J. Cole is going to back to school. Well, sort of. The Roc Nation rapper has teamed up with green company REVERB for his Campus Consciousness / The Sideline Story Tour this spring. Besides performing songs from his latest album 'Cole World: The Sideline Story,' Hollywood Cole will also teach students how they can save the environment.

"My music gives me a platform to reach a lot of young people," he said. "I'm happy to be partnering with REVERB to engage my fans and hope they'll get on board with these positive environmental messages."

The 17-city jaunt kicks off April 11 in Kingston, R.I., where he will be visiting the campus of the University of Rhode Island. J. Cole will also hit his home state of North Carolina for a performance on April 21. The entire trek wraps up on May 4 in South Orange, N.J.

J. Cole is a proud graduate from New York's St. John's University with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in communications and a minor in business. As a university grad, Cole should be able to connect with his collegiate fans on his eco-friendly tour.

J. Cole's Campus Consciousness Spring 2012 / The Sideline Story Tour Dates:

4/11 /12 - Kingston, R.I. (University Of Rhode Island) | The Ryan Center
4/13/12 - Babson Park, Mass. | Private Location
4/14/12 - Waterville, Maine (Colby College) | Wadsworth Arena
4/15/12 - Amherst, Mass. | Private Location
4/17/12 - Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois) | Assembly Hall Theatre
4/18/12 - Dekalb, Ill. (Northern Illinois University) | Convocation Center
4/19/12 - Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky) | Memorial Coliseum
4/20/12 - Johnstown, Penn. (University of Pittsburgh Johnstown) | Sports Center
4/21/12 - Greensboro, N.C. (UNC Greensboro & North Carolina A&T) | White Oak Amphitheatre
4/23/12 - Springfield, Mo. (Drury University) | O'Reilly Center
4/24/12 - Cedar Falls, Iowa (University of Northern Iowa) | McLeod Center
4/26/12 - Bloomsburg, Penn. (Bloomsburg College) | Nelson
4/27/12 - Morgantown, W.V. (West Virginia University) | WVU Coliseum
4/28/12 - Philadelphia, Penn. (Temple University) | The Liacouras Center
4/29/12 - TBA
5/3/12 - Durham, N.H. (University of New Hampshire) | Whitmore Center Arena
5/4/12 - South Orange, N.J. | Private Location