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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.

STARS v1.2

Yeshiva University

Bronx, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired David Pianko Feb. 11, 2014 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 5,331
Number of Undergraduate Students 2,117
Number of Graduate Students 3,214
Full-time Equivalent Employees Not Available
Institution type Doctorate
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size Not Available
Percentage of students that are Residential Not Available
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 4,249,302.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 852,600.0
Acres of cultivated grounds Not Available
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School Yes Yes
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

Yeshiva University's institutional boundary includes four campus and two high schools of which they have operational control.

Because our two high schools are an integral part of our educational program we included them in our GHG and other environmental reports.

Yeshiva University owns off-campus residential buildings that are leased to individuals other than students. These are considered to be outside of the organizational boundaries because the utilities are metered and paid for by the tenant.

Yeshiva University provides a number of sustainability related co-curriculars to its undergraduate and graduate students from environmental sustainability presentations and field trips at orientation to undergraduate sustainability educators programs and a number of environmentally focused ... read more
Credit Status
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete
Student Group Complete
Organic Garden Complete
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing
Themed Housing Not Pursuing
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing
Sustainability Events Complete
Outdoors Program Complete
Themed Semester or Year Not Pursuing
Yeshiva University has done an extensive review of its course offerings at the Undergraduate, Law and Medical campuses as it pertains to sustainability. Whether its the Undergraduate, Law or Medical School each has either sustainability ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Course Identification Complete
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete
Sustainability Courses by Department Not Pursuing
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Not Pursuing
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Not Pursuing
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Pursuing
Sustainability Immersive Experience Not Pursuing
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Not Pursuing
Yeshiva University prides itself on the extensive research work that is done. Sustainability research activities that take place at the university consist of research into alternative energy sources looking to both hydrogen fuels and catalysts ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Research Identification Complete
Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research Complete
Departments Engaged in Sustainability Research Not Pursuing
Sustainability Research Incentives Not Pursuing
Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion Complete
The university has repurposed several campus buildings for alternative use to avoid new construction. Two new buildings were completed in the past decade and although not officially LEED Silver they are the equivalent. The Price ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing
Building Design and Construction Not Pursuing
Indoor Air Quality Complete
In accordance with the university's Climate Action Plan, Yeshiva Univeristy has realized a reduction of nearly 7 percent from its baseline in 2008 to fiscal year 2012. This reduction is on its way to ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing

Yeshiva's dining services endeavor to offer local, organic and third party certified products and offer vegan options. Additionally, they serve no trans-fats and provide recycled content napkins and discounts for reusable mugs.

Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Trayless Dining Not Pursuing
Vegan Dining Complete
Trans-Fats Complete
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing
Food Donation Not Pursuing
Recycled Content Napkins Complete
Reusable Container Discounts Complete
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing
The university has made great strides over the past 5 years since opening the Office of Energy & Sustainability and continues to make energy conservation a priority. The students get involved through conservation programs such as ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing
Timers for Temperature Control Complete
Lighting Sensors Complete
LED Lighting Complete
Vending Machine Sensors Complete
Energy Management System Complete
Energy Metering Complete
Albert Einstein College of Medicine works to integrate sustainable practices across its grounds. From an Integrated Pest Management Program to the purchasing of native plants, Groundskeeping looks to keep beautiful, sustainable and well managed campus ... read more
Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Not Pursuing
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Not Pursuing
Landscape Waste Composting Complete
The university's Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy drives many of the university's sustainable purchasing behaviors from the requirement of only purchasing Energy Star equipment and EPEAT registered computers, to the preference for third party ... read more
Credit Status
Computer Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Vendor Code of Conduct Complete
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete
Local Businesses Complete
Nearly 90 percent of students commute to campus via environmentally preferable means. The new RideShare program facilitates carpooling at all campuses, and no new parking spaces have been added for six years at three of ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Bicycle Sharing Complete
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Not Pursuing
Mass Transit Programs Complete
Condensed Work Week Complete
Telecommuting Complete
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing
Carpool Discount Complete
Local Housing Complete
Prohibiting Idling Complete
Car Sharing Complete
Yeshiva University strives to reduce waste from its landfills. The university works to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass as well as non-traditional products such as electronic equipment, toner and printer cartridges, clothing, and ... read more
Credit Status
Waste Reduction Not Pursuing
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Materials Exchange Not Pursuing
Limiting Printing Complete
Materials Online Complete
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Pursuing
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete
The average age of YU buildings is over 40 years. In order to improve water efficiency across the university, many plumbing fixtures have been upgraded to meeting the new EPA WaterSense or 1992 Energy Policy ... read more
Credit Status
Water Consumption Complete
Stormwater Management Complete
Waterless Urinals Complete
Building Water Metering Complete
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing
Xeriscaping Complete
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete
Sustainability initiatives are managed through the Office of Energy & Sustainability within the Procurement Department. Two full time staff work to develop these iniatives and programs. In addition, the university has a Sustainability & Energy Task Force ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Strategic Plan Not Pursuing
Physical Campus Plan Not Pursuing
Sustainability Plan Not Pursuing
Climate Action Plan Complete
Yeshiva University’s is committed to increasing diversity and affordability on campus. The university has many programs, multicultural events, and initiatives that encourage diversity on campus. This is made possible through the Office of Diversity ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete
Affordability and Access Programs Not Pursuing
Gender Neutral Housing Complete
Employee Training Opportunities Complete
Student Training Opportunities Complete

Yeshiva University works to provide sustainable compensation and flexible work options for its employees. In addition, employee sustainable education is increasing to encourage environmentally friendly behaviors and stakeholder engagement.

Credit Status
Sustainable Compensation Complete
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete
Childcare Complete
Employee Wellness Program Complete
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete
Yeshiva University works with a number of organizations on sustainability within the community. We have and continue to partner with groups such as: The Inwood & Washington Heights Go Green Steering Committee, Clean Air NY, Partnership ... read more
Credit Status
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in Continuing Education Not Pursuing
Community Service Participation Complete
Community Service Hours Complete
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing
Farmers' Market Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Not Started
Innovation 4 Not Started

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.