Student Opportunities

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FIT Student Government Association

The Sustainability Committee of the Student Government Association advocates for sustainable improvements to the college. 

Ethics & Sustainability Club

The Ethics & Sustainability Club focuses on the following aspects of corporate social responsibility: cause-related marketing, employee empowerment, and ethical relations.  The club creates opportunites for members to collaborate and network with one another, as well as outside sources, connecting students to respected members of the industry.

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 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.

FIT Genspace Scholars Program

FIT Genspace Scholars Program 2022! 
Applications deadline is 11/8/2021
Click Here to Apply

The 2022 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.  The program provides students the opportunity to design and conduct experiments related to design and innovation with biologic materials and principles that work toward solutions to some of our greatest societal challenges.  Mentors at both FIT and Genspace will identify how the program can best fit in their FIT program (independent study, minor/major credit, internship etc.) and to design a project that is tailored to their interests.    Learn more about Genspace 

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) Three individual grants are awarded up to $5,000 each. The fund is administered by the Sustainability Council.

» Apply for a grant

Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative 

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge. Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The FIT Natural Dye Garden, and FIT Hives were Commitments to Action by FIT students who were selected to participate in CGI U.

» Apply to represent FIT at CGI U: Think Big Challenge

Promote Sustainability Activities (Newsroom)

Are you doing something cool? 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