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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.

STARS v1.1

Drew University

Madison, NJ, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Sarah Wald Nov. 16, 2011 Download

This submission includes the University's campus. It does not include several buildings off-campus that the University rents to faculty for housing.

Drew University offers many different co-curricular educational opportunities available to students and the Drew community. This includes Drew's Eco-Reps Program. Eco-reps are student representatives assigned to each dormitory on campus to promote sustainable practices.

Credit Status
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete
Student Group Complete
Organic Garden Complete
Model Room in a Residence Hall Complete
Themed Housing Complete
Sustainable Enterprise Complete
Sustainability Events Complete
Outdoors Program Complete
Themed Semester or Year Complete

Drew University has a new major in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Mellon Foundation support for our new program encouraged development of sustainability-focused courses across the curriculum.

Credit Status
Sustainability Course Identification Complete
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete
Graduate Program in Sustainability Complete
Sustainability Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete

Faculty in many Drew Departments engage in sustainability research. Several programs also exist to encourage undergraduate sustainability research.

Credit Status
Sustainability Research Identification Complete
Faculty Involved in Sustainability Research Complete
Departments Involved in Sustainability Research Complete
Sustainability Research Incentives Complete
Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion Complete

Drew University recently approved a sustainable building plan as part of the university's Climate Action Plan

Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete

Drew University recently approved a Climate Action Plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2035.

Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing

Drew Dining Services has taken a number of sustainability steps including trayless dining, organic purchasing, and composting.

Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Trayless Dining Complete
Vegan Dining Complete
Trans-Fats Complete
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Complete
Food Donation Complete
Recycled Content Napkins Complete
Reusable Mug Discounts Complete
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Compost Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Not Pursuing
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing

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.