Sustainability Recognition


Stevens has been a member of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) since 2014. STARS was developed by and is administered through the Association for the Advancement in Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Stevens achieved Silver status in 2015 and Gold status in 2020. Stevens was one of only 126 universities in the United States to receive a Gold rating.

Stars - A program of aashe

STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. It is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of higher education institutions, from community colleges to research universities. STARS encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions, as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability. STARS is designed to:

  • Provide a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education.

  • Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the international campus sustainability community.

  • Create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability.

  • Facilitate information sharing about higher education sustainability practices and performance.

  • Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community.

Learn more about STARS.

Princeton Review Green College

Stevens is a 2023 Princeton Review Green College! The Princeton Review tallied Green Rating scores for 713 colleges this year. Only 455 colleges received the honor of being named a "Green College".

The Princeton Review's Green Rating provides a comprehensive measure of a school's performance as an environmentally aware and prepared institution. Specifically, it includes:

  • Whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable;

  • How well a school is preparing students for employment in the clean-energy economy of the 21st century as well as for citizenship in a world now defined by environmental concerns and opportunities; and

  • How environmentally responsible a school's policies are.

Learn more about the Princeton Review Green Guide.

Hoboken Green Business

Stevens is a 2022 Hoboken Green Business! Stevens is one of only 28 businesses to receive this recognition. This program recognizes business in Hoboken that make deliberate efforts to advance sustainable and environmentally responsible practices for their customers, employees, and community.

Learn more about the Hoboken Green Business program.