The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Office for Sustainability Division of Finance and Administration

Campus Initiatives

operations around campus

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is committed to providing outstanding services, sustainable services to the campus community.  This section provides the information about sustainability on the UTRGV campus.  

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Athletics

UTRGV Athletics provides exciting opportunities for the campus community to show school spirit and pride. Check out game schedules, find out more about VNation and the VClub, and come out to support your UTRGV Vaqueros! 

Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management 

The mission of this department to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the campus community, promote safe work practices that do not harm the environment, ensure compliance with any and all rules and regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety and the environment, and to protect the University’s resources through sound administration of the University’s insurance coverage.

Facilities, Planning, and Operations

This office includes the departments of Facilities Planning and Construction, Campus Facilities Operations, and Real Estate and Space Management.

Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) at UTRGV provides the IT infrastructure, resources, and services that support and empower our students, faculty and staff to effectively achieve their outcomes in student learning, teaching and research.

Procurement

The Procurement Office strives to provide efficient, responsive and cost effective procurement related services to University departments with exceptional customer service and with the highest standards of ethics. In the daily execution of procurement activities, the Procurement Office strives to provide a balance between price, value, quality, delivery and service in compliance with State, Federal Statutes, as well as established Regents' Rules and Regulations.  It includes the operating areas of Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Central Shipping and Receiving, and Travel Services.

Campus Auxiliary Services

We support the university’s academic and administrative goals by providing services that enhance the academic experience and contribute to student success.  Through collaborative efforts and partnerships, we continuously strive to develop and enhance our services for the benefit of students and the broader university community.  

Services include: Campus Card Services, Child Development Center, Contracted Services (Beverage Vending; Bookstore & Resources, Food Services, Snack Vending, Health Services, Parking and Transportation Services, Print Services, Residence Life, Student Union, and University Recreation.

Bookstore & Resources

The UTRGV Campus Bookstores are the preferred locations for students to obtain classroom course materials, supplies, graduation regalia, and officially licensed gifts and clothing. Product can be purchased online or in store at one of our convenient locations. Students can have product shipped or they can pick it up at their preferred store.  The resource link provides support for faculty textbook adoptions.

Child Development Services

Shaping young minds for a lifetime of success is the core goal of the Child Development Center while also providing quality child-care services to full-time university students and employees to help them balance work, school and family.  The CDC provides children, from ages 3 months to 5 years old, a variety of diverse and creative learning opportunities in a caring and nurturing environment.  We also focus on the whole child, taking into account all your child’s developmental needs – physical, social, emotional and cognitive.

Department of Housing and Residence Life

Living on campus is a significant part of the UTRGV Vaquero experience. The residential program is designed to support student success. The Department of Housing and Residence Life focuses on academic success, civic and community engagement, social and recreational involvement, healthy relationships, inclusive communities and personal wellness. Additionally, the residential community offers a variety of options for leadership, peer relationships and employment. Whether you are beginning your collegiate experience or continuing your education, the Department of Housing and Residence Life encourages you to consider the many benefits of campus living and invites you to join our residence life community.

Dining Services

UTRGV contracts its food services to an outside agency, Sodexo.  This business, by protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Sodexo makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.  From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.

This commitment was formalized with Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan. The Better Tomorrow Plan includes 18 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on four key priorities: health, planet, community and our people. Learn more about the Better Tomorrow Commitments.

Health Services

Health Services at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is here to meet the health care needs of our students so they can focus on their studies. As a UTRGV student you have paid a Medical Service Fee that allows you to be seen at either of our clinics as often as needed. The office visits are free of charge as are most educational services. There are also low-cost charges for medicines, supplies and any needed lab tests.

Parking and Transportation Services

The department of Parking and Transportation coordinates parking and transportation services on the UTRGV campuses. This includes permits, citations, bus shuttles and routes, charter trips, and coordination with public transit providers.

Print Services

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Print Services offers an on-campus solution for all your print and copy needs. Print Services provides high quality jobs and superior service. With our friendly Print Service staff having over a combine 40 years of printing and graphic experience, we can assist you in finding a creative solution to your printing needs.

Residence Life

Living on campus is a significant part of the UTRGV Vaquero experience. The residential program is designed to support student success. The Department of Housing and Residence Life focuses on academic success, civic and community engagement, social and recreational involvement, healthy relationships, inclusive communities and personal wellness. Additionally, the residential community offers a variety of options for leadership, peer relationships and employment. Whether you are beginning your collegiate experience or continuing your education, the Department of Housing and Residence Life encourages you to consider the many benefits of campus living and invites you to join our residence life community.

Student Union

The Student Union supports services, programming, dining, recreation, and meeting spaces to enrich student life and promote the continuation of learning outside the classroom.

University Recreation

The Fitness and Wellness department at University Recreation offers group exercise, personal training, and a variety of fitness equipment to promote health and well-being.  Our programs and services offered and intended to be interactive, fun, and educational.  Most of our programs are free or reduced costs for members.