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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.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Wyatt Carpenter
Sustainability Projects and Programs Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UCI Road World Championships Courses

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Richmond is hosting the UCI Road World Championship Bike Races this Fall and VCU has created 31 courses to engage students in the races. VCU is offering one-credit special topic courses during the bike race geared specifically toward the UCI Worlds. Some of these courses are service-learning in nature while others are based on a project designed by faculty members. VCU will be closed and regular classes will not be held, therefore these one-credit special topic courses were created to engage students in the race being held in Richmond.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Measurable outcomes include the number of students enrolled in the classes, the number of community service hours logged by students during the race events, as well as the "Great Bike Book" which will be a published, curated collection of final projects produced by students during these classes.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy ---
Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation Yes
Waste No
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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