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MES Student Association (MESSA)

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Mission Statement

The mission of MESSA is to enhance the educational experience of MES students through social, volunteer, and professional-development events; to serve students in need of support; and to promote environmental awareness on the College of Charleston campus and local community.    

The MES Student Association (MESSA) is a graduate student organization of the College of Charleston.  


Membership in MESSA is open to all College of Charleston students enrolled in the Master of Environmental and Sustianability Studies (MES) program, MES alumni, faculty, associates of the MES program who are not faculty, as well as any other interested student, graduate or undergraduate in the purpose of this organization.  


MESSA holds informal meetings on the last Tuesday of every month, which are open to all environmental studies students and faculty, as well as individuals interested in the activities of the program or the organization. If you would like to attend an upcoming meeting please email