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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 58.11
Liaison Melissa Tier
Submission Date April 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Swarthmore College
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Robin Shores
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Institutional Research
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Baccalaureate

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

Swarthmore's 425-acre arboretum campus is located just 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The Crum Woods are adjacent to the main academic and residental areas of campus and offer around 3.5 miles of walking trails over more than two hundred acres of wooded land. The Crum Woods is significant not only for its large area and biodiversity, but also for the opportunities it offers for learning and recreation.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
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Additional documentation to support the submission :
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All information for this credit comes from the Swarthmore College Fact Book, produced by Institutional Research. For more information, visit http://www.swarthmore.edu/institutional-research.

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