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Valpo Connect: Sustainability Cohort

Are you driven to explore some of today’s most pressing questions concerning the environment and the earth? Would you like to help create a sustainable future for all? Careers in every corner of the marketplace require passionate thinkers and innovators ready to address these questions. Ensuring a secure and sustainable tomorrow for future generations requires leaders who can use knowledge from a vast array of subjects to develop tomorrow’s solutions. Valpo is committed to helping students become those leaders.

Introducing the Sustainability Scholars, part of Valpo Connect — an interdisciplinary hub that brings together disciplines from across our five colleges to harness the power of innovative and collaborative thinking.

Valpo Connect: Sustainability Cohort Launching Fall 2023

What are the benefits of becoming a Valpo Connect Sustainability Scholar?

  • Becoming a member of a specialized cohort of students who share your passion for the issues of climate change, the environment, and sustainability.
  • Opportunities for field work and community projects
  • Leadership roles in assisting campus sustainability initiatives such as our Eco-Rep program
  • Open to any major, with academic advising to connect you with personalized, sustainability-themed path of study
  • A general education pathway that is deeply rooted in topics and themes related to sustainability
  • The opportunity to build a complementary major in sustainability alongside your primary major
  • Skills and knowledge that set yourself apart in the marketplace


Make a difference as a Valpo Connect Sustainability Scholar!

Sustainability Scholar experiences include

Sustainability Scholar experiences include:

  • First-year seminar
  • Weekly colloquium working with community leaders and clinicians
  • Collaboration with students across majors to design and implement projects to address the needs of campus and local communities
  • After year one, individual paths of study focused on topics like environmental economics and policy, environmental philosophy and ethics, topics in weather and climate, globalization and development, theology and ecology, and the intersection between environmental stewardship, economic development, and social justice.
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