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Student Experience

Get involved with Sustainability at UIC!

Sustainability Courses at UIC Heading link

UIC offers a wide variety of courses that include topics related to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Explore options in your own department and college or explore options far afield that will challenge and inspire you in new ways. This information is provided as a resource. Decisions about your course of study should be made in consultation with faculty/staff in your academic department and with your academic advisor.

Explore courses in sustainability topics at UIC

Sustainability Internship Program Heading link

The Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) offers hands-on learning experiences for students that advance the overall mission of greater social, economic and environmental sustainability in the campus community. Open to UIC undergraduate students. UIC Faculty and Staff can apply to mentor a student in their department.

Apply to become a SIP intern or learn about becoming a SIP Mentor

Sustainability Fee Heading link

The Sustainability Fee funds small, short-term projects, and helps to subsidize larger, long-term projects on campus. Open to all UIC students (graduate and undergraduate).

Learn more and apply for Sustainability Fee funding

EcoVolunteers Heading link

EcoVolunteers at UIC are essential to achieving our Climate Commitments, especially to become a Zero Waste Campus. EcoVolunteers are notified when they are needed at events via email. Open to everyone (UIC faculty, staff, students, and friends of UIC).

Apply today to become a UIC EcoVolunteer

Teaching Sustainability Initiative Heading link

The Teaching Sustainability Initiative is a one-day program that provides faculty of all subject areas an overview on how to amend and/or create curricula to include sustainability concepts. The workshop explores how we can meaningfully integrate sustainability—broadly defined—into our classrooms, as well as access to a network of experienced instructors who provide assistance and feedback to formulate a dynamic syllabus and curriculum.

Learn more and apply to become the next TSI fellow

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UIC’s sustainability unit is constantly striving to ensure our campus’ sustainability through our many initiatives. A truly sustainable campus and world involves the cooperation of all of our vital stakeholders – students, faculty, staff, higher administration, alumni, and partners to meet today’s needs. We encourage everyone to sign the UIC Sustainability Pledge to extend UIC’s sustainability goals.

Are you ready? Take the pledge