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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.
News & Announcements
STARS 3.0 Public Comment
Reports & Data
Data Quality & Reporting Assurance
Resources & Support
Forms & Templates
What is sustainability?
Is my institution eligible to participate?
Why is executive contact information required?
What is the difference between basic and full (paid) access?
How do I purchase or renew a STARS subscription?
How long does it take to complete STARS?
What are the basic steps in the reporting process?
Getting Started with STARS: VIDEO
How should we approach data collection? (VIDEO)
Can we use STARS to report on our contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
How is the overall score calculated?
How often does STARS change?
How long is a STARS report or rating valid?
Is there a deadline for submitting a report?
Are STARS reports publicly accessible?
Are STARS Reports reviewed or verified?
How can my institution be included in the Sustainable Campus Index (SCI)?
How can my institution be included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges?
What is the proper way to cite STARS reports or data?
How are STARS credits developed and weighted?
How are programs and standards from business and service providers recognized in STARS?
What resources are available to help me complete a high-quality report? (VIDEO)
How do STARS, THE Impact Rankings and UI GreenMetric compare?
How can I use STARS data for benchmarking and analysis?
Applying STARS to your organization's unique contexts
STARS language and translation guidelines