Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison David Cullmer
Submission Date Oct. 20, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pennsylvania State University
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type (Associate, Baccalaureate, Doctorate, or Master's):
Doctorate

Institutional control:
Public

Which campus features are present and included in the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school Yes Yes
Medical school Yes No
Pharmacy school No No
Public health school No No
Veterinary school No No
Satellite campus Yes No
Hospital Yes No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes Yes
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes No

Reason for excluding agricultural school:

Included.


Reason for excluding medical school:

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which includes the College of Medicine, is located in Hershey, PA, approximately 100 miles from Penn State's main campus at University Park. Because of this geographic separation, and because the medical school is administered as a separate unit, we have chosen not to include it in this STARS submission for the University Park campus.


Reason for excluding pharmacy school:

N/A


Reason for excluding public health school:

N/A


Reason for excluding veterinary school:

N/A


Reason for excluding satellite campus:

Penn State University encompasses 23 geographically dispersed campuses. This STARS submission applies only to the main campus at University Park. "Satellite campuses" (which include the 19 "Commonwealth Campuses", Great Valley campus, Dickinson School of Law, and College of Medicine), are encouraged to submit their own STARS data.


Reason for excluding hospital:

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which includes a teaching hospital, is located in Hershey, PA, approximately 100 miles from Penn State's main campus at University Park. Because of this geographic separation, and because the medical center is administered as a separate unit, we have chosen not to include the hospital in this STARS submission for the University Park campus.


Reason for excluding farm:

Land and related facilities that are managed by the College of Agriculture for educational and research purposes, and are adjacent to the core of the University Park campus, ARE included in the institutional boundary. Also included is the Arboretum. Other non-contiguous agricultural land and facilities are NOT included.


Reason for excluding agricultural experiment station:

The Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research and Education Center, located ~20 miles from the UP campus, is managed as a separate campus and therefore is not included within the institutional boundary. Neither are other non-contiguous ag experiment stations operated by Penn State.


Narrative:
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