Gold

STARS 2.2

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO, US


Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted
Gold 68.69 May 17, 2025 Ian Johnson March 4, 2022
Curriculum
24.13 / 37.00
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Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 13.17 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 1.96 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Not Applicable 0.00 /
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Research
12.51 / 18.00
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Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 8.84 / 12.00
Support for Sustainability Research Complete 3.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Complete 0.67 / 2.00
Campus Engagement
17.95 / 21.00
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Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 1.70 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development and Training Complete 1.25 / 2.00
Public Engagement
13.36 / 15.00
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Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Not Applicable 0.00 /
Community Service Complete 4.36 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Air & Climate
2.19 / 11.00
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Credit Status Points
Emissions Inventory and Disclosure Complete 2.19 / 3.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Progress 8.00 / 8.00
Buildings
3.25 / 8.00
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Credit Status Points
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.25 / 3.00
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 2.00 / 5.00
Energy
5.66 / 10.00
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Credit Status Points
Building Energy Efficiency Complete 4.49 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 1.17 / 4.00
Food & Dining
4.00 / 8.00
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Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.20 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 1.80 / 2.00
Grounds
3.04 / 4.00
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Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 1.04 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Purchasing
4.80 / 6.00
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Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.66 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.80 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.34 / 1.00
Transportation
5.34 / 7.00
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Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.13 / 1.00
Commute Modal Split Complete 4.21 / 5.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Waste
5.53 / 10.00
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Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 4.66 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.37 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Water
7.00 / 7.00
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Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Coordination & Planning
7.50 / 8.00
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Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Inclusive and Participatory Governance Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Reporting Assurance Not Applicable 0.00 /
Diversity & Affordability
8.52 / 10.00
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Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.67 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.42 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 3.68 / 4.00
Investment & Finance
0.33 / 7.00
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Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 0.33 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Wellbeing & Work
2.81 / 7.00
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Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.00 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 0.70 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 1.11 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Bicycle Friendly University Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Dining Services Certification Complete 0.25 / 0.50
Fair Trade Campus Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Food Bank Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Green Athletics Complete 0.25 / 0.50
Green Event Certification Complete 0.25 / 0.50
Grounds Certification Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Natural Wastewater Systems Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Pest Management Certification Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Sanctuary Institution Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Single-Use Plastic Ban Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Sustainability Projects Fund Complete 0.50 / 0.50

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