Sustainability Strategic Plan

Core Strategies

  1. Foster a culture of sustainability at UCCS and beyond.
  2. Cultivate excellence in research and teaching related to sustainability, climate change, energy, and environmental justice and equity.
  3. Model sustainability, efficiency, and innovation in our campus operations, infrastructure, and facilities management.
  4. Engage UCCS students, faculty, and staff, and members of the Colorado Springs community with events and programming related to sustainability.

Historical UCCS Sustainability Information

STARS | Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating Systems

UCCS has submitted four comprehensive reports through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating Systems (STARS) platform. STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

UCCS Climate Action Plan

Click here to review the UCCS Climate Action Plan.

UCCS 2012-2020 Sustainability Strategic Plan

Click here to view the previous Sustainability Strategic Plan.


Learn about the historical commitments the University has made from Strategic Planning to Trails Master Plan all supporting our campus community.