The Clemson University Commission on Sustainability was established in September of 2009 by President James Barker. In December of 2010, the commission released a draft of the University’s first comprehensive Sustainability Plan, acting as the basis for all sustainability practices at Clemson. The plan was filed in accordance with the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, to which Clemson is a signatory. In 2018, a revised charter was adopted, and the commission became The Clemson University Sustainability Commission, and is the coordinating body for our efforts to become a model of sustainability among institutions. To creatively address sustainability, the commission facilitates collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and the community by integrating education, research, and public service with the social, economic, and environmental infrastructure. The commission meets once a month and meetings are open to all members of the University community; individuals interested in becoming involved are encouraged to attend.
At a minimum, the CUSC will be composed of faculty, staff and students, and shall include the following:
The Fellows will be appointed or reappointed by the Provost on an annual basis. CUSC members shall serve for three-year terms and may be reappointed to successive terms. In the event of the removal, withdrawal or inability to serve as a member, a replacement for such member shall be chosen in the same manner as the member whom they are replacing and such replacement member shall serve out the balance of the unexpired term of the member they are replacing.