|Submission Date||Dec. 17, 2020|
Pennsylvania State University
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:
Information found in this STARS report covers Penn State's main University Park campus located in State College, PA. For the most part, all functions that are part of the core campus area are included in the institutional boundary. 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.
Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
|Other professional school with labs or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary)||Yes||Yes|
|Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres||Yes||Yes|
|Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres||Yes||No|
The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which includes the College of Medicine and a 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 school and hospital are administered as a separate unit, we have chosen not to include them in this STARS submission for the University Park 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.
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.
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.
Additional documentation to support the submission :
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