Xavier University is dedicated to the development of sustainable practices both on campus and in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area. As a member of the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council and Green Umbrella, we strive to hold ourselves to a higher standard, both in academics and sustainable endeavors to provide a sustainable future, rooted in the Jesuit tradition.


Xavier is a leader in Sustainability Academic Programs in the region, including three interdisciplinary undergraduate majors

Each of these three academic majors provide experiential learning opportunities combined with a year-long capstone project, encompassing everything students have learned over the past 4 years. See what some of the Spring 2019 Senior capstones were.

In addition to our sustainability programs, Xavier also offers an Environmental Science undergraduate program, focusing on the impact of human systems on our natural environment.

The most recent addition to our Sustainability Academic Programs at Xavier is Graduate program in Urban Sustainability and Resilience, blending elements from traditional, urban-focused graduate programs with business, economics, community development, environmental science, geography and communications.


Xavier University is committed to Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship, in our Academic Program as well as our Campus-wide initiatives. Our Sustainability Committee steers our sustainable operations on campus like our compost and recycling program, the Xavier Urban Farm, Energy Management and more!

Sustainable Community Engagement

As members of the Green Umbrella and the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council, Xavier takes time to engage in community events to expand the reach of our efforts into the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond!

For more information on our Sustainability Academic Programs and our ongoing sustainability initiatives on campus, please contact Alex Roman Gonzalez at (513)-745-3385