Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
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Aquinas College
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

Aquinas College is a Catholic, liberal arts college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We strive to prepare students for their career path by focusing on leadership and service to others, while developing a sustainable and global community. The Aquinas College campus includes thirty six buildings, of which seventeen are residential. There are six LEED certified locations on campus, and a commitment to LEED in all new construction and major renovation projects. We are working to achieve a zero waste campus and are currently at a 69% diversion rate. The campus is 117 acres, consisting of 110 different species of trees and a variety of shrubs. We encourage recreational activity and promote use of the Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center and the athletic field by faculty, staff and students.

Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:


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