A great strength of Smith is its identity as a liberal arts college. We have a faculty willing to talk with each other and to work across disciplinary boundaries. Our strength lies in the integration of our knowledge.
Currently, there are many curricular pathways by which to study the environment at Smith.
Smith possesses tremendous facilities relevant to the study of the built and natural environment: Ford Hall, the Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station, the Botanic Garden, and the Spatial Analysis (GIS) Lab, among others. Additionally, Smith has the Office of Environmental Sustainability to promote sustainable operations on campus.
The Center for the Environment provides a framework for leveraging these programs and facilities into a coherent whole. While each is excellent in its own right, their integration has the potential to truly transform Smith College and to set us apart from other institutions. With the Center for the Environment, we have an opportunity to be bold, to be distinctive, and to create the leaders to take on the global challenges of tomorrow.