Transy sustainability effort

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is the capacity of society to meet its needs without degrading the interrelated environmental, social, and economic systems on which future generations of all species will rely.

What is Transylvania Doing?

Transylvania University affirms sustainability as a core value and integrates it into the intellectual and social life of students, faculty, and staff by encouraging study, discussion, and participation in sustainable practices on campus and in the community. Learn about Transylvania’s sustainability master plan.


STARSIn April 2013, Transylvania University received a Bronze star from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education through their Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). This framework provides a comprehensive methodology for evaluating sustainability in the context of higher education.  STARS considers sustainability in the areas of  academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration. Transylvania is updating its STARS assessment in 2015.