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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 v2.0

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 46.72 Kathy Johnson April 22, 2014 Download
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 10.31 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 4.96 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 2.40 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Academic Research Complete 12.00 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Access to Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 0.99 / 4.00
Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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 2.00 / 2.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.72 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 0.46 / 5.00
Community Stakeholder Engagement Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Hospital Network Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 3.96 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.22 / 3.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 0.10 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Low Impact Dining Complete 1.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 2.57 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Biodiversity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.81 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.55 / 1.00
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Guidelines for Business Partners Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 1.00 / 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 0.88 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization Complete 1.71 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.24 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.98 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 0.30 / 4.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 3.33 / 4.00
Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Affordability and Access Complete 1.98 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 1.50 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.71 / 2.00
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
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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