Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Sustainability at Marylhurst

At Marylhurst, we accept the responsible and moral choice to study, practice and advocate for health, just and sustainable relationships among all people and within the natural world.

As a leader in higher education and in our community, we actively engage in sustainability. We work to set an example of service, social responsibility and stewardship in the natural world through academic programs, our Sustainability Advisory Council, campus-based sustainability initiatives and membership in both local and national associations.

Academic programs

Sustainability is a heavy focus of several of our bachelor's and master's degree programs, including:

The MBA in Sustainable Business (Green MBA) and the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Business, which weave sustainable business philosophies into every class

The MS in Food Systems & Society, with an emphasis on sustainable food systems

The environmental science concentration in our Bachelor of Arts in Science program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, which focuses heavily on sustainable design practices

The sustainability studies concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


Sustainability Advisory Council

The Marylhurst University Sustainability Advisory Council is a primary driver of campus sustainability initiatives. This group of students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members helps keep earth stewardship a campus priority and promotes adoption of practices that will help Marylhurst become a model of ecological sustainability.

>> Self-nomination process for 2015-16 now open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and members of the community. 

More about the Sustainability Advisory Council

Associations

Marylhurst is an institutional member of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future. The AASHE mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.

Marylhurst also has an active student chapter of Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS)

SOS is committed to creating a more sustainable, thriving world by empowering students to take action within the Marylhurst campus community and beyond.
» Join SOS on Facebook
» Learn more about SOS and other student organizations at Marylhurst

Related News

See All News

Sean Gillon Publishes Water, Food Systems Study

Dr. Sean Gillon, food systems & society faculty, published a study on key factors in food system change affecting water quality in Wisconsin's lakes in the journal Regional Environmental Change in April 2015.

Kristy Athens to Present at National Conference

Kristy Athens, food systems & society student, will present her thesis at the joint annual meeting and conference of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society and Association for the Study of Food and Society in June 2015.

Calendar

See All Events

July 09, 2015

Alumni Pub Talk

You asked for it and your Alumni Relations team has delivered! Come hang out with fellow Marylhurst alumni in a casual setting for motivation and s...

READ MORE

July 25, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. We offer master's degrees in: Applied Pastoral Theology, Art Therapy Counseling, Business Admin...

READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Marylhurst University Sustainability Advisory Council (MUSAC)

Monthly business meeting. Visitors welcome to attend. Agenda items may be submitted to the Advisory Council prior to the meeting. The Council's mi...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University