• Your Actions Make A Difference

    It’s easy to contribute to campus sustainability efforts! When you leave a room, turn off the lights, put your computer in power save mode, and unplug all charging devices not in use. Walk to class, don’t drive, and drop your recycling into a Blue Recycling Bin along the way.

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  • Campus Carbon Sink

    A two-acre underused section of campus now functions as green space. The W community uses the area for recreation and relaxation, all while its grasses and trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and clean the air.

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  • Colorful Biodiversity

    A variety native perennials welcome local insect and butterfly species. These campus areas support biodiversity and brighten our days.

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Summer Hall

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” -Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

As time marches on, partnerships, sustainability and ingenuity are leading The W into the future. Tomorrow’s technologies integrate into a historic campus daily. We may not know the future, but by working together, we will be the university for tomorrow.

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Ashley Pounders, GCA energy coordinator

In October of 1885, 341 students walked through the front doors of The Industrial Institute and College (II&C). Thanks to the energetic campaigning that started in the 1860s by Sallie Reneau and a generous donation that included buildings, grounds and city bonds in the amount of $50,000 from the city of Columbus, an educational opportunity unlike any other had just begun.

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Green spaceCOLUMBUS, Miss. -- Construction is under way behind Kincannon Hall to provide W students with another location on campus to gather and relax.

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Earth DayCOLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women has organized multiple events in conjunction with Earth Day to support the university's sustainability initiatives and promote green living.

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