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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Bronze

STARS v1.1

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Bronze 36.66 Howard Ways Feb. 17, 2012 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 2,291
Number of Undergraduate Students 2,636
Number of Graduate Students 544
Full-time Equivalent Employees 822
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 21,800,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 0.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 50.4
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 49.6
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 911,286.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 5,560.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 20.3
Acres of undeveloped land 0.0
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School Yes Yes
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 Yes (143 acres) No
Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 4.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Applicable 0.00 /
Themed Housing Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 2.25 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 1.05 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 2.96 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 0.31 / 10.00
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduate Program in Sustainability Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Immersive Experience Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 2.00 / 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 Not Applicable 0.00 /
Indoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Not Applicable 0.00 /
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable 0.00 /
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing 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 Mug Discounts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Not Pursuing 0.00 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.34 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Management System Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Metering Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Compost Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Mass Transit Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Car Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.97 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Applicable 0.00 /
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Not Pursuing 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 Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Future Faculty Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Not Applicable 0.00 /
Employee Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Student Training Opportunities Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Childcare Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Socially Responsible Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Not Pursuing 0.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed SRI Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Socially Responsible 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 Complete 6.75 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 1.96 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 2.72 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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