campus can sequester -- or clean from the atmosphere.


Student discovers passion for polymers at Pittsburg State

“I knew I liked to work with my hands and build things,” said McNay. “But I was completely blown away by everything we got to do. We designed and created our own race cars, and then raced them...



Students impact economy, contribute to community

It’s easy to tell when a new academic year has started again at Pittsburg State University — when students are back in town, there is more energy, more crimson and gold, and a positive impact on the economy.


An AASHE STARS Silver Rated Campus

We’re measuring our progress toward a sustainable campus through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). In 2016, we achieved a Silver Rating in the self-reporting framework. See what we are currently doing to reach Gold.