The student experience
A thriving campus and global community
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability students have opportunities to conduct high-impact research, work with local communities, engage in field learning around the world, and join a campus community with a culture of collaboration, inclusion, respect, and excellence.
Hundreds of student groups at Stanford can help you find research opportunities, mentorship, and ways to advance sustainability on campus and beyond while connecting with peers who share your passions and interests.
- Students for a Sustainable Stanford
- Stanford Energy Club
- Stanford Solar Car Project
- Stanford Climate and Health
- Engineers for a Sustainable World
- Stanford Food Recovery
- Scientists Speak Up
- Environmental Law Society
Explore more: Student groups related to sustainabilityCommunity centers and affinity groups
Meet our community
Get to know some of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who you might encounter as a student at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.
Sustainability and social impact
Meet Adam Nayak, BS ’22, a graduate student in management science and engineering.Read more about Adam
Winds of change
Meet Anna-Katharina von Krauland, MS ’19, a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering.Read more about Anna-Katharina’s work
Molecular fossil hunter
Meet Paula Welander, an associate professor of Earth system science.Read more about Paula
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Celebrates interview series illuminates how our many identities intersect with our work in the geosciences.
Explore our campus
Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, Stanford University’s 8,180-acre campus sits at the heart of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula.
Take a virtual tour
Discover labs and facilities
Visit our educational farm
The people and programs in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability will be brought together in a new Sustainability Commons, located on the west side of campus. The Commons will be anchored by two new flagship buildings that will follow Stanford’s history of creating sustainable, LEED Platinum-certified buildings. The Commons will also include the existing Green Earth Sciences Research Building and the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2). A promenade will connect the academic buildings, rooftop garden, and multiple outdoor gathering spaces.
Sustainable living at Stanford
Sustainability is a core value and way of life at Stanford and the university’s Residential & Dining Enterprises.
Learn about Stanford’s commitment to being a living lab for sustainability solutions
Explore more: Explore Energy HouseRoble Living Laboratory for Sustainability at Stanford
Our scholars and students conduct research or engage in field learning on all seven continents and oceans. Opportunities for hands-on learning and research experience outside the classroom range from two-day field courses to a quarter-long field course in social and biophysical systems in Hawaii.
Professional development and mentorship
We offer programs to support success in both your personal and professional life.
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Education and leadership programs focus on skills, knowledge, and networks to move ideas into action and support informed decision-making.Learn more about Stanford Woods Institute
Stanford undergraduates from any area of study who want to learn more about environmental science and our planet can work on research with a faculty member in the lab or in the field.Learn more about undergraduate research opportunities
Precourt Institute for Energy
Student offerings include energy courses, experiential learning opportunities, and events, in addition to mentoring and advising.Learn more about Precourt Institute