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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

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 48.07 Kathy Johnson April 21, 2017 Download
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 9.63 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 0.62 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 10.00 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 0.98 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 1.54 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete 0.50 / 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
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.37 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 0.59 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 3.95 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.86 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 3.43 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Biodiversity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.86 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.54 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.34 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.18 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 0.80 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.60 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 0.80 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 2.48 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.74 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Rainwater Management Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 3.50 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 0.75 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 0.58 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 1.78 / 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
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.66 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Designation Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
NSSE Sustainability Education Consortium Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Academy-Industry Connections Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Green Athletics Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Green Event Certification Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Certified Green Cleaning Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Green Laboratories Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Sustainable Dining Certification Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Grounds Certification Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Pest Management Certification Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Bicycle Friendly University Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Stormwater Modeling Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Campus Water Balance Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Independent Review Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Community Stakeholder Engagement Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Pay Scale Equity Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
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 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00

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