Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.34
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Duquesne University
IN-8: Dining Services Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mary Kate Ranii
Program Administrator
Center for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)
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Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by one or more of the following organizations?:
Yes or No
Food for Life (Food for Life Served Here award) No
The Food Recovery Network (Food Recovery Verified) No
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) No
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) No
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) No
Nordic Swan No
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) No
Sustainable Restaurant Association (Food Made Good, Two Stars or higher) No
An equivalent third party certification approved by AASHE Yes

Approximately what proportion of on-site food service outlets (by location or sales) are third party certified?:
50 percent or more

A list or brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the certification earned:

In 2019, Duquesne University's main dining hall, Hogan Dining Center was awarded a Gold Certification by the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program which includes a focus on waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency, community action, employee action, responsible sourcing, and nutrition. The Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Certification Program relies on self-reporting that is verified by a member of Sustainable Pittsburgh.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable dining certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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