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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.

Bronze

STARS v1.2

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Bronze 35.82 Jim Carr Sept. 24, 2012 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 9,963
Number of Undergraduate Students 13,169
Number of Graduate Students 3,261
Full-time Equivalent Employees 1,501
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 80,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 7.6
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 45.8
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 46.6
Percentage of students that are On-line only 25.0
Gross square feet of building space 2,683,212.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 82,520.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 223.4
Acres of undeveloped land 31.0
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 Yes No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No
Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 1.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 1.43 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 1.54 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 2.81 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Not Pursuing 0.00 / 10.00
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 2.48 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 1.75 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting In Progress 0.00 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Food Donation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Container Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 0.36 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Not Applicable 0.00 /
Landscape Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 0.34 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.56 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 0.44 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.39 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Telecommuting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Car Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction In Progress 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion In Progress 0.00 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.47 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption In Progress 0.00 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Training Opportunities Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Student Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Childcare Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete 0.37 / 9.00
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Investment Policy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in Continuing Education Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 3.18 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.14 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 In Progress 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00

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