- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Biological Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Health Care, Mathematics and Statistics, STEM
- Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
- Type: Private
- Gender: Coed
- Country: United States
- Religious Affiliation: Catholic
- Call: (315) 445-4100
Le Moyne College, named after Jesuit missionary Simon LeMoyne, is a private Jesuit college in Syracuse, New York, enrolling over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
The largest of Le Moyne's three academic divisions, the College of Arts & Sciences encompasses 14 departments and a broad range of academic majors and minors across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and visual and performing arts. It is also the home to the Integral Honors Program and administers the Core Curriculum. A total of 120 full-time faculty members are part of the College, delivering three quarters of Le Moyne’s courses each semester.
GREEN INITIATIVES AND RESEARCH
Environmental sustainability is integrated into Le Moyne College facilities planning and operating processes through measures such as: use of native species in landscaping; storm water controls through swales and detention/retention basins; plans to capture and reuse storm water for irrigation; use of environmentally friendly pesticides and fertilizers; contracting with LEED-accredited professionals for the design and construction of all new structures and major renovations; a lighting pilot program to reduce consumption; use of refrigerants to minimize ozone layer depletion; and other practices which assure energy efficiency in buildings and in boiler operations, pump motors, and washing machines, while curtailing emissions.
In June 2010, the college began construction on a new, 48,000-square-foot (4,500 m2) science facility. The science complex provides teaching and research space for use by faculty and students in the science and health professions. Its environmentally-sound design features include day lighting, solar preheating, and thermal storage, resulting in the award of LEED-Gold certification.
Public lectures with environmental themes are hosted by the Center for the Study of Environmental Change. Past lectures have included such noted scientists as climatologist Michael Mann, coastal geologist Orin Pilkey and journalist Carol Kaesek Yoon.