Silver

STARS v2.1

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 51.92 Ilda Hershey May 15, 2018 Download
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 9.51 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 0.05 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 3.20 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 7.71 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 1.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 0.93 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 1.25 / 2.00
The Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification recognizes universities that have shown sustained excellence in collaborating with off-campus communities. OSU has continuously maintained this classification since 2006. In 2017, OSU was recognized in both the ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.00 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 0.75 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 0.67 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
OSU's carbon footprint, which we have been tracking since 2006, has been greatly reduced by our purchase of wind power RECs that provide approximately 72% of the campus' electricity. Facilities Management recently instituted a ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 5.94 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 0.50 / 1.00
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently recognized the Student Union as a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building. The impetus began as a student initiative and evolved into a $65 ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.45 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.14 / 3.00
2017 marked the 10-year anniversary of the OSU Energy Management Program. Since its inception, OSU-Stillwater has avoided over $40M in energy costs, due in large part to the efforts of OSU faculty, staff and students ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 4.31 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 1.05 / 4.00
OSU's University Dining Services' collaboration with the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center has resulted in dozens of Oklahoma companies providing food and beverage products to campus. Since 2009, growth in Made in ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.74 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Nearly 28,000 square feet of turf grass areas were converted to native plant gardens that serve both as an educational tool but also to increase the number of pollinator gardens on campus. Students were ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 0.80 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
We are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of resources and sustainability practices to conserve those resources. We are partnering with suppliers that can provide sustainable products at economically feasible prices. An example is ... read more
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 1.00 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.11 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.57 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.14 / 1.00
The OSU transit system not only serves the campus community but also City of Stillwater residents, which have no other mode of public transportation. OSU maintains a CNG fill station for the public and efforts ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.06 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.10 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.90 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
The creation of a recycling department and recycling center in 2013, along with comprehensive outreach efforts and participation from the campus community, has resulted in OSU increasing its recycle rate from 3% in our baseline ... read more
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 2.17 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Energy Services operates OSU's Water Treatment Plant. This Plant draws raw water from Lake Carl Blackwell, 8 miles west of Stillwater. The water is treated in the Plant, making it potable, and distributed to ... read more
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 4.02 / 6.00
Rainwater Management Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 1.50 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 0.75 / 3.00
OSU’s Division of Institutional Diversity has a number of programs and initiatives that support students, faculty, and staff, as outlined below. In addition to the listed programs that help facilitate the success of underrepresented ... read more
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.33 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 3.12 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Due to cuts in our state appropriations, OSU has struggled to maintain compensation levels that are competitive for our staff and faculty positions. However, we have worked very hard to ensure that the wages earned ... read more
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.42 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.37 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Academy-Industry Connections Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Certified Green Cleaning Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Bicycle Friendly University Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation C Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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