Randolph became the eighth institution in Virginia to receive Tree Campus USA certification (2019)
On Earth Day 2021, the Randolph Thrive program was launched to connect students with natural areas on campus.
Randolph ranked #9 in the Princeton Review’s list of Green Colleges (2018)
President Bateman signed the President’s Resiliency Commitment (2017)
Signing the President’s Resiliency Commitment
Randolph was the first college in Virginia and ninth in the nation to receive Bee Campus USA certification (2016)
Wright Hall is the first building on the Randolph campus to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (2016).
Wright Residence Hall is LEED certified.
Sierra Club ranked us among the top Cool Schools in the nation (2014, 2015)
The Princeton Review named Randolph one of the Top 50 Green Colleges (2015)
Randolph was one of only seven colleges in the nation to receive the Gold Level Student Actions Award from Purposeful Networks, formerly myActions (2015)
Randolph and four other Virginia higher education institutions committed to 100% renewable electricity, generated from landfill gas emissions (2014)
The EPA named Randolph a Green Power Partnership Top Partner for its commitment to renewable energy (2014)
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) selected Randolph as one of only 90 institutions (and only two small liberal art colleges) to participate in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) pilot program (2007)
Randolph was the first college in Virginia to sign the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) (2006)
President Linda Lorimer was among the first U.S. college presidents to sign the Talloires Declaration (1990s)