Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment is one of the premier collections of environmental offerings in the country.

Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment (SIPE) has over 30 faculty and staff that are engaged with students on a variety of research and applied field projects. We have direct access to a working farm and forest of 13,000 acres, well-funded internships, and alumni involved with management and conservation issues across the globe. Come join us for a truly unique experience in environmental study and the liberal arts.

SIPE programs & resources

Environmental Faculty

Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment (SIPE) has over 30 faculty and staff that are engaged with students on a variety of research and applied field projects. Come join us for a truly unique experience in environmental study and the liberal arts.

Programs of Study

Sewanee's expansive environmental curriculum offers students multiple pathways for appreciating the ecological complexity and wonder of the earth we inhabit. Students are exposed to key fields of study and develop a cross-disciplinary understanding of society, economics, and the environment. SIPE graduates are able to address the multi-faceted environmental challenges of today (and tomorrow).

Environmental Study Away

13,000 acres isn't always enough. Sewanee students are encouraged to complement their experiences on the Domain with environmental study in other regions of the United States or the world.

Stewardship & Sustainability

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability offers students a myriad of opportunities to engage with the outdoors. Whether your passions are natural resources management, food production, animal care, field research, or sustainability, there's a place for you to get your hands dirty on the Domain!

Resources

SIPE includes a variety of offices, programs, and laboratories across campus that focus on sustainability, management, recreation, pre-historic land use, spatial analysis, biodiversity, and faith-based environmental initiatives.

Summer Field Study

Sewanee's Pre-College Field Studies Experience is a summer residential program for talented students who are passionate about the outdoors and interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the study of the environment. Led by full-time faculty at the University of the South and utilizing its 13,000-acre campus atop the ecologically diverse Cumberland Plateau, the program provides an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies.

News and Events

Stay up to date with Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment through our News and Events page.

SIPE & BLACK LIVES MATTER

As we remember the momentous month of June 2020 when protests throughout our country rightly focused the world’s attention on the imperative for racial justice and equality, environmental studies, programs and initiatives at Sewanee seek to sustain this crucial momentum by declaring that #BlackLivesMatter. In particular, we call for environmental justice, recognizing that climate change, pollution, resource extraction, biodiversity loss and other such exploitation disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in this country and around the world.