Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type:
Master

Institutional control:
Public

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

Founded in 1770 and approaching its 250th birthday, the College of Charleston is the oldest municipal college in the United States and a National Historic Landmark. Its main campus is located in the heart of the City of Charleston’s historic district and spans more than 50 acres.

In 2017, readers of the national publication, Travel + Leisure, voted the university “America’s Most Beautiful College Campus” for its mixture of open space and nature, history and culture. Many of the more than 150 buildings on campus date back more than 100 years.

Beyond our downtown footprint, the College has satellite facilities that reflect our commitment to sustainability. The College of Charleston at Stone Preserve stretches across more than 880 acres along the Stono River and the Intercoastal Waterway -- a vast space that includes long-leaf pine forests, wetlands, savannahs, tidal marshes and brackish, saltwater and freshwater ponds and protected through a conservation easement.

Cougar students and faculty representing multiple disciplines study at Stono Preserve, which provides research opportunities in marine biology, forest management and historic preservation. Right now, the College and a local land trust are collaborating on a strategic plan to restore Stono Preserve’s native and diverse ecosystems and enhance opportunities for experiential learning.

Harbor Walk, a modern, 45,000-square-foot complex, houses classrooms, faculty offices and labs. Nestled next to Charleston Harbor and six blocks from the main campus, Harbor Walk is home to the Department of Computer Science and its innovation hub. Across the harbor, the George D. Grice Marine Laboratory at Fort Johnson on James Island also features classrooms, labs, an aquarium and a research collection of marine invertebrates and fish.

Over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Mount Pleasant, student athletes can compete at the Patriot’s Point Athletics Complex in front of 2,000 spectators, and the the nearby J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex houses the College’s premier sailing team.

Finally, our North Campus in North Charleston is home to the School of Professional Studies and is a short drive from our main campus. In its 50,000-square-foot building, this satellite campus offers state-of-the-art classrooms and meeting space.


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 or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Museum No No
Satellite campus Yes Yes
Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres Yes Yes
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
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Additional documentation to support the submission :

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