Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.05
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date March 23, 2023

STARS v2.2

Purdue University
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tony Gillund
Director of Sustainability
Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability


Institution has co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives. The programs and initiatives fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Active student groups focused on sustainability

  • Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems

  • Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g., cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)

  • Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills

  • Conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability

  • Cultural arts events, installations or performances focused on sustainability

  • Wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g., that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles

  • Sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g., choosing a sustainability-focused book for common reading)

  • Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills (e.g., a series of sustainable living workshops, a model room in a residence hall that is open to students during regular visitation hours and demonstrates sustainable living principles, or sustainability-themed housing where residents and visitors learn about sustainability together)

  • Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution

  • Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions

Multiple programs and initiatives may be reported for each category and each category may include institution-governed and/or student-governed programs.



This credit applies to all institutions.


An institution earns 0.25 points for each category listed above for which it has one or more programs up to a maximum of 2 points available for this credit. Partial points are available based on the number of categories for which an institution has programs.



Report on currently available programs and on events that occurred during the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.