UNCG has been named a Gold-rated institution in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, and a top performer in the subcategories of public engagement and well-being and work.
The index is an annual publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and recognizes top-performing institutions in each of the 17 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) subcategories related to academics, engagement, operations and administration. It focuses on innovative and high-impact initiatives from STARS reports submitted during the previous year.
UNCG was ranked No. 4 in the United States and Canada for its engagement with the local community to solve sustainability challenges and No. 5 for efforts in student and employee wellness programs and healthy initiatives across campus.