Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.34
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Cruz
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Ellen Vaughan
Water & Climate Action Manager
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

UCSC reports on all property and facilities on its main Santa Cruz campus (1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064) with the exclusion of natural gas and electric data from the small Family Student Housing & Faculty Housing (Cardiff, Hagar, RVT) facilities. They are excluded because these on-campus facilities are operated by employees and UCSC does not have access to all utility data. We also exclude Faculty Housing waste and recycling data because it is serviced by the City and we do not have access to that data.

UCSC has ownership of three extended campuses it includes in its reporting. These include its Silicon Valley Campus, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (EEB) - Coastal Science Campus, and UCSC Administrative Building at 2300 Delaware. UCSC leases a portion of a business complex (Scotts Valley Center) that it does not report any metrics for except employee headcount because employees spend a portion of their time on the main campus.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission :

This data reflects academic year/fiscal year (AY/FY) 2017 (July 2016-June 2017).

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