Sewanee Environmental Institute

The Sewanee Environmental Institute promotes the use of the University of the South's ecologically and culturally diverse 13,000-acre campus as a living laboratory for the interdisciplinary study of people and the land. SEI offers field-based educational programs at the undergraduate and pre-college level, and fosters faculty-mentored student research on the Cumberland Plateau.

Center for Religion and Environment

The University of the South created the Center for Religion and Environment in order to develop educational programs and public forums that unite environmental learning and action with faith practices. The Center connects the University's College of Arts and Sciences, its School of Theology, and its All Saints’ Chapel. It is the latest manifestation of Sewanee’s long-time commitment to the environment.

Landscape Analysis Lab

The Landscape Analysis Lab (LAL) is a geospatial science education and research laboratory at the University of the South. Its mission is to advance the scientific understanding of the environment through the application of geospatial science and technologies.

Sewanee Outing Program

The Sewanee Outing Program offers students, faculty, and staff at the University of the South the chance to explore the splendid outdoor environment of Sewanee's domain, the Tennessee region and other national parks.

Sewanee Climbing Club

The Sewanee Climbing Club organizes a variety of climbing activities on the 13,000-acre Domain of the University of the South as well as in the surrounding area. The Domain offers students climbing opportunities on 15 miles of cliff lines. Most climbing sites are a short walk or bike ride from central campus. The sandstone crags range from 35 to 80 feet in height and include vertical slabs and classic steep south overhangs. The more than 50 established routes are dominantly top rope climbs, but several sport routes and trad routes also exist. Grades range from 5.4 to 5.12 d.

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (OESS) is responsible for shepherding the University’s commitment to sustainable living on campus and the environmentally sound management and educational use of its 13,000 acre landbase, the Domain. Visit Sustain Sewanee for the latest in sustainability news and stories.

Domain Archaeology

The University of the South is dedicated to the conservation of the cultural resources on our 13,000 acre campus. Domain Archaeology focuses on the conservation, management and study of these diverse prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. Students can get involved through various volunteer opportunities, classes, and internships.

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Island Ecology Program

Island Ecology Program is an interdisciplinary summer field school. Following a seminar during the spring semester, students study geology, hydrology, marine and invertebrate biology, botany, and wildlife ecology on St. Catherine's Island, an undeveloped barrier island off the coast of Georgia. The program is open to students from all academic majors and interests but is limited to ten Sewanee students each year.

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