The EcoLeague is a consortium of liberal arts colleges dedicated to environmental stewardship, social change, and educating students to build a sustainable future.
The EcoLeague is comprised of six member colleges across the United States including Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, AK; College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME; Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA; Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT; Northland College in Ashland, WI; and Prescott College in Prescott, AZ. While modeling sustainability through programs and facilities may be commonplace in today’s world, many EcoLeague colleges chose this path years ago and became national leaders in environmental and sustainability issues. For example, Northland College chose to blend an environmental focus with a liberal arts mission in 1971. Examples of sustainability can be found throughout the college campuses.
While most college consortia in the U.S. are grounded in geographic proximity, the EcoLeague consortium is grounded in a mission of bio-regional education for sustainability. With member colleges across the U.S., the EcoLeague provides many of the advantages of a university – a large and talented faculty and unique, sophisticated facilities – while delivering individualized attention at small schools renowned for experiential learning. Through a student exchange program, students can attend any of the EcoLeague schools while enrolled at their home college. These diverse experiences help prepare today’s college students to work and live in a rapidly changing and increasingly global world.
EcoLeague membership is by invitation only and the institutional applicant must meet established criteria.
Programs We Offer
Through the EcoLeague, these small liberal arts colleges leverage capacity in a variety of ways and are part of a larger community! We offer:
- Student exchange program
- Faculty collaborations
- Shared courses, academic certificates, and other programs
- Joint field courses
We invite you to learn more about our programs by visiting our students and faculty webpages.
Over the next 5 years, we hope to: add 1-2 additional member colleges, add an international member college; further integrate shared curriculum across the EcoLeague, develop shared majors, create accelerated paths to graduate degree completion by linking undergraduate curricula to graduate curricula for students in a 3+2 or 4+1 program, develop additional shared academic certificates, expand opportunities for faculty development/collaboration, and enhance student learning outcomes in a variety of ways.