NC State SDG Initiative

Beginning during the Fall 2021 Semester, NC State will launch a campus programming initiative focused around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative, scheduled to last through the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, will feature a wide array of programs each semester focused around a cluster of SDGs. The purpose of the SDG Campus Programming Initiative is to educate students at NC State as to what the SDGs are, why they are a blueprint for peace and prosperity in the world, and inspire them to take action in support of the goals on their campuses and in their local community.

Fall 2021 SDG Cluster: Quality of Life

Fall 2021 SDG Cluster

More than 700 million people still live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfill the most basic needs like health, hunger, and access to water and sanitation. Current estimates show that nearly 690 million people are hungry. Worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practice open defecation. Health emergencies such as COVID-19 pose a global risk and have shown the critical need for preparedness. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene, and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.


Fall 2021 – Quality of Life

Spring 2022 – Environmental Responsibility

Fall 2022 – Equity & Equal Opportunity

Spring 2023 – Prosperity for All

All Semesters

How to Get Involved

Attend an SDG Event

SDG Workshops

Each semester, NC State Global will partner with campus units to host interactive workshops focusing on each of the cluster’s SDG. These workshops, led NC State Faculty & Staff, will help expose NC State students to

Plan your Own Event

NC State Global invites campus partners to host events related to the semester’s cluster of Sustainable Development Goals. Events can be submitted through the University Calendar and will automatically be routed to NC State Global for promotion. Please see the expandable box for additional information.

To manage SDG Event submissions, we will be utilizing the central University Calendar. To submit your event:

  1. Login to with your unity information. Click on the red ‘Submit an Event’ button on the right side.
  2. As part of the Event Name, add #SDG. This will instruct the calendar administrators to add the SDG tag on the back end so it shows up on the SDG website.
  3. In your event description, please identify which SDGs are related to this event..
  4. In the Filters section, under Topic, select ‘Global‘.