Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison David Cullmer
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pennsylvania State University
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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Has the institution completed an assurance process that provides independent affirmation that the information in its current STARS report is reported in accordance with credit criteria?:
Yes

Did the assurance process include internal review, an external audit, or both?:
Internal review

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

David Cullmer, Sustainable Operations Analyst, Sustainability Institute
Mary Easterling, Assoc. Dir of Analysis and Assessment, Sustainability Institute


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

David Cullmer reviewed the majority of the credits using the STARS Review Template spreadsheet. Questions about specific credits were directed to the corresponding Responsible Party. Issues were resolved and documented in the review spreadsheet. Mary Easterling reviewed credits where David Cullmer was the Responsible Party and any issues were resolved following the above process.
In some cases, content experts from outside of the Sustainability Institute (SI) were asked to review specific sections where initial data were compiled by SI staff - for example: Tom Richard, Director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, reviewed the Research credits; and Sonia DeLuca Fernández, Associate Vice Provost for Educational Equity, reviewed the Diversity and Equity credits. This was in addition to the review using the STARS Review Template.


Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to submitting it to AASH​E:
Completed STARS Review Template:
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE (2nd review):
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Completed STARS Review Template (2nd review):
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Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE​ (3rd review):
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Copy of completed STARS Review Template (3rd review):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s reporting assurance is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.