Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE and Second Nature


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Ohio Sustainability Professional Network
Regional Ohio Action for Resilience (ROAR)
AICUO - Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

AICUO Presentation January 20, 2022 - Campus Energy & Sustainability Best Practices
AASHE Webinar January 26, 2022 - Webinar: Learned Lessons and Tips for GRITS and Green Revolving Funds


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

ROAR - Sustainability-based Collaboration of Central Ohio Colleges. Denison's Sustainability Director is a co-founder and on the leadership committee.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Denison and the Office of Sustainability have been mentoring Otterbein University with the development of its Sustainability Program. Denison has consulted with the College of Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan regarding their sustainability programs. Denison consults regularly with the University of Dayton on solar development and green revolving loan funds.


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Denison, Kenyon and Oberlin frequently collaborate and share best-practices regarding sustainability. In addition, the Ohio Five schools (Denison, Kenyon, Oberlin, Wooster, and Ohio Wesleyan) partner on a number of services to share resources and operate more efficiently.

The ROAR organization is a collaboration of Central Ohio colleges around sustainability and resiliency. Denison has taken a lead role in this organization and has been helping to work specifically on issues of renewable energy, local food procurement, and student career development as it relates to sustainability-focused careers.


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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