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Our History

A sustainability task force was formed in 2007 to evaluate Oklahoma State University's sustainability efforts. Faculty and staff from many departments worked together to determine OSU's status and point OSU in the right direction toward sustainable development.

Original Sustainability Task Force

This Sustainability Task Force was formed in early 2007 to coordinate sustainability efforts at OSU.

Read more: Original Sustainability Task Force


2008 Progress Report

An Interim Progress Report was presented to President Hargis and Provost Strathe in summer 2008. The attached Report represents a more complete evaluation of OSU’s Sustainability activities as compiled by the President’s Task Force on Sustainability. Read more...



In 2008, the Institute for Sustainable Environments administered an online survey to identify those faculty members at OSU who are engaged, or plan to be engaged, in sustainability research. Altogether, 105 faculty members indicated an interest in sustainability research.
Results of the 2008 Sustainability Research Survey


Strategic Plan

In 2012, the newly hired Sustainability Coordinator created a Strategic Plan for the OSU Sustainability Office, which was last updated in fall, 2016: Sustainability Strategic Plan