Office of Sustainability Initiatives

The Office of Sustainability Initiatives manages an intern program which provides Emory students real-world experiences through which they develop research, data, outreach, programming, and communication skills transferable to future careers. Based on student interests and OSI’s needs, interns work on a variety of projects throughout the semester in the areas of academics & research, biodiversity & landscapes, climate solutions, green buildings, energy, food & dining, purchasing, social justice, transportation, waste, water, and wellbeing. The sole Emory Student Employee of the Year for 2018, Kryn Dykema, and 2019, Kristen Kaufman, were both OSI interns.

The Impact of Your Gift

Gifts to OSI support our ability to expand the experiential learning possibilities available to students.

The student interns’ work contributes to the tri-annual STARS report that informs Emory’s Gold rating with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), as well as Emory’s recent ranking of #6 out of 853 schools in The Princeton Review’s 2022 Guide to Green Colleges. Emory has earned a Campus Sustainability Achievement Award from AASHE for OSI’s WaterHub Student Docents Program, staffed by student interns. Emory has also been ranked by Business Insider as a top 25 school for students who want to change the world, citing our sustainability community and the involvement of students as key factors.

Dooley’s Undergraduate Programs Challenge
Congratulations to the following funds who won the Dooley’s Undergraduate Programs Challenge. 1st place - $2000: Oxford College Scholarship, 2nd place - $1500: Emory College Scholarships, 3rd place - $1000: Oxford College Library, 4th place - $500: Student Well Being Fund
Rank Prize Undergrad Academic and Campus Programs Donors
1 $2,000 Oxford College Scholarship 50
2 $1,500 College of Arts and Sciences 21
3 $1,000 Oxford College Library 17
4 $500 Student Well-Being and Experience 16
5 School of Nursing 11
Top Donors - Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Leaderboard
Congratulations to the following 10 funds that won the Top Donors Leaderboard among departments, centers, programs, and networks! 1st place - $1800: Black Law Student Association, 2nd place - $1600: Youth Theological Initiative, 3rd place - $1400: Emory College Scholarships, 4th place - $1200: Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services, 5th place - $1000: Emory Crew, 6th place - $800: Student Well Being Fund, 7th place - $700: Young Democrats of Emory, 8th place - $600: Christian Life, 9th place - $500: Student Well Being Fund, 10th place - $400: Oxford College Library
Rank Prize Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Donors
1 $1,800 Emory Black Law Student Association 77
2 $1,600 Youth Theological Initiative 68
3 $1,400 College of Arts and Sciences 55
4 $1,200 Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services 51
5 $1,000 Club Sports 49
Graduate Programs Challenge
Congratulations to the following funds that won the Graduate Programs Challenge. 1st place - $2000: Youth Theological Initiative , 2nd place - $1500: Master of Divinity Scholarship, 3rd place - $1000: Laney Graduate School Fund for Excellence, 4th place (tie) - $250 each: Rollins School of Public Health Scholarships -and- School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund
Rank Prize Grad Programs Donors
1 $2,000 Youth Theological Initiative 21
2 $1,500 Master of Divinity Scholarship 15
3 $1,000 Laney Graduate School 8
4 $500 School of Medicine 5
5 Rollins School of Public Health Scholarships 5
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