The Office of Sustainability at Penn State Behrend works to create a thriving, equitable, and healthy environment for our entire campus community. 

Sustainability Dashboard

Silver Level Sustainability Ranking (STARS, a program of aashe, Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System)


The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. Penn State Behrend was the first college in the Penn State system to complete a STARS assessment in 2020 earning a Bronze level. In 2023 we completed our second tri-annual assessment, improving to a Silver level.

Greener Behrend Student Group at Discovery Fair

The Vibe

You'll love where you learn, live, work, and play.

Student Garden Club holding signs

The Opportunities

You'll have experiences that inspire and connect you with others and with the environment.

Smith Chapel Gardening Beds


You'll have in-demand options offered only at Penn State Behrend in our region.

Sustainable Development Goals with color wheel


Continuing our species, our communities, and our society requires a change in mindset. Here at Behrend, we work to achieve that by incorporating the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in all aspects of campus life.