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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Bronze

STARS v1.2

Alfred State College

Alfred, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Bronze 30.08 Julian Dautremont-Smith Oct. 9, 2012 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 3,500
Number of Undergraduate Students 3,500
Number of Graduate Students 0
Full-time Equivalent Employees 600
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size Not Available
Percentage of students that are Residential 65.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 1,576,331.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds Not Available
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School Yes Yes
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School Yes Yes
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital No No
Farm Yes Yes
Agricultural experiment station No No
Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 1.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 1.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 1.25 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 2.04 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 5.49 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 0.48 / 10.00
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Research Identification Not Applicable 0.00 /
Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Departments Engaged in Sustainability Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Research Incentives Not Applicable 0.00 /
Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.50 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 2.54 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.16 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Container Discounts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 2.15 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.00 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Landscape Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 1.32 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.25 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.40 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.03 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Car Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.17 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.46 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.94 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 7.00 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Future Faculty Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Student Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Childcare Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Not Pursuing 0.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Investment Policy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Community Sustainability Partnerships Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in Continuing Education Complete 0.24 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 1.36 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 3.35 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00

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