Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Mikaila Ullal
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

Name and a brief description of the active student groups focused on sustainability:
NJIT Green - NJIT Green is a student-led initiative to bring sustainability to NJIT. Our team is working to build relationships between students, faculty and staff, to promote green choices and practices on an institutional scale.


NJIT Solar Car - The NJIT Solar Car Team is a student-run organization formed in the spring of 2017. The team is an interdisciplinary, project-based learning community that seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students of all majors in all departments with real-world experience in systems engineering.


American Water Works (AWWA) - AWWA Student Chapter at NJIT works closely with the civil engineering department and hopes to bring students from other majors. Our members have an interest in the water industry including water supply, distribution, and quality. Through our events, members learn more about water as we emphasize our dedication to protecting our environment. Our members volunteer at nearby parks or streams, and visit water and wastewater treatment plants which helps them broaden their knowledge and experiences.


Engineers without Borders
Engineers Without Borders is a service-based organization looking to improve the quality of life in developing communities and establish long-term relationships with local organizations and communities through a culturally sensitive technological exchange. Through NJIT-EWB, students apply technical skills and problem-solving methodologies to create sustainable and scalable projects in regions of limited infrastructure or resources, all while enriching their knowledge of other cultures and languages and forming connections with professors, professionals, and other students.


Graduates for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (GIDE) - Our mission is to promote inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and create equitable programs for the NJIT graduate student body. We aim not only to celebrate the diversity of the current graduate population but to increase the participation of historically underrepresented groups in future STEM graduate programs. We will support, educate, and recognize students of ALL backgrounds and create a safe space for dialogue.


Does the institution have a garden, farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery program, or an urban agriculture project where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

Does the institution have a student-run enterprise that includes sustainability as part of its mission statement or stated purpose?:

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

Does the institution have a sustainable investment fund, green revolving fund, or sustainable microfinance initiative through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:

Has the institution hosted a conference, speaker series, symposium, or similar event focused on sustainability during the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability:
Ecology, Humanity and Built Environments - Fall 2022 Lecture Series

Environmental Symposium

Women Designing an Environmentally Just Future

Murray Center Sustainability Conference

NJIT L.E.A.D.S. is NJIT's very own student conference for professional and personal development focusing on Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, Diversity/inclusion, and Service hosted by the Office of Student Life.

eLCAd Symposium

Institute for Future Technologies Civil & Environmental Engineering Seminar Series - Fall 2022

Institute for Future Technologies Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminars Fall 2022 Seminar Series: Virtual and In-person

Otto H. York Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Graduate Lecture Series

Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science Graduate Lecture Series

Has the institution hosted a cultural arts event, installation, or performance focused on sustainability with the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations, or performances focused on sustainability:

Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that follow Leave No Trace principles?:

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Has the institution had a sustainability-focused theme chosen for a themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Does the institution have a program through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
NJIT Green as well as the Office of Sustainability run events about living a sustainable lifestyle on campus.

Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:
Office of Sustainability Internship

Green Careers

Does the institution have a graduation pledge through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:

A brief description of the graduation pledge(s):

A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that do not fall into one of the above categories:
Urban Ecology Lab

Environment and Sustainability Research Lab

Sustainable Systems Technologies

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