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Tools for all student organizations

  • discussionSCOOPS

    SCOOPS: Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Projects for Sustainability

    SCOOPS empowers Santa Clara University students in leadership positions to implement the University's Strategic Plan by fostering Justice and Sustainability programs among student organizations. Liaisons engage their organization's members in sustainable behaviors in order to develop a culture of sustainability among students at SCU. Liaisons share and discuss endeavors, events, ideas, and foster collaborative opportunities between multiple organizations.

  • keep it classy screen shotSustainable Events

    Planning an event? Let the Office of Sustainability help you make it more sustainable!

  • bikesBest Practices for Student Organizations

    Read a PDF with 10 ways student organizations, clubs, and teams can operate more sustainably right now, regardless of their theme or purpose. Suggestions include reducing waste associated with meetings and meals, ordering club t-shirts through socially-responsible vendors, and choosing more sustainable transportation options when organizing an event off-campus.
  • MS_3color_logo 140lcMore news

    Read more about sustainability initiatives among student organizations, featured in our monthly Sustainability Updates.


Learning about sustainability outside the classroom

Engaging in sustainability issues through co-curricular activities allows students to deepen and apply their understandings of sustainability principles. Student organizations help integrate sustainability into the campus culture and ensure we continue to have fun!

  • iconAmnesty International

    To promote awareness about worldwide human rights and justice issues, and to empower students to make a difference through letter-writing campaigns, bringing speakers to campus and holding free documentary screenings.
  • iconBronco Leaders for Environmental Justice Investigating Truth (B LEJIT)

    B-LEJIT, or Bronco Leaders for Environmental Justice Investigating Truth, acts as an advocate/ally for the people and communities most impacted by environmental injustices. We develop spaces for dialogue and education on environmental justice issues within the SCU community and utilize a diverse set of strategies and tactics to address both local and non-local environmental injustices.
  • iconEngineers Without Borders

    Engineers Without Borders - SCU is a student chapter of EWB-USA, which is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.
  • iconThe Food and Agribusiness Institute

    The Food and Agribusiness Institute is an integral part of the Leavey School of Business. One of the major objectives of the Institute is to provide students with an education in the functional areas of management with the application of modern business practices to food and agribusiness firms. Undergraduate students may become involved with FAI through the Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment (FHPE) pathway or by attending FAI-sponsored events such as the Follow Your Food and Food for Thought Speaker series!
  • iconThe Forge Garden

    The Forge is SCU’s own campus and community garden where students can work, learn about sustainable agriculture, and participate in community events.
  • iconGlobal Medical Brigades

    SCU GMB gathers medical resources and provides desperately needed health care to insolvent areas of struggling nations. SCU GMB will establish daily clinics in-country for at least one week out of every year. Currently focusing on the country of Panama, the club offers its services to more than 70 villages.
  • iconGrass Roots Environmental Efforts Now (GREEN) Club

    The GREEN Club is SCU's student sustainability club. GREEN stands for Grass Roots Environmental Efforts Now, so the student-group focuses on events and activities that promote sustainability on and off our campus! Through public events, education, field trips, campus advocacy, community building, and the power of contagious enthusiasm, GREEN hopes to spread the good green word.
  • iconInto the Wild (Camping Club)

    SCU's one and only camping, hiking, climbing, rafting, and backpacking wilderness club!
  • iconLive OneWorld Social Justice magazine

    OneWorld is Santa Clara's only student-run social justice magazine. OneWorld takes submissions from any Santa Clara students who are interested in showcasing their writing, photography, or artwork that deals with social justice issues. OneWorld encourages students to become part of the team and help with editing, copy editing, and designing layout for the magazine which is distributed annually in the spring. Though Santa Clara's OneWorld does not have its own website yet, questions and interest regarding the magazine can be directed toward Matt Smith in Campus Ministry.
  • iconOceans

    Oceans is a club that focuses on opposing the harassment, capture and killing of cetaceans and other marine mammals, and promoting coastal and marine conservation. Oceans accomplishes this by raising awareness, fundraising, beach clean ups, petitions, etc.
  • iconSanta Clara Community Action Program

    For the purpose of supporting the University's goals of educating men and women to be leaders of competence, conscience and compassion, Santa Clara Community Action Program will offer opportunities of service, community based learning, advocacy, activism, and leadership to the university community. As a chartered student organization, Santa Clara Community Action Program promotes the holistic education of the volunteer by serving the surrounding community and by reflecting upon social justice issues, with the intent of challenging the participants to commit to creating a more humane and just world.
  • iconSanta Clara Entrepreneurs' Organization

    Fosters, promotes, and strengthens entrepreneurial talent both locally and globally
  • iconSCUBA Club

    SCUBA provides 3 primary services to members:
    • A forum for certified divers to network with other certified divers
    • A learning path, allowing students to become certified, refresh their certifications, and advance their certification
    • An opportunity to participate in established discounts and special offers we have created with local dive shops and boat charters to keep members diving as inexpensively and often as possible.
  • iconSCU Rotaract

    Rotaract is a worldwide service organization that works to benefit local and global community. Rotaract also promotes leadership and professional development through seminars, conventions, and mutli-district events.
  • iconSocial Innovators

    Social Innovators looks to encourage students to work together in solving issues facing the reality of third world nations. Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss and improving systems, inventing new approaches, and creating solutions to change society for the better.
  • iconSustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project (SLURP)

    Students in the CyPhi Residential Learning Community conduct year-long research projects related to promoting and encouraging sustainable living among SCU residents.
  • iconSustainable Business Studies Club

    The goal of the Sustainability Business Studies Club (SBS) is to enable students to gain a foundation of the role sustainability plays in business through networking, outreach, and academic activities, along with fostering a community of sustainability within the Leavey School of Business.

Graduate Networks

  • iconEnvironmental Law Society

    The goal of the Environmental Law Society is to provide law students interested in environmental law with the opportunity to network and gain information about career paths in the field. While we work toward improving the environment, the Society seeks to promote awareness of environmental issues that law students are interested in tackling.

    This year the Environmental Law Society hopes to become a major presence on campus and in the community. We have planned thought-provoking and action-oriented meetings, during which we encourage students to share their ideas. We hope to engage faculty and students by holding forums in which we discuss current environmental law issues and ways in which we can act upon these issues.

  • iconNet Impact

    Net Impact at Santa Clara's Leavey Graduate School of Business provides a platform and resources to people interested in the causes of social benefit entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility in order to make positive changes in our curriculum and our community.
  • iconStudent Animal Legal Defense Fund

    The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) seeks to raise the profile of the field of animal law and educate students and the community on the cruelty that animals face everyday, from the evils of factory farming to criminal animal abuse that goes unprosecuted. Our main purpose is to create a system where animals are free from suffering. This entails humane slaughter, humane treatment and conditions while alive, and being free from physical abuse. We are affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and as such we have made a promise to uphold their mission: To Protect the lives and advance the interest of animals through the legal system.