Environmental Leaders ARC

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When you join the Environmental Leaders community, you get to live and learn with peers who share your concern for the environment and social justice. You will live together in the same hall while exploring sustainability through volunteering, events, and course work. The program begins with an orientation trip where you will get to know your peers and engage with multiple sustainability topics from food and farming to environmental justice to biking and sustainable transportation. You will also have opportunities to explore Eugene’s quirky corners and the natural world beyond campus with student leaders, resident assistants, and other mentors.

Our planet is precious and our environmental problems are complex. Solving them requires the passion and talents of planners and designers, engineers and scientists, legal experts and civic engagers, energy experts and farmers, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and thinkers, and those willing to advocate for social justice and the needs of non-human species. How will you make a difference?

Orientation Trip

Before the school year begins, camp, hike, farm, bike, and more with other environmental leaders.

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Young women standing in front of their Companion Planting research poster.


Explore complex environmental problems with your cohort.

Students sharing a meal.


Build a strong community of environmental leaders by living alongside other students dedicated to environmental causes.


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