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Sustainability Leadership

  • Students doing research in the Pomme de Terre river

Why Study Sustainability Leadership at UMN Morris? 

To solve our world's environmental and economic challenges, our future leaders must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with people from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds; rural, reservation, suburban, urban, and inner-city communities; American Indian tribes and communities of color, including new immigrant communities; and communities around the world.

We face global problems that call for inclusive global solutions.

With the increasingly diverse population in Minnesota and the United States, the ability to work effectively across cultures and to draw from their knowledge, understanding, and skill sets will be essential in building community-based solutions even on the most local scale.

A diverse group of leaders can draw on a more robust set of experiences and understandings to solve problems in creative ways, which include and respect a range of communities.

Our solution draws on our campus strengths:

  • Our legacy of and commitment to inclusivity that has led to one of the most diverse student populations in the state of Minnesota;
  • Our nationally recognized commitment to environmental sustainability through our renewable energy infrastructure investments, institutional policies, and campus initiatives; and
  • The rich array of leadership opportunities the campus offers to students through student organizations, internships, undergraduate research projects, and community engagement.

For all of these reasons and more, UMN Morris is the place to study sustainability leadership.

UMN Morris students presenting sustainability goals