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THE STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE

The Student Sustainability Office interns are working remotely under the direction of Brhianna Malcolm as precautionary measures in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. If you need to get ahold of the SSO, please contact the office by email at sso@usu.edu or brhianna.malcolm@usu.edu. For Utah State University coronavirus updates, please visit usu.edu/COVID-19.


In 2011, USU Students voted and passed a $0.25/credit hour fee paid by all USU students. This fee wBGG VOTEas approved during the 2011 ASUSU elections after a campus-wide campaign, to help address sustainability issues at USU. The Student Sustainability Office was started to help administer grant funds and implement the student projects around campus.

The SSO consists of a Director, and multiple student interns running initiatives and programs all over campus and the community!

How are Funds Distributed?

The overall Student Sustainability Grant (SSG) process is run by the Student Sustainability Office on campus. All funding decisions for student projects are made by the SSG Student Grant Committee. This committee is made up of:

Program coordinator/director of Student Sustainability Office
ENVS Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist
Sustainability Council Chair
Two faculty/staff members appointed by the Sustainability Council Chair
Eight student members-one from each of the eight colleges selected by that college’s academic senator


What are the program's timing and funding guidlines?

Student Sustainability Office Large Grant proposals are accepted November 1st, and mini-grants are accepted from October 1 - April 1. A few weeks after the deadline, funding is decided on a case-by-case basis.


For more information on the SSG Grant process or help putting together a proposal, contact the Student Sustainability Office at sso@usu.edu.  Come to an Idea Lab Tuesdays 11-1pm in TSC 302A or email, heatherandreawilkinson@gmail.com.