About Us







The University of Texas-Pan American strives to become a model of sustainability, integrating the goals of preserving a healthy and sustainable ecological system, developing economic viability, and pursuing social justice.  

The Office for Sustainability seeks to engage every corner of the university in efforts to create an environment in which all members of the campus community support facets of sustainability in their personal and professional lives.  The Office supports generating knowledge, acquiring skills, developing values, and initiating practices that will contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on campus, in the Rio Grande Valley, and across the globe.

The goal of the Office for Sustainability is to assist all areas of the campus to achieve UTPA’s goal of becoming a model of sustainability in South Texas., integrating ecological soundness, economic viability, and social justice.

Strategies to achieve the goal include the following:

  • Provide and facilitate strategic planning sessions with all fifteen committees to develop and implement goals and strategies.
  • Provide training and development opportunities to entities and individuals in the region.
  • Provide resources for campus community in sustainability issues.
  • Assist in researching grant opportunities for fifteen committees as well as individual faculty members.


A copy of our Sustainability Campus Action Plan can be found here.