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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.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Derick Chick
Graduate Asssistant
Sustainability Office
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Saluki Food Pantry

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Saluki Food Pantry provides food assistance to students in times of need, helping them to stay in school and meet their educational goals.

Mission Statement: Develop and sustain a food pantry on the campus at SIU Carbondale to serve food insecure students. The food pantry will provide an opportunity for SIU students to serve other students and engage in conversations and solutions around food insecurity.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Since opening on August 22, 2016, the Saluki Food Pantry has served 551 students (including dependents). This need has far surpassed the expectations of the upon opening. We accept food donations from campus and local stakeholders.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability Yes
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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