Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.83
Liaison James Vollrath
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Texas State University, San Marcos
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A James Vollrath
Office of Sustainability
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Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The San Marcos Campus is situated within the burgeoning City of San Marcos and contains more than 491 acres, 209 buildings, and more than 8,000,000 GSF. This campus houses ten colleges and provides a wide range of baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It is defined by the natural topographic beauty of the central Texas Hill Country, Spring Lake, and the San Marcos River.

Texas State University has an additional 4,000 acres of academic, agricultural, research, and recreation areas which include Freeman Ranch and University Camp. Also included is the off-campus KTSW radio transmitter, the L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark House, the Albert B. Library Archives and Research Center, and the ALERRT training center.

Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school Yes Yes
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Satellite campus Yes No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes Yes
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

Texas State University operates a second campus located in Williamson County, 20 miles north of the City of Austin. The Round Rock Campus, on 101 acres with three buildings, will be treated as a separate entity for the purpose of STARS reporting based on its disparate location and unique function.

Texas State University also includes the Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park, a 58-acre site situated approximately five miles from the San Marcos Campus. Due to its distinct function of serving as a business incubator and research park, this location will not be included in STARS reporting.

Texas State University also operates the Texas Justice Court Training Center in Austin, Texas. Due to its distinct function of training elected officials for office and its distinct location, this facility will not be included in STARS reporting.

Additional documentation to support the submission :

Source: Texas State University 2017-2027 University Master Plan (pg 7)

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