You have a passion for sustainability issues and concerns. Now you can highlight your sustainability knowledge beyond the classroom.

Sustainability Distinction Requirements:

  1. Sign up and select the Sustainability Distinction in the RHED portal
  2. Complete 2 approved courses within the Sustainability Distinction
  3. Complete 2 pre-approved experiences within the Sustainability Distinction
  4. Complete guided reflections for courses/ experiences, and submit supporting learning artifacts for each course
  • Reflection: An academic reflection is a short essay for assessment in an academic, experiential learning and skill development context. Guided questions/ prompts provided.
  • Learning Artifact: A learning artifact is something that you created in response to a course assignment. It may be an essay, slideshow, website, poster, brochure, or something else.

Approved Sustainability courses
Pre-approved Sustainability experiences
RHED Sustainability Rubric

Option: Students may propose a custom-designed experience or request a course approved by contract. 

  • Submitted by student to reflect their individual experiences
  • Must meet at least half of the Distinction's learning outcomes
  • Individual request approval is managed by the RHED committee members
Upon graduation, the Distinction is added to student's transcript, they receive a certificate, and are awarded a RED cord to wear at graduation.

RHED Portal & Sign-up