Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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Slippery Rock University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

SRU's sustainability website (www.sru.edu/sustainability), along with our Facebook page and Twitter feeds, regularly shares information with institutions, with links provided for others to view our Climate Action Plan, GHG Emissions Inventories, AASHE STARS Reports, and other educational materials.

SRU also participates in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Innovations Exchange program; in 2015 we shared our Land Use Request Form process we developed to protect environmentally sensitive areas of our campus (submitted under the Sustainability & Sustainable Development Category).

In addition, students from a variety of local colleges visit our Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research for free tours of the many sustainable demonstration projects on site.

SRU's Biology Department teams with the University of Pittsburgh to offer a field course to students who enroll in the summer program at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. In return, University of Pittsburgh students participate in site visits and presentations on sustainability topics offered at SRU's Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Research and Education.

SRU is also a member of the Marine Science Consortium pools the talents and resources of 16 colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic States. Classrooms, wet and dry laboratories, computer room, a workshop, dock facilities, dormitories, apartments, a cafeteria and recreational facilities are available at or near the Wallops Island Station. Several research and training vessels are available for work along the Atlantic coast and the Chesapeake Bay. Some courses offered at the Marine Science Center may be applied to the liberal studies requirement in the natural sciences so that any Slippery Rock University student, regardless of major, may take advantage of a first-hand experience in the marine environment.

SRU also manages the McKeever Environmental Education Center located in Sandy Lake, PA, and uses student interns from nearby colleges, such as Clarion University, to assist in supporting their environmental programs for K12 students and the general public.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

American association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
University of Pittsburgh/Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Marine Science Consortium
Jennings Environmental Center
McKeever Environmental Center
Clarion University

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

This year marks the first year SRU will be collaborating with eight other universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) in "PASSHE Unplugged", a friendly competition to see which university can reduce its electrical energy the most during the Spring Semester.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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