Our office works in close conjunction with Academic Sustainability Programs. The Academic Sustainability Programs focus on:

  • training students and faculty in the concepts and application of sustainability;
  • expanding the incorporation of sustainability into the curriculum;
  • fostering interdisciplinary sustainability research; and
  • oversight, advisement, and administration of the Sustainability Minor.

Questions about the Academic Programs may be directed to Sarah Hamilton.

Photo of Faculty at Fall Line Workshop

Faculty attend the Fall Line Workshop, a training on incorporating sustainability into classes.

Photo of Students learning about stormwater management.

Students learn about stormwater management at the Donald E. Davis Arboretum.


Established in 2008, the sustainability studies minor continues to attract a growing number of students from over 50 majors representing all 9 colleges.

The 15-hour minor provides students an opportunity to take both a foundational and capstone sustainability course, along with 9 hours of electives in the areas of society and markets; the environment; and social justice.

Students interested in learning more about the minor may contact the Academic Sustainability Programs Director, Sarah Hamilton.


Auburn University offers many programs and opportunities that provide students an opportunity to learn more about sustainability. Check out the additional academic resources curated by Academic Sustainability Programs for more information.

Photo of Students studying watersheds in Costa Rica.

Students travel to Costa Rica in the Watershed Services: The Ecology, Business, Politics, and Social Impacts of Managing Inland Water Systems course.