Welcome from the Office of Sustainability!

The Office of Sustainability is excited to welcome you to ESF! We, and the entire College, are committed to fostering a culture that understands the power of actions, and the impact on the environment and our planet. At ESF, we believe that every individual can and should play a part in creating a more sustainable future. Our goal is to empower students, faculty, and staff to serve as sustainability advocates and champions. We have a robust set of sustainability goals, from plastic reduction and zero waste/circularity to carbon neutrality and energy reduction to education and engagement campaigns to sustainable built environments to wellness and belonging. We are actively working to create a positive impact on our world and campus. 

We are focused on our actions in the present and shaping future leaders who will be part of the collective change to create a more just and regenerative future. Please follow us on Instagram (@ESFsustainability) and join our sustainability listserv (email We hope you notice the sustainable features at ESF to encourage our community to be environmental stewards. Stay tuned for updates about upcoming events, workshops, and ways to get involved. You will find so many opportunities at ESF. Welcome!

Questions? Contact:  

Rochelle Strassner (she/her)

Sustainability Outreach and Engagement Manager 

(315) 470-6556 | 

SEA Compost Table Photo

Eco Reps-Rain Barrel Project

Student Shout Out!

Creating a Workforce for Green Jobs

Sustainability management major Abrielle Hamilton is spending her summer as an intern with Ulster County’s Climate Corps. The program is designed to give college students work experience and bring youth to the public workforce.

Spectrum News

Mandatory Trainings on Blackboard: SPARC/TRAC

As part of your new student onboarding activities, you will be asked to participate in one or more modules through this Blackboard course. You will need to activate your SU NetID and can check the status in your ESF Portal. Once you have activated your Syracuse University login information, you can login to Blackboard here


As part of state and federal law, we are required to provide prevention education on several topics. Completion of these learning modules and surveys are required. You will be notified via your email which course(s) you will be expected to take and the associated deadlines. Ensure that you fill out the form below the modules to confirm your completion. 


SPARC (Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course) is an interactive course designed to assist new ESF students in understanding College policy/response related to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Included in this course will be an overview of bystander intervention, campus and community resources available to ESF students, and how to assist someone who may be experiencing these behaviors. 


TRAC (Training in Responsible Alcohol Consumption) is designed to provide important content and strategies to help you make informed and safe decisions around alcohol and other drugs. Highlighted in this course is information about how alcohol affects your body, the relationships people have with substances, and creating a plan for yourself. TRAC will also explore the relationship that people can form with alcohol and how to integrate all of this into your decision-making. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact Amelia Hoffman via email at

Upload ID Photo

To get your student ID card and complete your Banner profile, you will need to upload your photo in two places by Aug. 1


Step 1: Upload your photo for use in ESF systems by logging into your myESF Banner profile here and navigate to the personal information tab.


Step 2: Upload your photo in SU systems by using the Get app or the Get website. You can find the detailed instructions here.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Take a passport-like photo
  • Upload a color photo with no filters
  • Show your full face
  • Use a solid background
  • The ID card holder should be the only person in the picture
  • No hats or headgear except when worn for religious reasons
  • Try to avoid reflections in your glasses
  • Do not edit or alter the image
New Online Student Website

Important Dates

ESF Bills Due: Tuesday, Aug. 15 - , for more information about billing please visit the ESF bursar website.

Online Orientation: Aug. 14 – Aug. 25

  • Semester Kick Off event, Aug 22 at 7pm, registration link in Orientation Course

Family Weekend: Oct. 20 – Oct. 22 (Tickets will be available for purchase soon!)

Trying to figure out your credentials?

Watch this brief video from Computing and Network Services about why ESF has 2 sets of IDs and what each are used for.

Decoding IT @ ESF
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