PSU’s Emerging Sustainability Leaders Program

PSU’s Emerging Sustainability Leaders Program

Former ISS Student Fellows program transitions to the SSC as the Emerging Sustainability Leaders program

join the emerging sustainability leaders program

Dear Sustainability Community and PSU Students, Faculty & Staff,
Since the Fall of 2016, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) Student Fellows Program has had a significant impact on students looking to find professional development opportunities and sustainability related careers. The ISS Student Fellows Program has been a diverse network of over 400 students, coming together to create community, network, enhance career skills and experience. This program offered students a variety of opportunities including a sustainability mentorship program, networking events, workshops, head shots, internships, sustainability graduation chords and grants to access conferences and events.

The Student Sustainability Center, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the Campus Sustainability Office all make up a broader vision, referred to as Sustainability at PSU. Each organization plays a unique role in bringing sustainability to life for students. The Student Sustainability Center (SSC) offers students opportunities to get involved with hands-ons volunteer and leadership programs. In an effort to connect professional development and student affairs, the impactful opportunities offered in the ISS Student Fellows Program are transitioning to the SSC beginning fall term 2020. 

In this transitional year, the SSC hopes to maintain many of the opportunities that have been available to students, such as networking events and the Sustainability Mentorship Program. The program has been rebranded and is now referred to as the Emerging Sustainability Leaders Program to bring together students passionate about sustainability and support their professional growth.

The Emerging Sustainability Leaders Program will offer students a variety of opportunities to get involved with varied levels of commitment. The network will act as the larger base of students involved in sustainability at PSU, providing access to events, workshops, programs and job opportunities.

Get involved – apply anytime!

Students will be accepted into the program on a rolling basis. Once students have filled out the application, they will be added to our listserv and receive our newsletters, where they will learn about opportunities to get involved and grow professionally. If you were previously an ISS Student Fellow, you do not need to reapply.
Any questions? Email SSCLeads@pdx.edu.