Student Sustainability Award

Nomination Form for “Student Sustainability Award” for the academic year 2020-2021

Purpose: The Student Sustainability Award recognizes the contributions a student has made to CofC through high standards in their coursework, volunteering, and advocacy.  Recipients will evidence such high standards based on a summary, with data provided, of the below set of award qualifications.

Eligibility: This award is for any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at the College of Charleston.  An online google form will be completed that addresses the below criteria, where this form can be completed by any CofC faculty, staff, or student.  Students may self-nominate for the award.

Qualifications:  The below qualifications for receiving the award mirror the best practices of sustainability in an undergraduate or graduate setting as outlined in the College’s program in sustainability literacy administered through the Sustainability Literacy Institute and informed by expertise in the Office of Sustainability.

  1. The award is open to any currently enrolled CofC student.
  2. Evidence of having matriculated into sustainability-focused or related course/s in 2020-2021.
  3. Evidence of CofC organized or sponsored service work related to sustainability literacy during 2020-2021.  This may include:
    1. Volunteering on or off-campus for a sustainability group;
    2. Participating in a Civic Engagement sponsored service learning opportunity;
  4. Evidence of student research in sustainability undertaken during 2020-2021.
  5. Evidence of advocacy for intersectional justice on behalf of minoritized students at the College, whether through a club or student organization.
  6. A letter of recommendation from a student, staff, or faculty member at the College.  This letter should articulate reasons why the student is worthy of being recognized as an award winner for 2020-2021. 

Award: The annual winner will receive from the Sustainability Literacy Institute a $500 award and a certificate of award, to be distributed at The College’s ExCel award ceremony.

Selection: At least three members of the Center for Sustainable Development will work with the Sustainability Literacy Institute director to evaluate nominees based on the above criteria.  The winner will be notified during the annual ExCel award ceremony.

For questions about this award, please contact Todd LeVasseur, SLI Director, at

Nominations are now open.