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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 57.22
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Southern Oregon University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

The Campus Master Plan addresses the need for parking lots to be designed to include localized stormwater treatment and infiltration facilities. Whenever possible, these stormwater treatment facilities will be above-ground structures that incorporate appropriate plantings for pre-treatment and filtering of particulates and pollutants.

At RCC/SOU's Higher Education Center, there is stormwater management onsite including a bioswale and porous concrete.

Additionally, all new construction on campus and major renovations are designed to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff. SOU's new LEED Gold Raider Village used concrete catch basins with sediment bags to achieve 91% total suspended solids removal efficiency.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, guidelines and/or practices that supports the responses above:

The campus master plan is too large of a file to upload, but the pdf can be viewed at: https://inside.sou.edu/assets/fmp/docs/cmp.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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