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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 v1.2

Utah State University

Logan, UT, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 46.60 Alexi Lamm Oct. 22, 2013 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 20,768
Number of Undergraduate Students 25,445
Number of Graduate Students 3,341
Full-time Equivalent Employees 3,036
Institution type Doctorate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 209,056,627
Percentage of students that are Residential 12.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 43.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 25.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only 18.6
Gross square feet of building space 8,602,910.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 1,735,287.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 4,189.0
Acres of undeveloped land 1,800.0
Climate region Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School Yes Yes
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital No No
Farm Yes (100.0 acres) Yes
Agricultural experiment station Yes (3,309 acres) Yes
Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 0.52 / 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 Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 0.39 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 2.70 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 0.25 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 0.00 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.16 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.00 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Container Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 0.29 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 1.09 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 0.24 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Landscape Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 1.48 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.35 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.18 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.14 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.84 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.75 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Applicable 0.00 /
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.37 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.75 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.73 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 7.00 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Complete 2.00 / 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 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 Complete 0.25 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 3.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 1.09 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.23 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Applicable 0.00 /
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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