The Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS) seeks to serve our stakeholders by conducting research and outreach that translates to real-life solutions that help communities and environments thrive in an ever-changing world.

MSU is an institutional leader in sustainability, highly ranked by the U.S. News & World Report on its list of the “100 Best Global Universities for Environment/Ecology.”

While CSUS has a strong international reach with research in locations such as Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria, Brazil, Columbia, and India, a major emphasis of CSUS’s work is here in central Michigan. CSUS faculty and staff have worked side-by-side with Michigan communities on initiatives such as food access and food security, local water quality improvement, and innovations in agricultural practices.

CSUS graduate and undergraduate students are deeply involved in this work at all levels, pursuing academic excellence through these transformative personal and educational experiences.

Contributions from alumni, parents, corporations and other benefactors strengthen our ability to foster world-class educational experiences for our students and address important sustainability issues in agriculture, recreation, natural resources, and the environment for the people of Michigan and the world.

Your generous gift – in any amount – will have tremendous impact on the lives of our students, our research, and our academic programs. 


There are various ways to support our faculty and students, including:

Contributing to our general fund gives us flexibility to use funds for our most pressing needs, including scholarships, technology upgrades, student activities, research, and outreach.

If you are interested in making a special donation to the Department of Community Sustainability, please contact:

Kyle Schaberg
CANR External Relations
319 Agriculture Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-0284
Fax: 517-353-4595

How to mail a donation

Gifts may also be mailed to:
University Development – Gift to Department of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
300 Spartan Way
East Lansing, MI 48824-1005

Please make your check payable to "Michigan State University" and be sure to include “Department of Community Sustainability gift” on the memo line of your check. Thank you for your support!