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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

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 56.88 Ann Erhardt Feb. 11, 2016 Download

Office of the Registrar, University Curriculum and Catalog Website:
www.reg.msu.edu/UCC/UCC.asp.
www.reg.msu.edu/UCC/Reports...
www.reg.msu.edu/ucc/guideli...

Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 5.47 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 4.45 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 0.44 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 3.20 / 4.00

Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies website: https://vprgs.msu.edu/
MSU Research Stories: http://research.msu.edu/
Research in Sustainability: http://bespartangreen.msu.e...

Credit Status Points
Academic Research Complete 8.82 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Access to Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00

MSU Neighborhoods and Engagement Centers: http://liveon.msu.edu/neigh...
Living-Learning Communities: http://liveon.msu.edu/livin...
Dept. of Student Life: http://studentlife.msu.edu/
University Outreach and Engagement: http://outreach.msu.edu/
Staff and Faculty Development/Training: http://www.hr.msu.edu/prodev/
Academic Orientation Program: http://www.orientation.msu....

Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Big Ten Environmental Stewardship Group - http://greenbigten.msu.edu/ AASHE - http://www.aashe.org/ Chicago Climate Exchange - https://www.theice.com/ccx MSU Office of the Registrar CEU Course System: https://reg.msu.edu/Forms ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.21 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 2.68 / 5.00
Community Stakeholder Engagement Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Hospital Network Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 2.62 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.05 / 4.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.14 / 3.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainable Procurement Strategies Increase local/regional purchasing strategies when fiscally able and available Know where our food and other products come from and how they are manufactured Track what our vendors do related to sustainability ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.84 / 4.00
Low Impact Dining Complete 1.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 1.20 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.51 / 1.00
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Guidelines for Business Partners Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.11 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.36 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.37 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization Complete 0.50 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.88 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.94 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 2.35 / 5.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Wastewater Management Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 3.67 / 4.00
Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.93 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.13 / 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 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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.