Sustainability at Davidson

Sustainability literacy and efficacy are critical skills for leadership and service in today's world.

As an organization, Davidson College seeks to model sustainability leadership in its campus facilities, grounds, and operations.

As an educational institution, Davidson leverages the liberal arts tradition to advance understanding of human and environmental systems in a rapidly changing world.

The Sustainability Office strategically bridges and guides the efforts of students, faculty, staff, and the greater community towards collective, significant impact.

Campus Highlights

  • The college leads in campus food system responsibility, with a year-round Farm at Davidson College and a partnership with Crown Town Compost that redirects campus food waste.
  • To date, the college has pursued U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification in eight major campus renovations. This framework ensures the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility throughout the building design and construction process.
  • Davidson strives to support students in a wide range of transportation choices. The Town of Davidson has been named a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community. Bus stops via the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) help connect campus to neighboring towns. Electric vehicle charging stations are also available to residential students.

Find Your Way Sustainability Map

Looking for a water bottle refill station or a rack to store your bike? Curious where campus art engages with sustainability? Taking your first trip to the College Farm or one of the many nearby greenways and not sure how to find your way there? Check out this Google Map of Sustainability at Davidson. 

Map of Sustainability at Davidson


The Environmental Studies program offers both a major and an interdisciplinary minor which provide overview courses, breadth and depth components, and a capstone project in the senior year.

Students regularly collaborate with faculty on research projects that investigate and advance understanding of campus and community sustainability initiatives. Additionally, Davidson's 200-acre Ecological Preserve supports unique research opportunities while also providing outdoor recreational opportunities in a forested setting adjacent to campus. 

Student Staff

Student involvement inspires and informs sustainability initiatives, programs, and policies on campus.  

Students build their capacity and impact through work study positions with the Sustainability Office and other offices on campus.

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Sustainability Office

  • p: 704-894-3029

Physical Location

Hamilton House
433 Concord Rd
Davidson, NC 28035

Mailing/Shipping Address

Davidson College - Sustainability Office
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
Davidson, NC 28035