Explore Penn State’s efforts to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Pennsylvania State University is proud to consistently rank highly for our impact in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our Gold Ranking in the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Ranking System (STARS) is valid through 2024, and recognizes our achievements in academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration, and innovation and leadership – and even receiving full points for our advancements in research. Our global impact, measured through the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, places us within the top 50 universities from 106 countries/regions.
On this page, you’ll see the many initiatives that contribute to Penn State’s sustainability advancements.