Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Lima
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Shane McCrory
Director of Student Life
Lima Campus
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

The Lima Aggies - Ag and non- Ag majors interested in Agricultural activities. The club provides an opportunity for students on campus to get engaged with agriculture as well as educate the area about agriculture. They hold agricultural events on campus, educating Lima and area counties, service projects, and meet with Columbus agricultural students.


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Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

The community garden was created this past summer by the Lima Aggies Student Club and community members. There are seven different plots each with its own theme. There is a vegetable garden, Ohio State themed garden, a Rhodes State Themed garden, a flower garden, an indigenous plant garden, and indigenous rock garden, and a handicap-accessible garden.


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Does the institution have 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)?:
No

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Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
No

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Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:

The campus Farmer Family Art Gallery has held exhibits that apply to sustainability.

Illinois-based artist Michael Noland opened his show, A Map of the World, in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall at The Ohio State University at Lima on Thur., Jan. 19, 2017.


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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
No

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:
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Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

The Ohio State University chose "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore as their Common Book for 2016. All incoming freshmen on all Ohio State campuses read the same book over summer 2016, as part of the First Year Experience and to create a sense of unity and mutual learning among Ohio State entities statewide. In 2015, the book was "The Good Food Revolution" by Will Allen.


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Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
No

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

Students can work in the maintenance department and learn about resource stewardship.


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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
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Estimated percentage of students (full-time and part-time) that participate annually in sustainability-focused co-curricular education and outreach programs (0-100):
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