Sustainability Program

From the core courses to the internship or research to the elective courses, our students are doing sustainability.

Our sustainability program addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We emphasize experiential learning where we find solutions to real-world environmental, social and economic problems.

The program provides training in how to understand and address complex, interdisciplinary problems and work with people from a variety of backgrounds. Our faculty members actively conduct research on a range of environmental, social and economic issues.

News in Brief

  • Sustainability Missour River
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota is hosting a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program called Sustainable RIVER or Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience.
  • Bike Share program at the University of South Dakota
    VERMILLION, S.D. -- Students at the University of South Dakota could be closer to having a bike share program, thanks to a $4,850 grant from the Student Government Association’s Green Initiative Fund.
  • USD's Student Government Association (SGA) has released its call for applications for the Campus Green Initiatives Fund, which was ~$5000 last year. To see the call for applications, visit the Sustainability Program's website early next week:

Contact Us

Churchill Haines Labs Location
Sustainability Program
414 E. 4th Street
Vermillion, SD 57069


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