Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.81
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Houston
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Michael Mendoza
Sustainability Manager
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 University of Houston's proud heritage of academic excellence dates back to its founding in 1927. Over the years, we grew and prospered, becoming the University of Houston in 1934. Two years later, the institution acquired land for a permanent campus, and its first building opened in 1939. The university became a state institution in 1963 and joined the newly created University of Houston System in 1977.

Today, the University of Houston is a major public research and teaching institution, serving over 43,700 students annually with nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs.

The main campus is in Houston, TX. The university sits on roughly 573.8 acres and contains 15 schools: Honors College, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, C. T. Bauer College of Business, College of Education, Cullen College of Engineering, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, UH Law Center, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, College of Nursing, College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, Graduate College of Social Work, and College of Technology.

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) 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 No
Hospital No No

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

Only the University of Houston - Main Campus is included in the report due to the policy that implemented STARS only covering this scope. Additionally, at this time, the infrastructure between the campuses is not developed enough to complete a system wide audit.

Additional documentation to support the submission :

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