Student Sustainability Fund

Did you know there is over $100,000 a year available to students to use for projects regarding sustainability at this University?

Everything you need to know about the Student Sustainability Fund at Missouri State:

Quick facts:

  • In March 2009, students voted to implement a $2 per semester fee to go towards sustainability initiatives on campus
  • Funds from the student fee are then matched by officials within the University up to $75,000 each academic year
  • This fund is to be used solely by students for students
  • The only requirement for submitting a proposal to use the fund is that you are a student
  • The Sustainability Commission, made up of six students and several non-voting faculty and staff members, will evaluate all proposals submitted and allocate funds accordingly

How to utilize it:

  • Formulate an idea for a sustainable project (see sample list below)
  • Compile basic research of what, where, how, how much, when, who, etc. of the project
  • Reference the Sustainability Guidelines for more information about the proposal process
  • Check out Approved Proposals for examples and ideas
  • Seek out members of the Sustainability Commission or other knowledgeable students and faculty if you have any questions
  • Be prepared to present, explain, and defend your proposal

Sample project ideas:

  • Student maintained campus community garden
  • Corrugated cardboard recycling facilities
  • Local organic dining options
  • Installation of Photovoltaic solar panels
  • Campus wide low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads
  • Motion activated lights in all campus buildings

The possibilities are endless!