The University of Utah has received numerous awards over the years for our sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability Resource Center is responsible for preparing and submitting key sustainability metrics for national surveys and rating organizations. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the campus community to advance sustainability, the University continues to move forward in many areas and receive recognition from national organizations.
The University of Utah participates in the STARS program, which encourages data collection to measure sustainability performance in all aspects of higher education. The University of Utah received a Bronze rating in 2011. STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities and is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Institutions earn points in three main categories: 1) Education & Research, 2) Operations, and 3) Planning, Administration & Engagement. Each of these categories includes subcategories such as Purchasing, Curriculum, Energy and Human Resources.
Award recipient in 2012, 2011 and 2010
The University of Utah was improving our grade each year with the Sustainable Endowments Institute but that organization no longer provides assessment scores.