Student Projects

Here are some of the experiential projects our students have worked on in just our first few years:

  • Organized a city-wide “Pedal for the Planet Duathlon” that raised nearly $2,000 for the design and installation of bicycle racks in the city of Erie.
  • Collaborated with community partners in an effort to establish a network of urban community gardens in Erie.
  • Helped to lead middle- and high-school students in the city of Erie in conducting energy audits aimed at reducing energy usage and strengthening conservation.
  • Spearheaded a successful effort to install a green roof on a wing of our science hall.
  • Drafted the beginnings of our first-ever Mercyhurst Climate Action Plan directed toward our long-term goal of carbon neutrality.
  • Mounted a successful campus-wide campaign to establish a Student Sustainability Fee/Fund to support green energy and other sustainability projects on campus.
  • Engagement with a wide range of sustainable organic farming projects at our west Erie County campus in Girard, Pa., where an exciting array of additional sustainable development initiatives are now taking root.


Civil War photo exhibit
Photographs of the American Civil War

Dates: Jun 12-Aug 1, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

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