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.

Select a goal to explore

  • No PovertyNo Poverty
  • Zero HungerZero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-BeingGood Health and Well-Being
  • Quality EducationQuality Education
  • Gender EqualityGender Equality
  • Clean Water and SanitationClean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean EnergyAffordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic GrowthDecent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry Innovation and InfrastuctureIndustry Innovation and Infrastucture
  • Reduced InequalitiesReduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and ProductionResponsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate ActionClimate Action
  • Life Below WaterLife Below Water
  • Life on LandLife on Land
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong InstitutionsPeace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the GoalsPartnerships for the Goals

Visualize Penn State’s Sustainable Development Goals