Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Ilda Hershey
Submission Date May 15, 2018
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Oklahoma State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ilda Hershey
Sustainability Coordinator
OSU Physical Plant
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

OSU Sustainability Stakeholders represent various specialties and areas of campus. Participants include faculty, staff, students and alumni. As OSU moves forward with sustainability initiatives in teaching, research, outreach, and operations, Sustainability Stakeholders provide invaluable advice and collaborations toward these efforts.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The OSU Sustainability Office, which was created in April 2012 includes one FTE Sustainability Coordinator and several part-time student employees, which together form a second FTE. The office is housed in Facilities Management Services, however it works toward sustainability for the entire Stillwater campus.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Ilda Trotta Hershey, Sustainability Coordinator

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The OSU Sustainability Office offers coordination for the entire Stillwater campus and consults with Sustainability Stakeholders and student organizations on a variety of initiatives. Some activities and substantive accomplishments over the previous three years include: reaching thousands of freshmen with sustainability messaging each fall; increasing campus recycling from 1,474,965 pounds and 4,290 units in FY16 to 1,720,002 pounds and 7,071 units in FY17 (State of Oklahoma reporting); creation and development of an Eco-Rep program.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

• Develop, implement, administer, document and promote campus-wide programs that foster sustainability.
• Interact with departments and students working on sustainability initiatives to enhance those efforts and share successful ideas across campus.
• Increase awareness of OSU’s sustainability initiatives.


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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