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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.

STARS v1.2

The Ohio State University at Lima

Lima, OH, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Tony Gillund Jan. 21, 2014 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 942
Number of Undergraduate Students 1,059
Number of Graduate Students 18
Full-time Equivalent Employees 172
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size Not Available
Percentage of students that are Residential 0.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 81.7
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 18.3
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 447,278.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 21,000.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 60.0
Acres of undeveloped land 505.0
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

The Ohio State University at Lima (Ohio State Lima) is located on an expanse of 565 acres of wooded landscape in northwest-central Ohio. The co-located institutions Ohio State Lima and Rhodes State College comprise the Lima Campus. Founded in 1960, the campus has an expansive nature area and extensive natural trails.

The STARS analysis for Education and Research (ER) credits, most of the Operations (OP), and Planning, Administrative and Engagement (PAE) credits is specific to Ohio State Lima. The OP credits for energy, water, waste management are for all campus buildings. Weighted Campus Users data are for student, faculty and staff of both institutions.

Student and employee data are for Autumn 2013.

Endowment size: Endowment for The Ohio State regional campuses is part of the overall endowment pool for The Ohio State University. Separate endowment funds are not defined for the regional campuses.

The Ohio State University at Lima has many services available to help students be successful in the classroom and in the community.

Credit Status
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Not Pursuing
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Not Pursuing
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete
Student Group Complete
Organic Garden Complete
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Applicable
Themed Housing Not Applicable
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing
Sustainability Events Not Pursuing
Outdoors Program Not Pursuing
Themed Semester or Year Complete
Academic programs at The Ohio State University at Lima Complete all four years at Lima: Biology, Business, Education, English, Health Sciences, History, Psychology, Social Work, Theatre Start any of Ohio State's 160+ majors at ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Course Identification Complete
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable
Sustainability Immersive Experience Not Applicable
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete
Research Opportunities at Ohio State Lima include, though are not limited to, the following: Arts & Humanities Education & Human Ecology Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology and Microbiology Health and Rehabilitation Sciences History Social & Behavioral Sciences Math & Physical ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Research Identification Complete
Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research Complete
Departments Engaged in Sustainability Research Complete
Sustainability Research Incentives Complete
Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion Complete
The Lima Campus Physical Facilities Department oversees nine campus buildings totaling approximately 447,000 gross sq. ft. and 565 acres of grounds. A Lima Campus project management group is responsible for campus construction, renovation and ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete

The Lima Campus Plant Physical Facilities Department is pursuing initiatives to respond to impacts on the climate from its current facilities.

Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Not Pursuing
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing

Dining services on the Lima Campus (The Ohio State University at Lima and co-located institution Rhodes State College) are operated by Sysco, Inc.

Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Trayless Dining Not Pursuing
Vegan Dining Not Pursuing
Trans-Fats Complete
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Pursuing
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing
Food Donation Not Pursuing
Recycled Content Napkins Complete
Reusable Container Discounts Not Pursuing
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing
The Lima Campus Physical Facilities Department oversees nine campus buildings totaling approximately 447,000 gross sq. ft. and 565 acres of grounds. The Lima Campus senior administrative staff seek to incorporate short-term and long-term energy-efficient ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing
Timers for Temperature Control Complete
Lighting Sensors Complete
LED Lighting Complete
Vending Machine Sensors Not Pursuing
Energy Management System Complete
Energy Metering Complete
Lima Campus groundskeeping staff are responsible for the care of campus grounds, which includes mowing, weeding, leaf removal, turf renovation, ornamental and herbaceous planting, pruning and removals. Also, activities include daily policing of campus grounds ... read more
Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Complete
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Landscape Waste Composting Not Pursuing

The mission of the Business Office and Purchasing Departments are to process related activities and to procure high quality goods and services for the best value.

Credit Status
Computer Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Vendor Code of Conduct Complete
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete
Local Businesses Complete

The Ohio State University at Lima is commuter campus. Campus administrative staff are working with county officials to be more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete
Mass Transit Programs Not Pursuing
Condensed Work Week Complete
Telecommuting Complete
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing
Local Housing Not Pursuing
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing
Car Sharing Not Pursuing

The Lima Campus is pursuing waste management initiatives to respond to the creation of waste generated by student, faculty and staff activities and events, as well as campus building, renovation and construction projects.

Credit Status
Waste Reduction Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Applicable
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Materials Exchange Not Pursuing
Limiting Printing Complete
Materials Online Complete
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Applicable
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Applicable

The Lima Campus Physical Facilities Department constantly seeks efficient water consumption operations and sound stormwater management practices.

Credit Status
Water Consumption Complete
Stormwater Management Complete
Waterless Urinals Complete
Building Water Metering Complete
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete
Xeriscaping Complete
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Applicable

The Dean/Director, Chief Financial Officer and Facilities Superintendent oversee the coordination and planning for operations at The Ohio State University at Lima.

Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Strategic Plan Complete
Physical Campus Plan Complete
Sustainability Plan Complete
Climate Action Plan Not Pursuing
The Ohio State University at Lima is committed to campus diversity & affordability initiatives. The campus coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: leads up campus diversity initiatives and programs; develops, implements, and evaluates ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete
Affordability and Access Programs Complete
Gender Neutral Housing Not Applicable
Employee Training Opportunities Complete
Student Training Opportunities Not Pursuing

The Office of Human Resources is committed to fostering a culture that attracts, inspires and celebrates excellence in people to ensure that The Ohio State University at Lima is successful in realizing its mission.

Credit Status
Sustainable Compensation Complete
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Not Pursuing
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing
Childcare Complete
Employee Wellness Program Complete
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete

The Ohio State regional campuses are part of the overall endowment pool for The Ohio State University. Separate endowment funds are not defined for the regional campuses.

Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Shareholder Advocacy Complete
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Policy Complete
Investment Disclosure Complete
The Ohio State University at Lima is active in and around the community. Multiple events per year are hosted on campus, and students, faculty and staff are active in service projects, volunteerism, and other public ... read more
Credit Status
Community Sustainability Partnerships Not Pursuing
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in Continuing Education Complete
Community Service Participation Complete
Community Service Hours Complete
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete
Trademark Licensing Complete
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing
Farmers' Market Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Not Started
Innovation 4 Not Started

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