Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.38
Liaison Brandon Hoover
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Messiah University
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Brandon Hoover
Director of Sustainability
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Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Private non-profit

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

Messiah College is set in a relatively rural area, but is surrounded by a fast growing suburb. The campus is situated in both Cumberland and York County with the Yellow Breeches creek dividing the two counties. For this report, the campus refers to Messiah's main campus located at One College Ave. in Mechanicsburg, PA. The graduate school and the smaller Harrisburg campus are not considered for this report.

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

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

We excluded the graduate campus and the Harrisburg campus at this time because many of the features associated with those campuses are contracted out to third parties and the College does not own those buildings. Making it difficult to make changes. Additionally, the graduate school is new and for this first report we chose to exclude the graduate school.

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