Vaqueros for Sustainability

Vaqueros, you can't spell sustainability without U and I. The Office for Sustainability invites you to join our UTRGV strategic mission to help achieve the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals intentionally through education, research, operations, and engagement.

UTRGV Vaqueros are Valuable, Vigilant, Versatile, and Visionary Sustainable Development Leaders who are Vocal and don't back down from challenges, with strong Values that help solve problems of any scale in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and throughout the world.

Change begins with YOU and continues with US


Vaqueros building a better Future Together and achieving Sustainable Development

Pave the Way...Take the Pledge


Better Together

Vaqueros connect to each other and connect to success, through innovation, resiliency, and sustainability by engaging in various projects with academic led relationships, striving to become Sustainable Development Leaders for our campus, our community, and the world.


Small Steps Lead to Big Change

Vaqueros generate change through collaborative action in connecting the university with our campus community and partners in community engagement, research, and service-learning initiatives with the intention to build Sustainable Development.


Serving our Communities

Vaqueros guide your interdisciplinary and innovative efforts in education and in advocacy to serve and contribute to the sustainable development and quality of life for the Rio Grande Valley and beyond the world.

Latest News in Sustainability at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista, president of Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), and Dr. Can (John) Saygin, senior vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate College at UTRGV, shake hands after the signing of a collaborative research agreement. The collaboration aims to enhance regional competitiveness through a portfolio of applied research and development topics to be carried out jointly by faculty and students of UTRGV and UDLAP. (UTRGV Photo by Jesus Alferez)

UTRGV signs research agreement with UDLAP to improve regional competitiveness

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) have signed a collaborative research agreement to strengthen international research and academic collaborations. This initiative aims to enhance regional competitiveness through a portfolio... Read More

UTRGV School of Medicine student Briana Gonzalez DiGrazia was nationally recognized by the U.S. Public Health Service with the Excellence in Public Health Award. The award recognizes visionary medical students who are advancing initiatives to improve public health and addressing public health issues in their community. Dr. Stanley Fisch, professor of Pediatrics at the UTRGV School of Medicine, recently presented Gonzalez DiGrazia with the honor at the SGA (Student Government Association) Student and Faculty Appreciation Ceremony. (UTRGV Photo by Heriberto Perez-Zuniga)

Valley native and UTRGV medical student earns national health recognition

Briana Gonzalez DiGrazia knew she wanted to be in medicine from a young age. Looking back, she fondly remembers dinner conversations with her parents about their experiences in healthcare. "My mom worked as a nurse, and my dad was a respiratory therapist, so the best part of dinner was... Read More

Dr. Murad Moqbel, program director for UTRGV’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy)

UTRGV MS in Business Analytics ranks 4th in Texas

Dr. Murad Moqbel, program director for UTRGV’s Master of Science in Business Analytics, says “data is the new oil.” The MS program, recently ranked 4th in Texas by Fortune, helps train and prepare UTRGV students for jobs with companies that collect data needed to derive insights, improve efficiencies... Read More