The Student Sustainability Center began Spring Semester 2009 to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between student organizations and individuals interested in leadership in sustainability. The original goal of the Student Sustainability Center was to provide up-to-date academic and practical resources on environmental issues and sustainability—-including books, documentaries, research papers and other educational tools. The library is currently stocked with over 100 books, thanks to donations from Dr. Diana Wall, Chelsea Green Publishing and Storey Publishing.

Over time, changes in student interests and University needs prompted an expansion of the charge of the Student Sustainability Center. In addition to providing educational resources for students, the SSC works to engage students, faculty and staff from across campus in making visible progress towards a more sustainable University. SSC projects are designed to link student knowledge and practical, interdisciplinary skills in the implementation of sustainable principles, processes and practices.