Our Sustainable Future

You care about the environment. We do too. At Duquesne, we work each day to find new ways to reduce our consumption of natural resources and to promote sustainable practices on campus. Pursuing bigger goals of sustainability—whether through green operations, construction projects, research endeavors, academic coursework or community engagement initiatives—is just one of the ways that we walk alongside you, while we honor our Catholic founding in the Spiritan tradition.

Honoring Our Spiritan Tradition

Our Spiritan heritage imparts a worldview that challenges us to embrace a deeper understanding of the world's working and accept our role as stewards who must care for it. As a Catholic university, we appreciate that it is our collective responsibility to confront climate change and other environmental challenges and to do what we can to eliminate their causes and mitigate their effects.

Community and Committee

Community engagement is one of the hallmarks of a Duquesne education and a cornerstone of our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan.  In July 2022, Duquesne reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by creating a new sustainability committee to support, grow and promote the University's efforts to build a more sustainable campus. 

Through the Office of Community Engagement, the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, Spiritan Campus Ministry and the Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV), we create innovative and meaningful opportunities for students, faculty and staff to work for the greater good in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.