SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for the guide based on its survey of administrators at 713 colleges during the 2021–22 academic year about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability, including dining options, policies, and more. Surveys of students attending the schools were also considered. The company’s editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points to select the 455 “Green College” schools.
Geneseo has had a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Geneseo's President’s Commission on Sustainability was established in 2012, and the College formed the Office of Sustainability in 2014. The new sustainability studies major was launched in Fall 2021. Students, staff, faculty, and alumni are involved consistently in a variety of sustainability initiatives, which can be viewed on the college’s award-winning, interactive storytelling map. Six campus buildings have earned certification from the US Green Building Council and have incorporated geothermal wells and rainwater collection in some buildings. Geneseo has appeared on the Green Colleges list more than 11 times.
Profiles of recognized schools on the list also provide information about the schools' admission requirements, cost, financial aid, and student body demographics. The Princeton Review has published its guide annually since 2010.