Sustainability and Energy Management

Sustainable Energy Initiative



The WCU Sustainable Energy Initiative is a committee of students, faculty and staff advisers that are responsible for allocating money towards the implementation of renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, research, and internships on campus.  The committee's annual operating budget comes from a self-imposed student fee of $5 per student per semester. Every SEI Project Proposal must clearly demonstrate these two goals:

  • Project relation to sustainability
  • Educational value to student(s)

WCU-SEI Committee Members

Approved SEI Bylaws

SEI Voting Application

Are you a student that is interested in being on the WCU-SEI committee? This is great opportunity to shape the future of WCU and make an impact in your community! Applications for student committee members will be accepted in spring 2017. For more information please contact the Office of Sustainability and Energy Management at or 828-227-3562. The application form for 2018 SEI committee will be up soon!

Have an idea?



Do you have an environmentally friendly idea for WCU?  The SEI committee is eager to hear your ideas for energy efficient programs, renewable energy projects, recycling ideas, internships, research and more. Faculty, staff or students can submit a proposal idea! For more information and application details contact Joseph Guseman or Lauren Bishop

Submit to Joseph Guseman or Lauren Bishop

The SEI proposal form will be up soon!

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