Sustainability Service Honors


Are you passionate about building a more sustainable world for the future? For its people? For the environment? Then think global and serve local, and pursue Sustainability Service Honors! Sustainability Service Honors is an award given to honor graduating students whose service advances any of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

Student leaders may provide volunteer service that advances global sustainability efforts both at UT Dallas and in the community. Nearing graduation, students will be recognized at a sustainability service ceremony organized by the Office of Sustainability.

This award serves to honor volunteerism in order to create a more sustainable world as defined by the SDG’s. When documenting your service hours, you will be required to relate your opportunity back towards one or more SDG’s in a few sentences.

Service Qualifications Include:
  • Membership meetings for sustainability-oriented clubs / organizations / associations
  • Group volunteer service and events with affiliated clubs / organizations / associations
  • Individual volunteer service with affiliated clubs / organizations / associations
  • Unpaid internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad (if affiliated toward the SDG’s)

Complete 250 required hours by the time of your graduation, or 125 hours if you are a transfer student.

Reporting Requirements

To successfully gain recognition for your service hours, please make sure to report your hours before graduation. Deadlines follow below.

  • December 1 - Fall Semesters
  • May 1 - Spring Semesters
Sustainable Development Goals
62 People | 29 Impacts | 115 Hours