The Macoskey Center for Sustainability Education & Research


The Macoskey Center for Sustainability Education & Research (MC) was founded in 1990 on 83-acres of Slippery Rock University (SRU). Since then, it has served as a resource for sustainability education, inspiration, and demonstration for SRU faculty, staff, students, and community members.


The Macoskey Center aims to fulfill SRU's educational, sustainability, and strategic missions by creating an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable and just future.


We will achieve our vision through:

  • Educating and inspiring SRU and regional communities through sustainability workshops, tours, programming, interdisciplinary research, as well as outdoor recreational experiences.

  • Demonstrating how people from all walks of life can live more sustainably through the management and maintenance of our 83-acre homestead.

  • Cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships to effectively integrate SRU's curriculum with the co-curriculum, to enhance education, research, and demonstration, as well as to advance the quality of life both on and off-campus.