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Resident Behavior

The primary responsibility for behavior rests with the individual resident. Consideration and tolerance of others is a minimum requirement in on-campus housing settings. Fines may be assessed and/or disciplinary actions may be taken against individuals who do not follow campus and residential building policies.

Peter Annin at beach

Q & A with "Great Lakes Water Wars" Author Peter Annin

…you? A. Working with faculty and staff at Northland to help improve environmental literacy and educate the next generation of environmental leaders is very appealing to me. We live in an increasingly urbanized world, where populations are becoming disconnected from the landscape upon which society depends. Northland is committed to…

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has been a part of the Northland College student experience for the last forty-six years—from speakers, conferences, and campus events in the physical building to research and internships with one of the many outreach programs. Sigurd’s wife, Elizabeth, contributed $50,000 to the Sigurd F. Olson

Northland College students ride bikes past solar panels

Environmental Studies

Delve deep into complex environmental issues by taking interdisciplinary courses that expand your understanding of environmental narratives, scientific perspectives, policies, and management that address environmental issues, and application of environmental solutions….

Northland College students meet on the deck of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Give to SOEI

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute seeks to empower citizens with objective information about the environmental issues of the north woods, advance understanding of northern species through citizen science, and educate the next generation of environmental leaders. Please fill out the gift form below and select where you would like to…

Honors Day poster session in Ponzio 2022

Honors Day

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research studies to protect the rights of participants. The Northland College IRB requires that all investigators conducting research with human participants complete training with the National Institute of Health. If you have questions, please email the IRB….


WPT: Frequent Changes in Management Policy Escalate Wolf Debate

…Drawing on his research and others’ work, Olson discussed how the state’s wolf-management policies have affected the wolf population and people’s opinions about it. In his talk, Olson didn’t advance any one particular policy solution — in fact, he said the “prescriptive” nature of Wisconsin’s wolf hunt is part of…

student in cafeteria

International Application Process

We strongly believe in the value of an internationally diverse learning environment. Our environmental focus, safe campus community, and hands-on education has drawn students from all over the world to study here, in Ashland, Wisconsin. We have been recognized as a leader in environmental education by the Princeton Review, the…