Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Frostburg State University
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kara Rogers Thomas
Assistant Professor
Sociology
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes No
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles Yes
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills No
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution ---
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives ---

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

Student Sierra Club Coalition
Learning Green Living Green


The website URL where information about student groups is available:
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A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

Students are able to gain valuable experience through the Frostburg Grows Project that involves conversion of unused mined land to an innovative 5-acre greenhouse and shade house complex. FSU also has two organic gardens. One is located adjacent to the Braddock House for community use. The other is located adjacent to the Veterans Center and was installed by ethnobotany undergraduate students.


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:

Not at this time.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
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A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:

This is being discussed.


The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

"Focus Frostburg" is part of Earth week and includes an all day event that has concurrent lecture sessions on sustainability topics. Other activities include a sustainable topic poster contest, "Tree Art", "Relay for Life", book exchange and other related activities.


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
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A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

The University has sponsored sustainability or environmental-themed films (Plastic Paradise) and speakers. Art students create environmental-themed installations in public areas of the campus for Earth Day. An Earth Day poster contest features submissions from students of any major. Focus Frostburg has included planetarium shows featuring environmental themes.


The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Events organized through the Recreation and Parks Management program includes many regional outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, camping, and whitewater rafting. FSU also offers a major in Adventure Sports Management where Leave No Trace principles are taught.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Not at this time.


The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

Not at this time.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:
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The website URL where information about the student employment opportuntities is available:
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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:

Not at this time.


The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:
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