Student Organizations

From recycling initiatives to environmental advocacy, University of Chicago students engage in a range of activities and groups that promote sustainability. Student groups have led a wide variety of efforts to make our campus more sustainable including raising awareness of enviromental issues on campus, engaging in environmental consulting for private partners, working to promote sustainability through education, and convening youth climate coalitions.

Student organizations focused on sustainability, and their activities, include:

Phoenix Sustainability Initiative

  • Phoenix Sustainability Initiative (PSI) seeks to identify and actualize environmentally sustainable practices and policies with the University and wider Chicago community. 

Environmental Research Group

  • The Environmental Research Group is a student research group at the University of Chicago dedicated to exploring the intersections of the environment, business, economics, and public policy

UChicago Environmental Alliance 

  • The UChicago Environmental Alliance (UCEA) is a partnership between five sustainability-focused student organizations or project groups. We aspire to grow our support on campus to become a recognized alliance of voices for environmental good. 

Committee on Campus Sustainability 

  • The Committee on Campus Sustainability (CCS) is a standing committee of Student Government focused on furthering three main goals: advocacy, awareness, and action. 

UChicago Food Recovery Network 

  • The UChicago Food Recovery Network is dedicated to reducing the environmental footprint at UChicago and addressing local food security by recovering food that would otherwise go to waste on campus. 

Are we missing an organization? Already a member of an awesome organization? Email us and tell us what you’re working on! We are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with students and spread the word about your work.