The Ohio State University at Newark

Newark, OH, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Silver - expired 48.43 Sept. 11, 2016 Tony Gillund Sept. 12, 2013 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 2,478
Number of Undergraduate Students 2,568
Number of Graduate Students 109
Full-time Equivalent Employees 100
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 3,470,913
Percentage of students that are Residential 6.6
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 85.1
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 14.9
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 488,000.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds 159.0
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
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 No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

For forty years, The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College have shared the Newark regional campus, its land, its buildings and its people, in a partnership of fiscal efficiency and collaborative campus planning. The partnership is at the forefront of daily operations and long term planning, and is a recognized model of shared services and resources. The institutions’ leaders set forth a vision almost fifty years ago; today our leaders share a vision for campus development for the next fifty years. This joint vision is rooted in the long-standing institutional partnership and in the opportunities it presents for the future.

In 2012, the two institutions drafted a Newark Campus Framework Plan. This collaborative plan is designed to guide decision making and physical change over the next 50 years, ensuring the academic missions of each institution drive the physical environment. It provides a holistic approach by integrating academic, physical and financial planning as we build toward our long-term vision for the campus. The plan gives us a toolbox of resources which will allow our two institutions to be flexible in a time of change and to encourage fiscal responsibility across the institutions.

The Institutional Boundary Characteristics for The Ohio State University at Newark:

Student data are based on autumn semester 2011 enrollment.

The staff count for FY2012-2013, as follows:
Cost-shared: 57 FT and 0 PT
OSU: 40 FT and 7 PT
FTE: 57+4+2.82 = 99.8

Endowment figure is as of 6/30/2013.

The Ohio State University at Newark 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 Not Pursuing
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete
Student Group Complete
Organic Garden Not Pursuing
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing
Themed Housing Not Pursuing
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing
Sustainability Events Complete
Outdoors Program Not Pursuing
Themed Semester or Year Not Pursuing
The Ohio State University at Newark offers the following degrees: Undergraduate Degrees: Education - Early and Middle Childhood - B.S.Ed. English - B.A. Business Administration - B.S.B.A. History - B.A. Psychology - B.A. or B.S. … 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 Pursuing
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete
Research Opportunities at Ohio State Newark: Department of English Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Department of History School of Music Department of Political Science Department of Psychology Faculty in many departments are interested … 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 Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible for … read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Not Applicable
Indoor Air Quality Complete

The Newark Campus Department of Facilities Planning and Operations is pursuing initiatives to respond to impacts on the climate from the existence of the facilities.

Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing
Food service on the Newark campus is managed by Ohio State University Dining Services. Dining Services include "The Table of Contents," a state-of-the-art, market-style dining facility, the Cyber Cafe, a full-service, gourmet coffee shop, and … read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Trayless Dining Not Pursuing
Vegan Dining Complete
Trans-Fats Complete
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing
Food Donation Not Pursuing
Recycled Content Napkins Complete
Reusable Container Discounts Complete
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing
The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees six major buildings and three lesser structures totaling 488,000 sq. ft. and 225 acres of grounds at the Newark Campus. The Project Management office is responsible for … 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 Not Pursuing
Energy Management System Not Pursuing
Energy Metering Complete
Newark 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 Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Landscape Waste Composting Not Pursuing

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 Not Pursuing
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete
Local Businesses Not Pursuing

The Ohio State University at Newark is mainly a commuter campus. A ride-share is available through the Office of Student Life and the Newark City bus service includes the Newark Campus on their route.

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 Not Pursuing
Condensed Work Week Complete
Telecommuting Complete
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing
Local Housing Not Pursuing
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing
Car Sharing Not Pursuing

The Newark Campus is pursuing 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 Not Pursuing
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Applicable
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Materials Exchange Complete
Limiting Printing Complete
Materials Online Complete
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Pursuing
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Pursuing

The Newark campus facilities department has introduced and maintains many successful water-conservation practices, including utilizing low-flow fixtures, infra-red faucet controls, and geothermal air-conditioning chilled by an underground well water loop.

Credit Status
Water Consumption Complete
Stormwater Management Complete
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing
Building Water Metering Complete
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing
Xeriscaping Not Pursuing
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete
The Director of Human Resources, Campus Relations & Planning Support for The Ohio State University at Newark leads college representatives through many year-round activities including strategic planning, action planning, self-studies and accreditation support. This individual … read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Strategic Plan Complete
Physical Campus Plan Complete
Sustainability Plan Complete
Climate Action Plan Complete
The mission of the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs is to promote cultural awareness events and programs both on and off campus and create an environment that is conducive to the overall collegiate experience for students … 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 Complete
Employee Training Opportunities Complete
Student Training Opportunities Complete
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 Newark is successful in realizing its mission. Investments: … read more
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 University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College are highly active in and around the community. Multiple events per year are hosted on campus, and students, faculty and staff are active in … read more
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 Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing
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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