Students for Environmental Concerns (SECS) is a registered student organization of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a student program of the University YMCA. We promote environmental action on campus by spearheading campaigns or collaborating with other organizations on projects that lead to a greener earth. We believe that all individuals and institutions, particularly those in the Global North, have an important role to play in resolving the current climate crisis.

Specifically, our goals are:
  • to work to maintain the stability, integrity, and beauty of the natural world
  • promote and participate in the sustainable food revolution
  • pursue clean energy on and off campus. 

We encourage all to browse the site to learn more about our organization's past achievements as well as ongoing projects. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events and subscribe to our online newsletter if you'd like. If you have an idea for an event, workshop, or meeting topic, please email us here.

Interested in joining? Feel free to join us every Wednesday of the school year at 6:30 PM in the University YMCA.

If you are an active member and would like to become even more involved, please read about our weekly planning sessions.