The Ohio State University at Marion

Marion, OH, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Silver - expired 51.84 Jan. 1, 2017 Tony Gillund Jan. 2, 2014 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 1,050
Number of Undergraduate Students 951
Number of Graduate Students 48
Full-time Equivalent Employees 72
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size Not Available
Percentage of students that are Residential 0.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 78.5
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 21.5
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 287,200.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 35,875.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 48.75
Acres of undeveloped land 123.42
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

The Marion campus spans 187 acres. 34% developed = 64.6 acres. (Breakdown: 25% Open space = 48.75 acres. 6% parking lots. 3% building footprint.). 66% undeveloped = 123.42 acres. --- The acreage for cultivated grounds and undeveloped land are entered above.

The Marion Campus is the site of co-located institutions: The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College.

The STARS analysis for Education and Research (ER) credits, most of the Operations (OP), and PAE credits is specific to Ohio State Marion. The OP credits for energy, water, waste management are for all campus buildings. Weight Campus Users data are for student, faculty and staff of both institutions.

Endowment size: Endowment for the The Ohio State regional campuses is part of the overall endowment pool for The Ohio State University. Separate endowment funds are not defined for the regional campuses.

The Ohio State University at Marion has many services available to help students be successful in the classroom and in the community.

Credit Status
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete
Student Group Not Pursuing
Organic Garden Not Pursuing
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Applicable
Themed Housing Not Applicable
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing
Sustainability Events Not Pursuing
Outdoors Program Complete
Themed Semester or Year Not Applicable
The academic offerings at The Ohio State University at Marion include: * Up to two full years of the College of Engineering's 14 degree programs * Associate of Arts * Complete bachelor's degree programs in … read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Course Identification Complete
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Not Pursuing
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable
Sustainability Immersive Experience Not Applicable
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete
Research Opportunities at Ohio State Marion include, though are not limited to, the following: Department of English Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Department of History Department of Political Science Department of Psychology Department … read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Research Identification Complete
Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research Complete
Departments Engaged in Sustainability Research Complete
Sustainability Research Incentives Complete
Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion Complete
The Marion Campus Physical Facilities Department oversees seven major totaling 287,200 gross sq. ft. and 187 acres of grounds at the Marion Campus. The Marion Campus project management office is responsible for campus construction, renovation … read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete

The Marion Campus Physical Facilities Department is pursuing initiatives to respond to impacts on the climate from its current facilities.

Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing
The Marion Campus (The Ohio State University at Marion and co-located institution Marion Technical College) does not operate a full-service Dining Services facility on campus. Many local fast-food restaurants and sit-down dining are available within … read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Not Applicable
Trayless Dining Not Applicable
Vegan Dining Not Applicable
Trans-Fats Not Applicable
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Not Applicable
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Applicable
Food Donation Not Applicable
Recycled Content Napkins Not Applicable
Reusable Container Discounts Not Applicable
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Applicable
The Marion Campus Physical Facilities Department oversees seven major buildings totaling 287,200 gross sq. ft. and 187 acres of grounds at the Marion Campus. The Marion Campus senior administrative staff seek to incorporate short-term and … read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing
Timers for Temperature Control Complete
Lighting Sensors Complete
LED Lighting Complete
Vending Machine Sensors Complete
Energy Management System Complete
Energy Metering Complete
Marion campus grounds staff are responsible for the care of campus grounds, which includes mowing, weeding, leaf removal, turf renovation, ornamental and herbaceous planting, pruning and removals; fertilization of turf and plant material, and the … read more
Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Complete
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Landscape Waste Composting Complete

The mission of the Purchasing, Receiving and Travel department is to process related activities and to procure high quality goods and services for the best value.

Credit Status
Computer Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Vendor Code of Conduct Complete
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete
Local Businesses Not Pursuing
The Ohio State University at Marion is a commuter campus. Marion City provides bus service for students and staff to the campus several times during the day and evening hours, Monday through Friday. There is … read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete
Mass Transit Programs Complete
Condensed Work Week Complete
Telecommuting Complete
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Not Pursuing
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing
Local Housing Not Pursuing
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing
Car Sharing Complete

The Marion Campus is pursuing waste management initiatives to respond to the creation of waste generated by student, faculty and staff activities and events, as well as campus building, renovation and construction projects.

Credit Status
Waste Reduction Not Pursuing
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Materials Exchange Complete
Limiting Printing Not Pursuing
Materials Online Complete
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Applicable
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Applicable

The Marion Campus Physical Facilities Department constantly seeks efficient water consumption operations and sound stormwater management practices.

Credit Status
Water Consumption Complete
Stormwater Management Complete
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing
Building Water Metering Complete
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing
Xeriscaping Complete
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Pursuing

The Dean/Director and the Superintendent of Facilities & Security oversee the coordination and planning for operations at The Ohio State University at Marion.

Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Strategic Plan Complete
Physical Campus Plan Complete
Sustainability Plan Complete
Climate Action Plan Complete
The Assistant Director-Regional Campus, serves as the Ohio State Marion Diversity Equity Coordinator. Multiple responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: leads up campus diversity initiatives and programs; develops, implements, and evaluates … read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete
Affordability and Access Programs Complete
Gender Neutral Housing Not Applicable
Employee Training Opportunities Complete
Student Training Opportunities Not Pursuing

The Office of Human Resources is committed to fostering a culture that attracts, inspires and celebrates excellence in people to ensure that The Ohio State University at Marion is successful in realizing its mission.

Credit Status
Sustainable Compensation Complete
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing
Childcare Not Pursuing
Employee Wellness Program Complete
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete

The Ohio State regional campuses are part of the overall endowment pool for The Ohio State University. Separate endowment funds are not defined for the regional campuses.

Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Shareholder Advocacy Complete
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Policy Complete
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing
The Ohio State University at Marion is highly active in and around the community. Multiple events per year are hosted on campus, and students, faculty and staff are active in service projects, volunteerism, and other … read more
Credit Status
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in Continuing Education Complete
Community Service Participation Complete
Community Service Hours Complete
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete
Trademark Licensing Complete
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing
Farmers' Market Not Applicable
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete
Credit Status
New Student Orientation Not Pursuing
Food Education Not Pursuing
Food and Beverage Purchases Not Pursuing
Confinement-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Vegetarian-Fed Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Hormone-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Seafood Purchases Not Pursuing
Dishware Not Pursuing
Energy Initiatives Not Pursuing
Energy Use by Type Not Pursuing
Procurement Not Pursuing
Bike Sharing Not Pursuing
Water Initiatives Not Pursuing
Endowment Not Pursuing
Sustainability Staffing Not Pursuing

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