Sustainable Student Organization Certification

Student organizations have a unique opportunity to advance sustainability on NC State’s campus as they promote individual and collective action for good.

All student organizations, no matter the mission or vision, can be sustainable. Let the Student Organization Certification connect your organization to NC State’s mission, members and campus partners. Bonus: Certified student organizations will also be promoted through Sustainability’s social media channels and newsletter. Contact for details.

How can a student organization be sustainable?

Use the resources below to guide your organization’s path toward sustainability. The certification process is based on these resources.

How to Certify Your Student Organization

Step 1: Incorporate Sustainability

Use the resources above to integrate sustainability into your student organization.

The certification process uses a point-based system to evaluate your workplace based on the incorporation of sustainable practices. Certification is offered at the champion, steward and contributor levels.

  • Contributor: 25–49% of total survey points
  • Steward: 50–74% of total survey points
  • Champion: 75% or more of total survey points
Step 2: Submit Certification

Certify your student organization by completing the online certification form. The form is based on the above resources. Student organization certifications must be renewed each year.

Step 3: Promote Your Achievement

Be sure to use the certification as a way to promote your student organization. Display your Sustainable Student Organization Certificate on your profile page and website and include it in your social media outlets.

Certified Student Organizations

2023 Certified Student OrganizationsCertification Level
Epsilon Eta Environmental Fraternity Iota Chapter at NC StateChampion
National Parks Club at NC StateChampion
Omega Phi AlphaChampion
Greater Good Textile GroupSteward
NC State Science Olympiad Alumni OrganizationSteward
Anthropology Club at NC StateSteward
2022 Certified Student OrganizationsCertification Level
Sustainability Stewards Champion
Beekeepers Club Champion
Habitat for Humanity at NC StateChampion
Alpha Phi OmegaSteward
Rafting Club at NC StateContributor
Theta Tau RhoContributor