Student Involvement

Contributing Ideas

Hack Your Campus is a cash-winning, entrepreneurial competition created by GVSU staff and students. GVSU students who are enrolled in at least six credits can submit their ideas to help improve an aspect of GVSU. 

Submit your ideas on how to improve GVSU's Solar Garden to Hack Your Campus by visiting

Student Projects

In 2015-16, GVSU students in the Environmental Studies Program and in the Liberal Studies Department have been actively involved in the sustainability and educational components of the Solar Garden. Past projects have included working on getting information on the Solar Garden distributed on campus in the form of pamphlets and in the form of this website. Other projects currently in progress include a proposal for on-site self-guided education at the Solar Garden site, and creating an informational piece to display at ArtPrize 2016. 

Students in several GVSU classes may have opportunities to continue these projects or to begin their own. These courses include:

  • ENS 201: Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • ENS 401: Environmental Problem Solving
  • LIB 322: Wicked Problems of Sustainability

New courses on energy are currently under development in the Natural Resources Management program and in the Padnos College of Engineering.