Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Madeline Schuh
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Pennsylvania
IC-3: Academics and Demographics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Madeline Schuh
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities and Real Estate Services
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Number of academic divisions (e.g. colleges, schools):
12

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent):
326

Number of students enrolled for credit:
24876

Total number of employees (staff + faculty):
30127

Full-time equivalent student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate):
21358

Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty):
17354

Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education:
0

Number of students resident on-site:
6380

Number of employees resident on-site:
50

Number of other individuals resident on-site, e.g. family members of employees, individuals lodging on-site (by average occupancy rate), and/or staffed hospital beds (if applicable):
50

Weighted campus users, performance year:
30691.50

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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http://www.upenn.edu/about/facts; https://www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/ ; http://www.upenn.edu/ir/QuickFacts.html

The University of Pennsylvania is a major research institution, with over 3,000 degrees granted annually from twelve professional and academic schools at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate levels. Penn is committed to teaching environmental sustainability, with a goal to make climate change and sustainability part of the curriculum and educational experience available to all Penn students. (Penn's 2009 "Climate Action Plan".). This submission documents Penn's efforts during the FY17 year and compares them to the FY14 baseline year which corresponds with the University's "Climate Action Plan. 2.0". The submission relies on information related to the main, academic, West Philadelphia campus, but to more fully document efforts across the Penn system, information related to the Morris Arboretum and New Bolton has also been included and noted as outside the boundary in descriptions. The information is used to enrich examples of University efforts and is not intended to be the primary justification for credits. The responses for each of the questions and sub-questions are drawn from University materials, both internal and public documents. Each section notes the website where the information can be found.

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