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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 v2.1

The Ohio State University at Lima

Lima, OH, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 48.07 Tony Gillund May 9, 2017 Download
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 3.59 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 2.09 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 0.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Not Applicable 0.00 /
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 5.78 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 1.25 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 1.25 / 2.00
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 Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 1.64 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 2.00

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

Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 1.88 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 0.50 / 1.00
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 Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 2.00 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.90 / 3.00
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 Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 2.45 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00

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 Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 0.25 / 2.00
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 Points
Landscape Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Biodiversity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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 Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.46 / 1.00

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 Points
Campus Fleet Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 0.24 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.04 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 0.60 / 2.00

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 Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 1.02 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 0.61 / 5.00
Rainwater Management Complete 0.50 / 2.00

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 Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 2.50 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 0.75 / 3.00
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 Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.56 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 1.66 / 4.00

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 Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 1.34 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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 Points
Employee Compensation Complete 1.50 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.87 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation C Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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