Club Connect: Meet the ... Sunrise


Galloway, N.J.- Here at Stockton University, “sunrise” isn’t just what happens in the morning. Since 2017, Stockton has been one of over 400 chapters of a national environmental organization called Sunrise. Sophia Milone, president of the chapter, said they focus primarily on supporting climate change legislation on the East Coast. 

“We try to support green initiatives and candidates in New Jersey,” Milone said. She hopes to support and cultivate the culture of environmental protection here at Stockton. “We consider ourselves the greenest university in New Jersey, so this club is the perfect addition to the Stockton community.” 

In 2020, the chapter hosted a letter-writing event to encourage Pennsylvania voters to participate in the general elections.

“It wasn’t pro- any candidate at that time,” Milone said. “It was just the six of us writing letters to voters since Pennsylvania was a swing state at that time. We just wanted people to get out and vote.” 

The organization is planning a special event in April. Details will be publicized when they are available.

Interested students can connect with Sunrise through OspreyHub or by direct messaging @sunrisestockton on Instagram. Meetings typically take place on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. and can be simulcast (in person and on Zoom). 

  • Story and photo by Loukaia Taylor