Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clemson University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dr. Caye Draphco
Fellow, Clemson Sustainability Commission
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Clemson Partnership with Habitat for Humanity to Build & Relocate a House

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

For the last 25 years, the Clemson University Habitat for Humanity Campus Charter in partnership with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity has been building a house in a two week period to celebrate Homecoming. More than 500 Clemson students and community volunteers participate to construct a house on Bowman Field at Clemson and have it moved to the permanent location after Homecoming festivities. Bowman Field is a high visibility open area at the intersection of the University and the town of Clemson where students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community gather. The prominent location, quick build and relocation of the structure make this a unique effort. This event is an important tradition for Clemson and a way for students to build leadership skills while giving back to the community in a highly visible setting.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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