Join the Sustainability Commission

Becoming a sustainability commissioner gives you the ability to implement lasting changes at Missouri State University. You will gain valuable leadership experience while advancing sustainability on our campus.

The Sustainability Fund provides the means to implement student-initiated projects on the Missouri State University-Springfield campus that focus on sustainability and lessen the negative environmental impact of the university.

Interested in joining? Send an email to for more information.

The Sustainability Commission must meet at least once a month during the academic year, but may choose to meet more often than once monthly and possibly over the summer, if needed.

The Sustainability Commission shall consist of the following members:

  1. One student who shall serve as Chief Sustainability Commissioner
  2. Six students at-large
    • No more than two of whom shall be from the same academic college
    • One shall serve as Vice Commissioner
    • One shall serve as Administrative Coordinator
  3. The Vice President for Administration and Finance (or appointee)
  4. The University Architect and/or Campus Planner (or appointee)
  5. The Sustainability Coordinator (or appointee)
  6. Vice President for Student Affairs (or appointee)

The non-student members of the Sustainability Commission listed above shall have voting rights. Other non-student faculty and staff members may attend meetings, but they will stand as ex-officio members with no vote.

Ex-officio Members shall include

  1. Student Body President
  2. The Director of Accounting and/or budget liaison (or appointee)
  3. A Faculty Senate representative
  4. A Staff Senate representative

Submit a proposal

Proposals should be submitted directly to the Chief Sustainability Commissioner.

Please use this Proposal Template.

Email your proposal as a word document or PDF.

Please enter the following in the Subject Line of the email: Sustainability Proposal Idea- Your Last Name, First Name

In the body of the email, provide a brief overview of the project.

Need an Advisor?

We can match you with a faculty/staff advisor, just send the following information to the Chief Sustainability Commissioner.

  • Name
  • Year in School
  • Major
  • College
  • Proposal Topic or Idea