How Dallas College Supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals


Dallas College has committed to using the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for teaching our students, employees and community members about sustainability. Discover how we are supporting these goals.


No Poverty

Edquity Program
The Dallas College Emergency Aid Fund assists Dallas College students who are on the verge of suspending their educational pursuits when financial emergencies arise.


Zero Hunger

Providing Food
According to the North Texas Food Bank, one in six North Texans don't know where they will find their next meal. We offer pantries on our campuses to assist students.


Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellness Services
We offer a variety of services to meet the health and wellness needs of students, faculty and staff. Most of our campuses offer an on-campus Health Center that promotes health, wellness and preventive care.


Quality Education

Our Core Strength
This is our core strength; Dallas College offers quality education at an affordable cost. Providing a quality education has been our goal for more than five decades.


Gender Equality

Equal Opportunity System
We provide education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Affordable Clean Energy

100% Clean Energy Pledge
Pledging to purchase/generate 100% renewable energy electricity/offsets from May 31, 2021, as well as an awareness campaign called Renew Texas ’25 to encourage students, employees and community to switch to renewable energy by 2025.

Decent Work and
Economic Growth

Workforce Programs
Our workforce development programs (such as WorkReadyU) ensure that Dallas County will have decent work and economic growth into the future.


Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure

Education and Innovation Hub
We are planning a new $535 million Dallas Education and Innovation Hub that will be funded by the 2019 bond program. The hub will include a Business Training Center and a redesigned El Centro Campus.


Reduced Inequalities

Removing Barriers
Chancellor Joe May explains how Dallas College strives to solve problems that are barriers to success, careers and economic growth in the Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities video of the “How Dallas County Supports the SDGs” video series.


Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Cities and Communities Institute
Dallas College’s Sustainable Cities and Communities Institute works with partners throughout Dallas County to be a networking and educational resource for individuals and organizations to collaborate on the 17 SDGs.


Responsible Consumption
and Production

Energy Efficiency
Dallas College has an energy efficiency program, an energy efficiency manager and a sustainable purchasing program to ensure responsible consumption and production.


Climate Action

Involved Leadership
The presidents of Dallas College’s seven campuses are signatories on Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Commitments, and we monitor our progress using the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking and Rating System.



Numerous Partners
Dallas College has numerous partnerships in the community, state and nation. Following are just a few examples:

Check out our video series to learn what people and organizations around Dallas County are doing to help create a world that works for everyone.

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