Sustainability Dashboard

University of Utah Sustainability Dashboard

The Sustainability Dashboard is an interactive tool to measure sustainability performance. By better understanding the U's progress over time, members of the U community can identify concerns that propel the institution forward. The Sustainability Office reports these metrics to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). In 2021, the University of Utah received a STARS Gold rating. Read the report

Academics: Curriculum

Sustainability curricular efforts are managed by the Sustainability Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), which is moving the U toward sustainability literacy for every student. SEAC designed the SUSC and SUSL course designations, which are applied to courses that integrate fundamental concepts of sustainability including social, environmental, and economic equity. Additional efforts to incorporate sustainability learning outcomes across campus will ensure students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address local and global challenges.

Did you know?

In 2017, only 7.9% of U students graduates from a program with at least one sustainability learning outcome. By 2020, that number increased to 36.4%.

SUSTAINABILITY Designated Courses
Percentage of Departments with at least one sustainability-related course

Academics: Research

Sustainability research efforts are led by the Global Change & Sustainability Center (GCSC), which is part of the Sustainability Office. Interdisciplinary sustainability research efforts are conducted in nine overlapping themes: air quality; built environment & communities; climate change; ecological & environmental change; energy; food systems; justice, equity, & diversity; nature & culture; and water. Find researchers using the searchable Sustainability Inventory.

Engagement in sustainability research
Percentage of Research departments that conduct Sustainability work