Sustainable Campus

Sustainability at Marylhurst

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, and campus-based sustainability initiatives.

Marylhurst University doesn’t just teach sustainable business practices; this university “walks the talk.” Clackamas County is recognizing Marylhurst’s numerous efforts to make operational improvements that bring efficiencies, foster innovation and reduce environmental impacts, with the highest level recognition in its Leaders in Sustainability program: Gold certification.

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

The MBA in Sustainable Business (Green MBA) which weaves sustainable business philosophies into every class

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

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

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. For more information, email

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

We hold a strong sense of stewardship for our beautiful campus and its plants and animals. We are a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat and take seriously the campus’ health and well-being as a sanctuary for wild nature and for our human souls.

Want to Carpool?

If you are looking for a ride or can offer a ride, you can post it on our new Ride Share google group. Again, you must be signed in to your Marylhurst email to participate.

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