Student Opportunities

student clipping sunflower from stalkGet Involved with a Campus Group

FIT Student Government Association (SGA) Sustainability Committee

The Student Government Association (SGA) has a Secretary for Sustainability who oversees sustainability efforts on behalf of the SGA and the SGA Sustainability Committee. Connect with the Secretary of Sustainability and the committee at [email protected]. Follow @fitsga on instagram to stay updated and visit FIT Student Government Association site to learn more.

FIT Natural Dye Garden

The FIT Natural Dye Garden is a student-led initiative meant to be an educational, tactile, and communal resource for students of all majors. Subscribe to the Dye Garden mailing list if you'd like to learn more, stay connected, and become involved in future workshops, workdays, and events!  

Sustainability Council

FIT's Sustainability Council also offers an opportunity for students to get involved. Student members are selected to serve one- to three-year terms. The Council typically meets virtually every other Wednesday at noon. The Council coordinates the annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, manages and awards a $15,000 grant, helps to foster new initiatives, and sponsors other campus-wide events.

Become a Genspace Scholar

The FIT Genspace Scholars Program provides FIT undergraduate majors the opportunity to develop and complete research at the state of the art Genspace Laboratory in Brooklyn during the spring semester.

» Apply to be a Genspace Scholar

Apply for a Sustainability Grant

The Sustainability Council offers an annual grant-fund of $15,000 to support creative and innovative initiatives that help to infuse various aspects of sustainability into our college culture, curricula, operations, and physical environment. Project proposals can come from FIT faculty, staff, or students (student projects need faculty or staff advisor). Grants are awarded up to $5,000 each. The fund is administered by the Sustainability Council.

» Apply for a grant

Promote Sustainability Activities (Newsroom)

Are you doing something interesting and innovative in sustainability? Let us know! You can tell FIT's Communications and External Relations office what you're doing by submitting an item to our Newsroom.

» Submit your sustainability news

Participate in Campus Sustainability Events 

Sustainability Awareness Week 
Held in October, this annual weeklong program highlights sustainability initiatives by industry leaders, FIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The schedule includes special lectures (both virtual and in person), discussions, tours, demonstrations, and the sustainability fair. Interactive programming focuses on the four pillars of sustainability: human, social, economic, and environmental. Visit Sustainability Awareness Week to learn more. 

FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference 
The Sustainability Council at FIT hosts the annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference each spring. The event provides a platform for collaboration and discussion throughout the creative industries, highlighting advances in sustainable design and thought leadership. To learn more visit Sustainability Conference 

Earth Week
Earth Day is recognized on April 22nd every year and during the spring semester our FIT students curate programming and events for a week-long celebration of Earth week.  Events will highlight our student and campus efforts in sustainability to celebrate our planet. To learn more and get involved, email [email protected]