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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.

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STARS v1.2

Concordia College - Moorhead

Moorhead, MN, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Bronze 42.23 Samantha Westrate July 15, 2014 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 2,573
Number of Undergraduate Students 2,603
Number of Graduate Students 28
Full-time Equivalent Employees 573
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 78,695,092
Percentage of students that are Residential 63.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 35.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 1.8
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 1,448,587.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds Not Available
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Very-Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No
Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 2.85 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 1.50 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 3.90 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 4.09 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 7.00 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 10.00 / 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
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 2.38 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 1.75 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.12 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable 0.00 /
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 1.10 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 0.87 / 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 1.29 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.12 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.68 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 0.50 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 0.80 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 3.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Future Faculty Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Childcare Complete 0.25 / 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 4.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 4.72 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 1.99 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
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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