Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes No
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills Yes
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience No
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles No
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills Yes
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution Yes
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives Yes

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

The UT Dallas Student Government formed the Sustainability Committee to support campus green initiatives. The Sustainability Club is a student organization that has prioritized educating the student populous on being green and to support other student initiatives. The Chemistry Students Association hosted “Green Chemistry” seminars, participated in sustainability tours, and is working to implement green chemistry projects.


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A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

UT Dallas has a community garden complete with 19 plus plots. This garden is maintained by students, staff, faculty, and members of the community. This is a great opportunity for students to grow their own food and learn about new gardening techniques.

UT Dallas also has a certified Monarch Waystation where students have the opportunity to explore and volunteer at the location and witness nature evolve.


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:

Comet Cents Financial Success Program will provide free education and information to currently enrolled students at The University of Texas at Dallas on personal financial topics such as savings, budgeting, credit management, student loans, identity theft and financial responsibilities after college.


The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

There are several annual events which feature sustainability for students: Earth Week, ECS Distinguished Lecture Series, and the ATEC Lecture Series.


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A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:
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The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
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A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:
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The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

Alternative Spring Break offers several sustainability focused programs each year - from sustainability to environmental conservation. A sustainability trip to Costa Rica also allows students to gain life skills. The community garden program is an important life skill experience.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:

The Office of Sustainability offers the hiring of student interns to assist in day-to-day operations. This will result in maximized hands-on learning opportunities for students.


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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

Each year, the UT Dallas community comes together to celebrate sustainability and environmental practices through interactive and educational events and programs during Earth Week. With the assistance of valued partners, Earth Week is brought to UT Dallas by the Office of Student Volunteerism and the Office of Sustainability.


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:

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