Get to Know UWO
With more than 13,500 students, 60 undergraduate majors, 160 student organizations, intramurals, clubs and more, it’s easy to get involved and find opportunities at UW Oshkosh. Plus, our 1,700 faculty, staff and support team members are available to help each student achieve a successful academic experience. Whether interested in photography or writing, recycling or public speaking, being a nurse or haven’t yet decided, there is something for everyone at UW Oshkosh.
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Inside UW Oshkosh
Renewed Future: Green Campus
A regional and national leader in sustainability, we are committed to addressing issues concerning campus sustainability and reducing the University's environmental footprint through education and green initiatives. Our innovations in sustainability and renewable energy, such as reducing consumption and waste, building cutting-edge biodigesters, instituting green building and purchasing recycled products, have been and will continue to be integrated throughout campus and the community.
For two consecutive years, The Princeton Review has named UW Oshkosh one of the country's leading green campuses. The construction of Sage Hall, UW Oshkosh's newest academic building, and Horizon Village, a new suite-style residence hall, follow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. UW Oshkosh completed the nation's first-of-its-kind dry fermentation anaerobic biodigester, which converts food waste from Reeve Union, plant waste and cardboard to energy. UW Oshkosh also is the first campus in the U.S. to be declared a Fair Trade University and has more solar thermal panels, to generate heat, than any other state institution.
Students can get involved with green initiatives by utilizing the Zimride network, which partners students, faculty and staff to share rides. There also are many clubs and organizations with a sustainability focus for students to get involved in such as the garden club, food committee and the campus sustainability council, as well as activities like Recyclemania and Earth Week.