Cornell Recognized as Top Performer in 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

Cornell secured third place ranking in the area of Diversity and Affordability...

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Cornell University is proud to maintain the AASHE STARS Gold rating for our campus' sustainability performance.
Cornell University is proud to maintain the AASHE STARS Gold rating for our campus' sustainability performance.

via 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

Cornell University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (pdf), achieving the third spot area of Diversity and Affordability. The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 areas and overall by institution type, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

Ying Hua, Assistant Professor in DEA, discussing energy dashboard research with her two student assistants. (Mark Vorreuter)
Ying Hua, Assistant Professor in DEA, discussing diversity dashboard research with her two student assistants. (Mark Vorreuter)

Cornell achieved top performer status by earning a high score overall and/or in the Diversity and Affordability subcategory in STARS. Cornell University’s office of Institutional Research & Planning has partnered with academic leadership to develop dashboards to continuously assess and track diversity and equity by school and by degree objective program, graduation and retention rates for diverse groups, and perceptual measures on an annual basis. This information has been used to develop student-focused annual initiatives for Cornell’s Diversity and Inclusion framework, Toward New Destinations.

About STARS

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self- reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community. The credits included in STARS span the breadth of higher education sustainability and are organized into four categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning & Administration. All reports are publicly accessible on the STARS website. For more information, visit stars.aashe.org.

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