Concordia is a leader in environmental sustainability, providing students from all majors with opportunities to make a difference on campus and in the community. Whether leading student organizations, completing Pivotal Experience in Applied Knowledge (PEAK) opportunities in the community, interning with Concordia's Office of Sustainability, taking courses in environmental and sustainability studies, leading a High Impact Leadership Trip focused on environmental justice, or serving on the President’s Sustainability Council, students are actively engaged in our sustainability efforts. 

Up to eight incoming students — from any major — will be chosen to participate in the Environmental Leadership program. Joining this Environmental Leadership Cohort will put you at the forefront of our sustainability work and prepare you to be an environmental leader wherever your career path takes you.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Empower students with the skills they need to be champions of environmental and climate action in their careers and communities.
  • Bring in more students who are eager to promote environmental sustainability and justice at Concordia and in our local community.
  • Attract a talented group of students who will lead the charge as we continue to expand our environmental programming and move forward on our sustainability and climate goals.

Why Apply?

LEARN: Opportunities to enroll in coursework related to environmental sustainability, including Inquiry Seminars and coursework in the environmental and sustainability studies program. First-year students will have the opportunity to indicate their preference for Inquiry Seminars with an environmental focus.

WORK: A guaranteed paid (five hour per week) on-campus internship focused on environmental sustainability during your first or second year, which can count as a PEAK.

LEAD: The opportunity to participate in a sustainability leadership workshop during your first semester. Opportunities to connect with professionals working on environmental sustainability in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This program is open to all incoming first-year and transfer students from any major.

Please contact Gabrielle Lommel, sustainability coordinator, or Dr. Ken Foster, chair of the President’s Sustainability Council and chair/professor of political science, with any questions about the program.