Academics & Outreach

As an institution of higher learning, we know that we have a high capacity for teaching and have identified built-in opportunities to educate our students so that they can become better stewards of our environment. We are also using our educational expertise to reach out to partners and allies in the community and beyond so that we can share a message of environmental sustainability.

HealthPlex Taking Shape

The HealthPlex Center will promote exercise and healthy nutritional habits through education and exercise programs for JCSU students, faculty and staff.


Science Center to House Center for Renewable Energy

Construction will begin in 2012 on a new Science Center that will be constructed with sustainable materials and methods designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards.


JCSU Launches Community Home Energy Initiative

Along with the housing rehabilitation project managed by the Johnson C. Smith University Center for Applied Leadership, student interns implemented a Green Rehab program for the surrounding community.


Duke and JCSU Partner to Offer Workshop

Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, together with the Center for Applied Leadership and Community Development at Johnson C. Smith University, is excited to offer the inaugural Environmental Justice Workshop for teachers, students and community members in June 2012.


Course Moves Students Toward Sustainability Education

Students in Professor Jonathan Pullin’s class are being introduced to biofuels, hydraulic fracturing and renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and geothermal.


Sustainability Village to Integrate Living and Learning

The University’s plans for a Sustainability Village will integrate academic coursework, research, service learning and experiential education opportunities to enhance student understanding of sustainable development, community food systems and alternative lifestyles that promote conservation.