Sustainability at Rockhurst

Sustainability at Rockhurst

Keeping our campus and our planet green

In the City For Good

Rockhurst is committed to supporting projects that are focused on lowering its environmental impact and creating a better environment for us all. See below for some of the projects we've been working on.

Magis Activity Center


Rockhurst's new workout facility is built with sustainability efforts top of mind. These resolutions include:

Rockhurst Trees Study


Keeping our campus and our community safe and beautiful

Rockhurst commissioned a study of the greenery on our campus that both helped us understand the environment we created and let us plan better for the future. See some facts and a video about our campus foliage below.

Repurposing Materials

Rockhurst reused wood from trees removed due to renovations at Sedgwick Hall for new sustainability projects around campus. These include:

  • Rock E. Statue in Alumni Commons
  • Benches in Massman Hall
  • Conference tables
  • An obelisk inside Sedgwick Hall



New Benches Provide Create Earthy Feel Inside Massman Hall

5 new benches were built using the wood gathered from the trees removed near Sedgwick Hall and installed throughout Massman Hall.



Wooden Rock E.

Rockhurst created a new statue of Rock E. out of the wood from the Sedgwick trees. You can find the new statue in the Alumni Commons.