Department of Environmental Science and Policy

ESP Student Group

ESP Student Group

Our Mission:

To promote environmental awareness, activism, and enjoyment through participation in community service, education, and outdoor activities.


The ESP Student Group was founded in 1995 by a small group of our first students to foster involvement and community. The mission and focus remains since our founding. 


Monthly meeting times vary each year depending on the group's activities and the officers' schedules and planning needs. Meetings center on upcoming activities, issues, and fundraising.


The group organizes various activities and events depending on interests, commitments, and tradition. Most events include a community outreach or outdoor activity such as hiking, sledding, or snowshoeing. Traditionally, the group hosts a Welcome Back Picnic in September and an Earth Day event.

Each year the group volunteers work with local programs that promote environmental awareness, conservation, and education.