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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 v1.2

Elon University

Elon, NC, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Elaine Durr Feb. 5, 2014 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 5,888
Number of Undergraduate Students 5,357
Number of Graduate Students 672
Full-time Equivalent Employees 1,269
Institution type Master
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 159,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 51.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 2,345,018.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds 276.5
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Mixed-Humid

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 Yes Yes
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

This submission includes Elon University’s campus in Elon, NC, including the Gerald L. Francis Center, which is the home of the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Law campus in Greensboro, NC. It excludes buildings owned by the University that are not part of either campus.

Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete
Credit Status
New Student Orientation Not Pursuing
Food Education Not Pursuing
Food and Beverage Purchases Not Pursuing
Confinement-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Vegetarian-Fed Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Hormone-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Seafood Purchases Not Pursuing
Dishware Not Pursuing
Energy Initiatives Not Pursuing
Energy Use by Type Not Pursuing
Procurement Not Pursuing
Bike Sharing Not Pursuing
Water Initiatives Not Pursuing
Endowment Not Pursuing
Sustainability Staffing Not Pursuing

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