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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Gold

STARS v1.2

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Gold 65.66 F Christopher Feb. 13, 2013 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 20,863
Number of Undergraduate Students 21,317
Number of Graduate Students 3,337
Full-time Equivalent Employees 2,942
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 75,500,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 23.7
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 56.7
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 19.6
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 5,039,537.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 64,299.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 500.0
Acres of undeveloped land 780.0
Climate region Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No
Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 4.32 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.95 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 1.90 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 3.74 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 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 3.95 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 1.49 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.74 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.85 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.11 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.60 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.15 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.25 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.90 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 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 3.39 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 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 Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete 2.16 / 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 Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in Continuing Education Complete 7.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 3.42 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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