Recognition & Awards

Both locally and nationally, NC State is getting noticed for its sustainability leadership in the classroom and the community.

2014 NC State receives Award of Excellence from the Utility Savings Initiative of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC State receives City of Raleigh Environmental Awards
NC State University Dining is bronze recipient in the National Association of College and University Food Services’ Sustainability Awards
NC State named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review
2013 NC State University receives City of Raleigh Environmental Awards, including overall Raleigh Environmental Stewardship Award
NC State University Dining wins Food Service Director’s Grand Goldie Award for its sustainability program, My Roots are at NC State.
NC State named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review
2012 NC State was honored with Golden Mode awards in Employee Commuting and the Smart Commute Challenge from GoTriangle, a partnership of public transportation agencies and organizations.
NC State received three Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance: Watauga Club Gateway Project (Outstanding Site Improvement), J.C. Raulston Arboretum (Outstanding Maintained Appearance) and Centennial Campus Stream Reclamation Project (Tree and Landscape Conservation)
NC State became a Sustainability Tracking Assessment, and Reporting System (STARS) reporter
Rachel Conley and Jack Colby received City of Raleigh Environmental Awards
NC State named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review
NC State designated as a Bicycle Friendly University
2011 NC State received a “B+” from the Sustainable Endowments Institute Green Report Card
2010 NC State awarded SmithSeal of North Carolina Sustainable Business Award by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
NC State received a “B” on the Sustainable Endowments Institute Green Report Card
NC State awarded C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for leading a partnership with Jacksonville, NC that restored Wilson Bay.
NC State named one of the Southeast’s Top 5 Coolest Schools by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
2009 NC State received a “C+” from the Sustainable Endowments Institute Green Report Card
NC State included in the Peterson’s Review book Green Jobs for New Economy: the Career Guide to Emerging Opportunities.
NC State considered a great value by Princeton Review
2008 NC State scored a 90 out of 99 in The Princeton Review’s annual “Green College” rankings
NC State received a “D” from the Sustainable Endowments Institute Green Report Card
2007 Centennial Campus dedicated as 2007 Research Science Park of the Year by Association of University Research Parks.
NC State Campus Police earned accredited status with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (first in North Carolina and one of only seven in the US)
NC State University’s Facilities Division received APPA’s 2007 Award for Excellence
2005 Jack Colby, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations, elected national APPA president