Student Institute for Sustainability Leadership (SISL)
The annual Student Institute for Sustainability Leadership (SISL – pronounced ‘sizzle’) is designed to catalyze a culture of sustainability on the UC Irvine campus and beyond by training the next generation of sustainability leaders.
UCI is the first campus in the University of California system to offer this kind of sustainability leadership training programs for incoming college students.
SISL is facilitated by the Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC), a program of Student Affairs, Student Housing, and the Office of Sustainability. SISL is a three-day residential sustainability leadership immersion program. It offers select incoming first-year and transfer students a chance to meet fellow student leaders and start building leadership skills while learning about sustainability on campus and around the world. SISL empowers undergraduate students with the skills, tools, and relationships to become the next generation of sustainability leaders at UCI. The Institute includes workshops on sustainability, leadership and action-oriented projects that engage students in fun team building activities and community service.