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Sustainability Honors Cord

The Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord program is designed to recognize students who went above and beyond to advance their knowledge, skills, and practice of sustainability ethics while studying at U-M.

The acceptance to the Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord program will allow students to:

  • Receive an Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord for graduation
  • Join an exclusive alumni LinkedIn Network
  • The opportunity to be part of a sustainability spotlight series


To be accepted into the Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord program, students must participate in a variety of sustainability activities, programs, internships, jobs, or academic studies to encourage multi-disciplinary learning. Students must accrue at least 10 points from a list of possible activities. This list is regularly updated but is not comprehensive. Additional items that are not listed may be submitted during the application process.

If you represent a school, department, or program and would like an activity to be listed, please contact

Spring 2022 Statistics

253 Graduating Students

Pie Chart on Spring 2022 sustainable graduation cord distribution

How To Apply

Fill out the application linked below before your commencement deadline.

Spring Commencement Deadline: April 3, 2023

Apply here →