The Center for Land Use and Sustainability (CLUS) of Shippensburg University serves as a key resource in South Central Pennsylvania, fostering healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities through applied research, experiential learning opportunities, and interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnerships. The CLUS strives to be a leader in transforming scientific research into social innovations that promote a thriving economy while preserving resources and reducing the impacts of climate change. Learn how you can attend our events, donate to the CLUS, serve on our advisory council, and otherwise support the CLUS:
Apply for our Sustainability Research Award!
Each year, Undergraduate and Graduate students at SU are eligible to submit a research proposal related to environmental, economic, and/or social sustainability. During the inaugural year, two research projects were funded through this award for almost $800! The 2023 call for proposals is now open, apply by Feb 5, 2023 for earliest consideration.
Attend an event
Collaborate on research and scholarship
As part of our commitment to facilitating campus-community engagement through applied research, the CLUS maintains this library of project needs that have been submitted by community partners. View potential research projects and learn how you can get involved!
Fund research and scholarship
The CLUS is always interested in pursuing cross-sector partnerships and collaborations. We offer a wide range of consulting expertise with our diverse team of Affiliate Scholars and Students Fellows. Consider funding research within your community, or collaboratively pursuing funding to support research and scholarship.
Support a student
We strive to involve students in each of our research projects and analyses. This real-world experience prepares students for the future workforce, while completing important work in our communities. You can support a student through mentoring, advising, or donating to the CLUS.
Donate to the CLUS
Host student interns
Does your organization need talented students? Many of our majors at SU require or encourage an internship as part of the academic experience. We can help you identify a student to fit your needs for a semester or year-long internship. Students and businesses can contact us to learn more.
Join our team
The CLUS strives to support Shippensburg University faculty research and interdisciplinary collaborations. The expertise of our scholars is wide-ranging, and we can offer consulting expertise in a variety of areas. Become an affiliate scholar, or contact us to learn more!
Through scholarship with our Affiliate Scholars and community partners, our students build professional networks and skills that prepare them for the workforce or further studies, while addressing sustainability challenges. Learn more about our students, current on-campus employment opportunities through Ship Career Connection, or contact us to learn more!
Serve on our Advisory Council
The CLUS advisory council is composed of industry and community partners, SU alumni, students, faculty, and administrators to provide guidance on strategic direction and relevant workforce needs. This council provides expertise related to program assessment and finances. Contact us to learn more.