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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 Newark

Newark, OH, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 49.61 Tony Gillund May 9, 2017 Download
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 5.25 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 0.08 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Not Pursuing 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 0.40 / 4.00
Research Opportunities at Ohio State Newark: Department of English Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Department of History School of Music Department of Political Science Department of Psychology Faculty in many departments are interested ... read more
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 8.11 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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
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 0.47 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 2.00

The Newark Campus Department of Facilities Planning and Operations is pursuing initiatives to respond to impacts on the climate from the existence of the facilities.

Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 3.60 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 0.50 / 1.00
The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 2.00 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.90 / 3.00
The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 5.02 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Food service on the Newark campus is managed by Ohio State University Dining Services. Dining Services include "The Table of Contents," a state-of-the-art, market-style dining facility, the Cyber Cafe, a full-service, gourmet coffee shop, and ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00


Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Biodiversity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

The mission of the Purchasing, Receiving and Travel department is 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 0.77 / 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 Newark is mainly a commuter campus. A ride-share is available through the Office of Student Life and the Newark City bus service includes the Newark Campus on their route.

Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.04 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 0.46 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.06 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 0.80 / 2.00

The Newark Campus is pursuing 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 2.59 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.98 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 3.33 / 5.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
The Director of Human Resources, Campus Relations & Planning Support for The Ohio State University at Newark leads college representatives through many year-round activities including strategic planning, action planning, self-studies and accreditation support. This individual also ... read more
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 mission of the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs is to promote cultural awareness events and programs both on and off campus and create an environment that is conducive to the overall collegiate experience for students ... 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 1.93 / 4.00
The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College are highly active in and around the community. Multiple events per year are hosted on campus, and students, faculty and staff are active in ... read more
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 1.01 / 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 Newark is successful in realizing its mission. Investments ... read more
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 1.80 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.92 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation D Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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