What is RISE?

What is RISE?

Read below to see how students in RISE describe the RISE living/learning community


"RISE stands for The Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment, but means much more than that. RISE brings together diverse students who all have a passion for living and a drive to change the world. RISE allows incoming students to have a home away from home, allowing them to be comfortable with themselves and comfortable to start tackling the environmental and social problems that are breaking down the earth.

The average college student doesn’t have the opportunity to live on an urban farm, to easily take on research, or to attend conferences across the country or globe. The average RISE student does have this opportunity and the ability to make the most out of it."

Alex Marx
MSU Class of 2019
Major: Environmental Biology/Zoology. Minor: Entrepreneurship and Innovation