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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.

Silver

STARS v2.1

Antioch College

Yellow Springs, OH, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 50.83 Hannah Spirrison March 29, 2018 Download
In the seven years since re-opening, Antioch College has had a strong curricular focus on social justice, sustainability, and “new and better ways of living” through shared governance and community engagement. Our small liberal arts ... read more
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 13.22 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Not Applicable 0.00 /
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Although Antioch College has a small faculty (N=31), 23% of our full-time faculty are currently engaged in some facet of sustainability research, ranging from the performing arts (a fracking-focused play called “Marcellus Shale”), to ... read more
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 12.00 / 12.00
Support for Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Every student at Antioch College is required to have one full-time eleven-week cooperative education immersion experience each year. Students may choose from one of thirty or so sustainable immersion experiences that are offered or co-create ... read more
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 1.25 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Antioch College engages with the surrounding community to build solutions and problem solve around local, regional, and global sustainability challenges. Antioch students engage and support the work of community partners through the Miller Fellowship Program ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 3.00 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 1.24 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Not Applicable 0.00 /

Antioch has taken steps to improve air quality and is in the process of conducting its first comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventory.

Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Since its reopening in 2011, Antioch College has renovated three campus buildings to LEED standards. North Hall Dormitory (25330 sq. ft.) is Gold certified and the second oldest building in the U.S. to achieve ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.00 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 2.28 / 3.00
In 2011, Antioch College developed a campus Master Plan that included renovating three campus buildings to LEED certified status. A Gold Certified Dormitory with 50 KW roof mounted solar array, a Gold Certified Wellness Center ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 3.36 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.03 / 4.00
Antioch Kitchens play a critical role creating community on campus - providing family-style seating where students, faculty and staff come together to nourish minds and bodies. With a focus on farm-to-table and from-scratch cooking, much of ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 3.23 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 1.75 / 2.00
The Antioch College Landscape Master Plan divides our campus into zones that specify various levels of horticultural management and purpose, ranging from the Antioch Farm (managed as a non-certified but functionally organic farm), to our ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 2.00 / 2.00

Antioch College acknowledges the importance of sustainable purchasing and has adopted policies and procedures to support the purchasing of energy-efficient technology, environmentally-friendly cleaning products, and recycled content paper.

Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 1.00 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.81 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.76 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.29 / 1.00
The Antioch College campus is designed to promote the use of bicycles and fuel-efficient vehicles. The campus plan limits vehicle access on the central campus and has preferred parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles. The campus ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.29 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 1.20 / 2.00
Antioch College diverts waste on campus using an array of strategies and approaches, such as recycling through the College's recycling program, reusing through the College’s Free Store, diverting construction waste according to LEED ... read more
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 0.99 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.68 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 0.50 / 1.00

Three campus buildings meet LEED standards for water conservation. One classroom building had four men's restrooms retrofitted with waterless urinals.

Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 1.19 / 4.00
Rainwater Management Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Sustainability, as a core area of practice at Antioch College, is reflected in the College strategic planning documents and processes. This work is coordinated by the Antioch College Campus Sustainability Committee which consists of representatives ... read more
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 1.25 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 1.25 / 3.00
Antioch College deeply values diversity and is committed to promoting inclusion and diversity on campus and offering support to students from diverse backgrounds. In 2015, the College conducted a comprehensive campus-wide diversity audit to focus ... read more
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.67 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.88 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 1.33 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 2.49 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Antioch College recognizes the importance of wellness and mindfulness and seeks to incorporate these principles into the work environment as evident by activities such as mindfulness moments for faculty, staff, and students and opening meetings ... read more
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.33 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 0.52 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation C Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation D Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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