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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.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.62
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Auburn University
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type (Associate, Baccalaureate, Doctorate, or Master's):
Doctorate

Institutional control:
Public

Which campus features are present and included in the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school Yes Yes
Medical school No No
Pharmacy school Yes Yes
Public health school No No
Veterinary school Yes Yes
Satellite campus Yes No
Hospital No No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes Yes
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes No

Reason for excluding agricultural school:

NA


Reason for excluding medical school:

NA


Reason for excluding pharmacy school:

NA


Reason for excluding public health school:

NA


Reason for excluding veterinary school:

NA


Reason for excluding satellite campus:

The Auburn University campus in Montgomery, Alabama operates rather autonomously from the primary campus in Auburn, with separate systems and personnel for virtually every function. In addition, main campus resources for sustainability remain relatively limited, and the capacity to expand sustainability efforts and reporting beyond the primary campus boundaries does not currently exist. Furthermore, primary sustainability reporting (i.e. -- greenhouse gas inventory, bicycle friendly designation, tree campus) focuses exclusively on the main campus, so excluding AUM from STARS allows us to remain consistent with our current reporting protocol.


Reason for excluding hospital:

NA


Reason for excluding farm:

NA


Reason for excluding agricultural experiment station:

The Experiment Stations and Extension Service operates rather autonomously from the primary campus in Auburn, with little overlap in management systems. In addition, main campus resources for sustainability remain relatively limited, and the capacity to expand sustainability efforts and reporting beyond the primary campus boundaries does not currently exist. Furthermore, primary sustainability reporting (i.e. -- greenhouse gas inventory, bicycle friendly designation, tree campus) focuses exclusively on the main campus, so excluding Extension offices and experiment stations from STARS allows us to remain consistent with our current reporting protocol.


Narrative:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.