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Student Organizations

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One of the ways the University of Iowa fosters leadership is by encouraging involvement in student organizations. Several sustainability-related groups thrive on campus and engage participants in action, outreach and education. The success of these groups hinges on the creativity and dedication of students and collaboration with the campus community. These organizations leave a lasting legacy at UI and provide a tangible real-life experience for UI students. To learn more about student organizations on campus visit: See also this list of campus sustainabilty resources that lists organizations and contacts.

Check out these sustainability-oriented student groups

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Undergraduate Student Organizations

UI Environmental Coalition

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UI Environmental Coalition is  dedicated to instilling a sense of pride in our natural environment through activism, education, and enjoyment. Check out their Facebook here.

Net Impact UIowa

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Net Impact focuses on sustainability and social responsibility in business. The mission of Net Impact is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Our chapter focuses on building knowledge about sustainability and sustainable practices. Check out their Facebook page and website.

UI Gardeners
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Our garden provides an educational model that addresses environmental, social, cultural, and economical issues that affect our contemporary food system. Check out their Facebook page here.

UI Bike Friends
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The goal of Bike Friends is to encourage students, faculty, and staff to bike for recreation, promote health, a foster a friendly environment for recreational bicycling at the University of Iowa US Green Building Council Students, University of Iowa. Check out their Facebook page here.

American Wind Energy Association


AWEA is the voice of wind energy in the U.S., promoting clean, affordable, homegrown power. Check out their Facebook page and website for more information.

Iowa Community Integrated Geography Organization


ICIGO is a student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences that utilizes experiences and skills gained in the classroom to support projects focused on sustainability in the community and state. Check out their website for more information.


Graduate Student Organizations

UI School of Urban & Regional Planning

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Located in a vibrant urban and academic setting, the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning offers a fully accredited Master's degree (either MA or MS) in Urban and Regional Planning. Learn more on their Facebook page and website.

Physicians for Social Responsibility, UI Chapter

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Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. PSR advocates on the issues you care about by addressing the dangers that threaten communities, using our medical and public health expertise to:

  • Prevent nuclear war and proliferation;
  • Reverse our trajectory towards climate change;
  • Protect the public and our environment from toxic chemicals;
  • Eliminate the use of nuclear power.

Check out their website here.

Net Impact, Full-time MBA Program
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Net Impact is a nonprofit membership organization for students and professionals interested in using business skills in support of various social and environmental causes. It serves both a professional organization and one of the largest student organizations among MBAs in the world. From its central office in San Francisco, the organization supports over 200 autonomous volunteer-run chapters and a membership base of over 10,000, with programs and networking events centered on topics such as corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability. Check out their Facebook page here. 


Click here for more ways to get involved on campus through academics, fellowships, independent studies, and student government.



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